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Download E-books Filosofen som inte ville tala: Ett personligt porträtt av Ludwig Wittgenstein PDF

By Sven Andersson

"Filosofin börjar med mig", sade Ludwig Wittgenstein i sitt ungdomliga övermod och kröp ner i första världskrigets skyttegravar och skrev vår tids mest inflytelserika filosofiska verk: Tractatus.

Tillsammans med namn som Einstein och Freud har hans tänkande förändrat hela vår moderna världsbild. males han var så mycket mer än filosof. Han var en av Europas rikaste män som gav bort allt han ägde. Han gick omkring som en fattiglapp och prövade på alla tänkbara yrken. Han var folkskollärare, trädgårdsdräng, vaktmästare, ingenjör, uppfinnare, apoteksbiträde, drakflygare, arkitekt, musiker, fågelskådare, professor. Och han drömde om att bli läkare eller munk. Eller att ta livet av sig.

Han hade allt det som vi förknippar med ett riktigt geni. Ett skarpt intellekt. Ett asketiskt och minst sagt udda liv. En karismatisk utstrålning i kombination med ett våldsamt humör som fick alla han mötte att darra av skräck. Och han levde på vansinnets gräns i en vansinnig tid. Han är den mest fascinerande och motsägelsefulla individual guy kan tänka sig. Det är svårt att inte bli berörd av hans sällsamma och tragiska historia.

Filosofen som inte ville tala är den första riktigt omfattande biografin som skrivits på svenska om Ludwig Wittgensteins liv. Här får vi möta filosofen until eventually vardags och i de mest absurda sammanhang. Den är oerhört välskriven och underhållande, av en författare som vet vad han talar om och kan förmedla det i ett slagfärdigt språk.
Här finns allt från svart humor until eventually svidande kritik av Wittgensteins inre krets. Boken kräver inga särskilda förkunskaper i filosofi. Det är människan Ludwig Wittgenstein som står i centrum. Varför han blev den han blev, och varför hans idéer ser ut som de gör. Och varför tigandets filosofi var så viktig för honom, vilket gett upphov until eventually hans mest kända rad: Wovon guy nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss guy schweigen. Om det guy inte kan tala måste guy tiga.

OM FÖRFATTAREN:

Sten Andersson är fil. dr i sociologi, författare och översättare. Han har bland annat skrivit om Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich och Ronald D. Laing och en biografi över Max Weber. Vidare en bok om känslornas filosofi, en om matens psykologi och filosofi samt en om schizofreni, eller hur guy gör en människa galen.

Han har översatt cirka two hundred böcker, bland annat en rad klassiker inom filosofi, psykologi och sociologi samt ett par böcker om Jean-Paul Sartre och Friedrich Nietzsche och några tegelstenar om både filosofins och sociologins historia.

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Download E-books La classe de rhéto PDF

By Antoine Compagnon

'Tout s'est joué durant l. a. classe de rhétorique, quand je débarquai de los angeles riante Amérique, au milieu des années soixante, et découvris l'un des établissements sévères où los angeles vieille France instruisait ses futurs cooks. Je grandirais encore, mais je ne changerais plus. Du moins je vis sur cette phantasm, comme si j'étais resté le même par l. a. suite. Mon idée de ce will pay était faite, mon sens de l'autorité et de l'indiscipline, de l'honneur et de l. a. honte, de los angeles fierté et de l. a. servitude, de l'amitié et du mépris. Cette année-là, je l'entamai comme un bleu, l'éternel bizut tombé des nues, abîmé sur terre, et quelle terre! Je los angeles terminai en pensant savoir qui j'étais et quel était le monde où j'allais vivre, un grand, un titanic bahut, avec son ordre serré et son anarchie profonde, sa règle apparente et ses arbitraires incessants, ses peines et ses allégresses, ses mensonges, ses hypocrisies, ses passions.

Rien de plus artificiel que ce sentiment : on se determine l'unité d'une lifestyles, là où il n'y a que des moments disjoints et les zigzags de l. a. fortune ; regardant en arrière, on se voit comme un puer senex. On le sait, mais, privé de telles fictions, sans une dose de duperie de soi ou de mauvaise foi, on serait égaré. Chacun se raconte une histoire à laquelle il s'attache. Dans mon roman, l. a. rhéto a été le nœud fatidique.'

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Download E-books Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World PDF

By Gary Lachman

This definitive paintings at the occult’s “great beast” lines the arc of his debatable lifestyles and effect on rock-and-roll giants, from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath.
 
When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was once no longer an noticeable contender for the main enduring pop-culture determine of the subsequent century. yet 20 years later, Crowley’s identify and photograph have been all over. The Beatles positioned him at the disguise of  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts membership Band. The Rolling Stones have been in brief critical devotees. this present day, his visage hangs in goth golf equipment, occult temples, and school dorm rooms, and his equipment of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and religious seekers.

Aleister Crowley is greater than only a biography of this compelling, arguable, and divisive figure—it’s additionally a portrait of his exceptional effect on sleek popular culture.

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Download E-books Claude Monet PDF

By Nina Kalitina

For Claude Monet the designation 'impressionist' continually remained a resource of delight. despite everything critics have written approximately his paintings, Monet persisted to be a real impressionist to the tip of his very lengthy existence. He used to be so via deep conviction, and for his Impressionism he could have sacrificed many different possibilities that his huge, immense expertise held out to him. Monet didn't paint classical compositions with figures, and he didn't develop into a portraitist, even if his expert education integrated these talents. He selected a unmarried style for himself, panorama portray, and in that he completed a level of perfection none of his contemporaries controlled to achieve. but the little boy started via drawing caricatures. Boudin suggested Monet to forestall doing caricatures and to soak up landscapes in its place. the ocean, the sky, animals, humans, and bushes are attractive within the specified country during which nature created them - surrounded by way of air and light-weight. certainly, it used to be Boudin who handed directly to Monet his conviction of the significance of operating within the outside, which Monet could in flip transmit to his impressionist associates. Monet didn't want to enrol on the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He selected to wait a personal institution, L'Academie Suisse, verified by way of an ex-model at the Quai d'Orfevres close to the Pont Saint-Michel. you will draw and paint from a stay version there for a modest rate. This was once the place Monet met the long run impressionist Camille Pissarro. Later in Gleyre's studio, Monet met Auguste Renoir Alfred Sisley, and Frederic Bazille. Monet thought of it extremely important that Boudin be brought to his new buddies. He additionally instructed his acquaintances of one other painter he had present in Normandy. This used to be the striking Dutchman Jongkind. His landscapes have been saturated with color, and their sincerity, now and then even their naivete, was once mixed with refined remark of the Normandy shore's variable nature. at the present Monet's landscapes weren't but characterised through nice richness of color. particularly, they recalled the tonalities of work through the Barbizon artists, and Boudin's seascapes. He composed a number color in line with yellow-brown or blue-grey. on the 3rd Impressionist Exhibition in 1877 Monet provided a chain of work for the 1st time: seven perspectives of the Saint-Lazare educate station. He chosen them from between twelve he had painted on the station. This motif in Monet's paintings is in line not just with Manet's Chemin de fer (The Railway) and along with his personal landscapes that includes trains and stations at Argenteuil, but additionally with a development that surfaced after the railways first started to appear. In 1883, Monet had received a home within the village of Giverny, close to the little city of Vernon. At Giverny, sequence portray grew to become one among his leader operating tactics. Meadows turned his everlasting office. while a journalist, who had come from Vetheuil to interview Monet, requested him the place his studio used to be, the painter replied, "My studio! I've by no means had a studio, and that i can't see why one might lock oneself up in a room. to attract, certain - to color, no". Then, greatly gesturing in the direction of the Seine, the hills, and the silhouette of the little city, he declared, "There's my genuine studio."Monet started to visit London within the final decade of the 19th century. He started all his London work operating at once from nature, yet accomplished lots of them afterwards, at Giverny. The sequence shaped an indivisible entire, and the painter needed to paintings on all his canvases at one time. a pal of Monet's, the author Octave Mirbeau, wrote that he had complete a miracle. With assistance from shades he had succeeded in recreating at the canvas anything nearly very unlikely to trap: he was once reproducing solar, enriching it with an enormous variety of reflections. by myself one of the impressionists, Claude Monet took a virtually medical learn of the probabilities of color to its limits; it really is not going that possible have long gone any more in that course.

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Download E-books Helmut Kohl: Eine politische Biographie (German Edition) PDF

By Hans-Peter Schwarz

Die erste große politische Biographie über Helmut Kohl

Der identify Helmut Kohl beschäftigt die Deutschen noch immer. Für die einen bleibt er der Kanzler der Einheit, für die anderen ist er ein egozentrischer Machtmensch, dessen identify mit der größten deutschen Spendenaffäre verknüpft ist und der nicht nur seine eigene Partei, sondern auch seine Familie schwer beschädigt hat. Kohl, der Riese aus einer vergangenen Epoche, ist die größte lebende historische Figur der Bundesrepublik, die zugleich die stärksten Emotionen hochkochen lässt.

Der bekannte Zeithistoriker und Biograph Hans-Peter Schwarz hat nun die erste umfassende politische Biographie zu Helmut Kohl auf foundation umfangreichen und unveröffentlichten Quellenmaterials geschrieben. Ihm gelingt ein großes Lebens- und Zeitpanorama jenes Mannes, der die politischen Umbrüche am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts so stark wie kaum ein anderer mitgeprägt hat. Gemeinsam mit Staatsmännern wie Michail Gorbatschow, George Bush sen. oder Deng Xiaoping hat Kohl Weltgeschichte geschrieben, gleichzeitig ist sein identify mit zahlreichen Affären und innenpolitischen Fehlentscheidungen verbunden. Alles an ihm hat eben riesenhafte Dimensionen – seine Verdienste ebenso wie seine Irrtümer, die auch in unsere Zeit hineinragen.

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Download E-books My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles PDF

Based on long-lost recordings, a suite of riveting and revealing conversations with America's nice cultural provocateur

There have lengthy been rumors of a misplaced cache of tapes containing deepest conversations among Orson Welles and his good friend the director Henry Jaglom, recorded over normal lunches within the years earlier than Welles died. The tapes, accumulating dirt in a storage, did certainly exist, and this publication finds for the 1st time what they contain.

Here is Welles as he hasn't ever been obvious earlier than: speaking in detail, disclosing own secrets and techniques, reflecting at the highs and lows of his fantastic Hollywood profession, the folks he knew―FDR, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, Laurence Olivier, David Selznick, Rita Hayworth, and more―and the various disappointments of his final years. this is often the nice director unplugged, loose to be irreverent and worse―sexist, homophobic, racist, or not one of the above― simply because he was once not anything if no longer a fabulator and provocateur. starting from politics to literature to video clips to the shortcomings of his pals and the numerous movies he used to be nonetheless desirous to release, Welles is without delay cynical and romantic, sentimental and raunchy, yet by no means dull and continuously wickedly funny.

Edited by means of Peter Biskind, America's premier movie historian, My Lunches with Orson unearths one of many giants of the 20 th century, a guy suffering from reversals, sour and indignant, determined for one final triumph, yet crackling with wit and a stressed intelligence. this can be as shut as we are going to get to the true Welles―if one of these creature ever existed.

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Download E-books King Arthur PDF

By Christopher Hibbert

The stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the around desk are one of the best-known tales on this planet, yet they can be relegated to the area of legend. despite the fact that, Arthur used to be a guy, no longer a fable. during this ebook, acclaimed historian Christopher Hibbert vividly brings to lifestyles the sixth-century British monarch and his striking courtroom.

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Download E-books Playing With Fire PDF

By Gordon Ramsay

Now not a sausage. that's what Gordon Ramsay had while he began as a chef, operating 16-hour days, 6 days per week. whilst he was once suffering to get his first eating place within the black, he didn't imagine he'd be well-known for a television convey approximately the way to run ecocnomic eateries, or that he'd be head of a company empire. yet he's and he did. Here's how."In the start there has been nothing.Not a sausage - penniless, broke, fucking not anything - and even though, at a definite age, that didn’t subject highly, there got here a time while hand-me-downs, cast-offs and soccer boots of wierd sizes all pointed to an issue that looked as if it would have stricken me, my mum, my sisters, Ronnie and the whole thing people. It used to be as if we were dealt the ‘all-time dysfunctional’ poker hand.I want i may say that, from this aspect on, the penny dropped and that i determined to focus on it, however it wasn’t like that. it should take years prior to the teachings of existence, enterprise and cash started to click on into position - ahead of, as they are saying, I had a pot to piss in.This is the tale of the way these classes have been learned."This is Gordon Ramsay at his uncooked, rugged top. twiddling with hearth is the superb tale of Gordon’s trip from cordon bleu to megastar. In his no-holds-barred sort, Gordon stocks his ardour for hazard and event and his hard-won good fortune secrets.

Gordon Ramsay has introduced a string of the world over celebrated eating places in London with ten Michelin stars among them, together with his reliable of hugely proficient cooks, and has eating places in Dubai, Tokyo, manhattan and Florida, with extra planned.The writer of 9 best-selling cookery books and an autobiography, Humble Pie, Gordon is likely one of the largest tv personalities within the united kingdom together with his hit indicates, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen and The F Word.He was once offered an OBE in 2006.

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Download E-books Operation Yao Ming: The Chinese Sports Empire, American Big Business, and the Making of an NBA Superstar PDF

By Brook Larmer

The riveting tale in the back of NBA massive Yao Ming, the ruthless chinese language activities computer that created him, and the East-West fight over China’s most famed son.

The NBA’s 7‘6" All-Star Yao Ming has replaced the face of basketball, revitalizing a league determined for a brand new hero whereas turning into a multimillionaire pitchman for Reebok and McDonald’s. yet his trip to America—like that of his forgotten foil, 7‘1" Wang Zhizhi—began lengthy prior to he set foot at the world’s brightest athletic level.

Operation Yao Ming opens with the tale of the 2 boys’ mom and dad, basketball avid gamers introduced jointly by way of chinese language officers motive on making a new release of athletes who may possibly carry glory to their resurgent motherland. Their young children might don't have any extra freedom to decide on their fates. by way of age 13, Yao was once pulled out of activities university to hitch the Shanghai Sharks professional crew, following within the footsteps of Wang, then the celebrity of the People’s Liberation military group. Rumors of the pair of chinese language giants quickly attracted the NBA and American activities businesses, all wanting to faucet a industry of 1.3 billion shoppers.

In suspenseful scenes, journalist Brook Larmer info the backroom maneuverings that introduced China’s first avid gamers to the NBA. Drawing on years of firsthand reporting, Larmer uncovers the worrying fact in the back of China’s force to provide Olympic champions, whereas additionally taking readers backstage of America’s multibillion-dollar activities empire. stuck within the heart are younger men—one turns into a mega-rich big name and hero to thousands, the opposite a suffering athlete rejected by way of his place of origin but misplaced in America.

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Download E-books Gangster: The Biography of John Gilligan PDF

By John Mooney

'Gangster' is the significantly acclaimed biography of John Gilligan, the most important medications trafficker to emerge from the Irish underworld. The publication is an awfully account of ways a tender Dubliner grew to become a wealthy person felony. It makes use of first-hand interviews with Gilligan, his thugs, neighbors, relations, enemies, anti-drugs activists, individuals of the IRA and the police. It tells of violence, kidnapping, shootings, legal espionage, drug dealing and the way legal gangs vied for energy to regulate the Irish alternate in medications. stunning, interesting and scary, 'Gangster' additionally tells the tale in the back of the homicide of Veronica Guerin, the crime reporter. absolutely up to date and revised with new pictures.

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