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The Ultimatum of Pessimism an Ethical Study

by James William Barlow

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epistemology,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • History & Surveys - 19th Century,
  • Philosophy : Epistemology,
  • Philosophy : Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages112
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9615125M
    ISBN 100548035741
    ISBN 109780548035740
    OCLC/WorldCa178016540

    Book Description: Pessimism claims an impressive following--from Rousseau, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, to Freud, Camus, and Foucault. Yet "pessimist" remains a term of abuse--an accusation of a bad attitude--or the diagnosis of an unhappy psychological state. Pessimism is thought of as an exclusively negative stance that inevitably leads to. Etymology. The term pessimism derives from the Latin word pessimus meaning 'the worst'. It was first used by Jesuit critics of Voltaire's novel 'Candide, ou l'Optimisme'. Voltaire was satirizing the philosophy of Leibniz who maintained that this was the 'best (optimum) of all possible worlds'. In their attacks on Voltaire, the Jesuits of the Revue de Trévoux accused him of pessimisme.

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      Arthur Schopenhauer, the quintessential philosophical pessimist. A thoughtful reader offered a rejoinder to the conclusion of my recent series on life and meaning. In it he advances an unequivocal pessimism in response to my (qualified) notions of optimism and hope.   OPTIMISM, PESSIMISM and Philosophy by James Mark Baldwin See also Over Books on DVDrom on Thinkers and Philosophy (Logic etc) Join my Facebook Group These are opposite correlative terms applied to the valuation of experience, life, and the world. Optimism is the view that the world is thoroughly good; or, that it is the best possible.


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Is positive, we may distinguish two classes - there are some who hope a still further development of the positive Resultant and there are others who fear its progressive diminution, and, still worse, its ultimate degeneracy, through zero, to the negative : James William Barlow. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Barlow, James William, Ultimatum of pessimism.

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a Lecture.(), The. Pessimism, an attitude of hopelessness toward life and toward existence, coupled with a vague general opinion that pain and evil predominate in the world.

It is derived from the Latin pessimus (“worst”). Pessimism is The Ultimatum of Pessimism an Ethical Study book antithesis of optimism, an attitude of general hopefulness, coupled with the view that there is a balance of good and pleasure in the world.

Books shelved as pessimism: The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti, The Trouble with Being Born by Emil M. Cioran, Pessimism: Philosophy. Evidence for this connection between motivation and optimism or pessimism was found in a new study by Abigail Hazlett and colleagues (Hazlett et al., ), published in Social Cognition.

The glass is half-empty, and storm clouds loom overhead, never with a silver lining. Pessimists get a lot of flak for their inclination toward negativity and their tendency to expect the worst in.

‘Hobbes and Cavendish shared pessimism about human nature, and an anxiety about ethical and linguistic relativism.’ Origin Late 18th century from Latin pessimus ‘worst’, on the pattern of optimism. The Uses and Abuses of Optimism and Pessimism In a striking turnaround, science now sees optimism and pessimism not as good or bad outlooks you're born with but as mind-sets to.

pessimism, he has another, more plausible argument for pessimism that hitherto has been neglected by scholars. Finally, I argue that although pessimism can be established as the correct judgment about life in some possible worlds, in our world.

the question of pessimism or. Pessimism claims an impressive following–from Rousseau, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, to Freud, Camus, and Foucault. Yet “pessimist” remains a term of abuse–an accusation of a bad attitude–or the diagnosis of an unhappy psychological state.

Pessimism is thought of as an exclusively negative stance that inevitably leads to resignation. [An] absorbing study Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit examines the pessimistic tradition in all its variants--cultural, metaphysical and existential--and analyzes the works of some of its chief practitioners When at his best in making his case for the vitality and pertinence of pessimism, Mr.

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25 Jul Hardback. US$ Add to basket. Churches Years. Twentieth Century Society. 07 Mar Hardback. US$ As a philosophical doctrine, pessimism asserts that, on the whole, the world is bad rather than good. This doctrine presents itself variously as (1) empirical pessimism,(2) metaphysical pessimism and (3) pessimisms confined to special areas of thought.

According to empirical pessimism only the present terrestrial existence is bad. ), optimism and pessimism (e.g., Chang, ) but in the best of this authors knowledge have no other study previously investigated the correlation between these concepts in a cross-cultural context.

Online surveys in native speaking language will be the main source for data collection. Winner of the Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers "Mr.

Dienstag aims to rescue pessimism from the philosophical sidelines, where it has The book is seductive, because pessimists are generally more engaging and entertaining than optimists, and because, as the author notes, 'the world. PESSIMISM--PHILOSOPHY, ETHIC, SPIRIT By Joshua Foa Dienstag Reviewed by Eric Chevlen This book is not about pessimism as an emotional complex.

Rather, its subject is the history of pessimism throughout the last few centuries of Western philosophy/5(14). Pessimism claims an impressive following--from Rousseau, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, to Freud, Camus, and Foucault.

Yet "pessimist" remains a term of abuse--an accusation of a bad attitude--or the diagnosis of an unhappy psychological state. Pessimism is thought of as an exclusively negative stance that inevitably leads to resignation or despair. The opposite of pessimism is hope, and the Bible is a book of hope (Psalm ; Proverbs ).

The Lord is the God of all hope (Romans ). The Lord is the God of all hope (Romans ). From Genesis to Revelation, God weaves His theme of hope into the story of man’s sin and sin’s consequences. Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit Joshua Foa Dienstag.

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