The Biocentric Worldview

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The Biocentric Worldview – Selected Essays and Poems of Ludwig Klages.

From the back cover:
This book is a selection of essays and poems by the German philosopher and psychologist, Ludwig Klages. He was a fierce critic of what he saw as the lack of quality in the modern world, which he held to be a product of the false ideas and belief systems of our times. For Klages, the world is divided between forces and ideas that enhance life in all its vigor (such as those of Nietzsche), and those which oppose life by reducing it to mere materialism, and by portraying it as something to be shunned as innately corrupt and evil (such as modern religion). To overcome the life-denying forces, Klages calls for a return to the pagan view of life, and to a direct relationship between humanity and the natural world, and opposition to the destruction of nature by the agents of progress. He also opposed the distortions and falsehoods which he claimed were being propagated by psychoanalysis.

Contents:
On the Biocentric Metaphysics of Ludwig Klages by Joseph D. Pryce
Editor’s Note
Man and Earth
On Ethics
On Truth and Actuality
On the Problem of Socrates
On ”Psychoanalysis”
On Academic Psychology and Characterology
On Consciousness and Life
Carl Gustav Carus as Romantic Thinker
On the Value of Science
Nature vs. Nurture
The Problems of Psychology
Goethe as Psychologist
On Love as Eros and as Passion
The Identity of Spirit in Every Bearer of Life
The Poems
Index

Said about Ludwig Klages och The Biocentric Worldview

”Those who confidently predict the end of all life and the ultimate doom of the cosmos are mere swindlers, Klages assures us. Those who cannot successfully predict such mundane trivialities as next season’s fashions in hemlines or the trends in popular music five years down the road can hardly expect to be taken seriously as prophets who can foretell the ultimate fate of the entire universe!”
– From the Introduction by Joseph D. Pryce

 

Author: Ludwig Klages
Pages: 156
Binding: Softcover
Published: 2013
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-907166-61-7

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