Works published within this collection are written by contemporary authors who take part on academics at the moment. The publishing format is ePub, text fluxes that allow for reading in web-based and mobile devices applications. Such texts are available in Google Play Books; meaning that you can access them through your Google account. If your device has iOS installed, you can access the library after downloading the Play Books app.
Crescenciano Grave Tirado
El pensar trágico: un ensayo sobre Nietzsche
México: Ediciones Quivira, 2013
Precio: 3.80 USD
The motivation and ultimate goal for tragic thinking is the contemplation of the entirety. The vision of the primitive unit constantly torn apart in our World of objects and which, with huge and arduous effort, philosophical intuition tries to describe with mere words. Nietzche’s works embraces modern metaphysics from Kant and Schopenhauer in order to ultimately drown in the crucial experience for thinking: intuition of the entirety. For the writer, El nacimiento de la tragedia reveals, on one hand, the enormous work of thinking and, on the other, the profound vicinity between the artistic experience and thinking per se. Ancient Greek tragedies, for instance, make us shudder as they try bringing the torn unit of the entirety onto the light. Through verses and plot, they construct what is amorphous, distant or horrific by its own. Due to this, according to the author, Nietzche would never try to conceptualize or rationalize tragedy; any attempt to categorize in concepts which is irrational on its own would turn out to be a complete failure. More than that, Nietzche points to the essentially tragic constitution of the World through two forces, two impulses that were taken from the Greek artists and that should be recovered by modern artists: the Apollonian and Dionysian. On the last instance, the tragic artist gives his own self to said forces and during the overwhelm he identifies his individuality with the primitive unit. The tasks of the tragic artist and the thinker lively intertwine: One goes blindfolded to the primitive, whereas the other one sees such effort and tries to enact it through the metaphysical speech: “Thinking is assumed as an artistic process that goes beyond the self for achieving identification with the primitive artistic forces. This artistic thinking is the tragic thinking.”
Mario Magallón Anaya
Filosofía y política mexicana en la Independencia y Revolución
México: Ediciones Quivira, 2014
Precio: 3.80 USD
Through historic philosophy, which is necessarily recognized as politic, due to the dialectic and generative relation between existing ideas and praxis present in the American continent socio-historical reality (ideas that generate actions, and actions that generate ideas), helped by the analogic hermeneutics that recovers the subject on its own being, and phenomenal reality, Mario Magallón takes on the study of the past as an extension on the present and projection for the future.
In this revision, illustrated ideas from the creole rise in value as the seed for the libertarian approach which outcome was a process of independence, and had continuity during the Mexican Revolution and are still alive and in constant contradiction nowadays; whereas the national projects focused on achieving unity and homogeneity, constant social and political movement, marginal and repressed, proposed cultural and political diversity which, even nowadays, turns out to be problematic. At par with auto reflection and criticism on that past made out of liberal, anarchic, socialist and positivist ideas, we find reflections from the author about his own way to make philosophy, and about philosophic activity in general.