This book presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Hadot’s book demonstrates the extent to which philosophy has been, and still is This. Foucault/Pierre Hadot; edited by Arnold Davidson; translated by. Michael . of Spiritual Exercises is the following: in the case of each of Hadot’s quotations. “Hadot’s essays exhibit impressive scholarship and a habit ofprofound reflection. This is not a book for the casual reader butit is an important publication and.
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Pierre Hadot (1922-2010)
February 21, ReimsFrance. Such practice, over time, takes up the dim, scattered material of our experience and intensifies it, gathering it into a unified pattern.
Only the Present is our Happiness. The emperor-philosopher mixes genres, or language games, from aphorisms, via staged dialogues and injunctions addressed to himself, to citations from poets and other philosophers, to more extended enthymemes.
The disagreements between the ancient philosophies concerned the way the happiness of wisdom was exerclses be conceived of and pursued.
Hadot made me want to re-read Plato properly, and I thank him Read much of this book on a one-to-one study group with Dresden; we both enjoyed what we read, although she said that John said that he had heard Hadot was “Foucault light. References and Further Reading a. The Epicurean gods, like the God of Aristotle, Hadot notes, are characterized by their perfect serenity and exemption from all troubles and dangers.
This is a good read and it cheers me up. In the end, it is to be practiced continuously. By “spiritual exercises” Hadot means “practices I expected a practical guide, but this was more of a historical overview of the philosophies that talk about living a philosophical life. Otherwise, ancient philosophical writings were conceived within, and directed toward the members of, the philosophical schools.
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A further, too-often neglected feature of the ancient conception on philosophy as a way of life, Hadot argues, was a set of discourses aiming to describe the figure of the Sage. Most importantly, this spiritual exercise he describes as the basis for genuine theoretical insight and for truly moral action.
Pierre Hadot was born in Paris in What is Ancient Philosophy? Philo-sophia, the love of wisdom, was for living.
Hadot takes seriously the ancient ideal of philosophy as paideia or education in the service of self-realizationwhich saw the attainment of philosophic perspective over one’s life as the fullest consummation of the developmental trajectory of the human psyche. The self thus becomes a genuine, fully-living unity only when it strives against its limitations to vividly conceive the unity of exfrcises whole.
Fails to move or provoke. This is not a book for the casual reader but it is an important publication and should be a required text for every student of philosophy, classics and the history of ideas, and for any serious teacher of these subjects.
Moreover, the content of a philosophy is often to be discerned between the execises.
Smith – – Thought: It shows the first fruits of his philological training over the previous decade and his distinct perspective upon ancient philosophical writings. Only the present is our own. The editing in this volume is lazy, and Hadot is repetitious and his style Hadot strikes me as a cross between Foucault and Leo Strauss: Hadot presents philosophy as “spiritual exercises” through essays on Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, and others.
An Interview with Pierre Hadotp. Goethe, Rousseau, Thoreau Stoicism and Epicureanism seem to correspond to “two opposite but inseperable poles of our inner life: In the words of Rilke, we no longer see “the Open”; we see only the “future.
So, a key spiritual exercise is to learn to dialogue, to snap out of our natural, self-sealed monologues in order to learn to genuinely attend to the presence of others. We must confront life’s difficulties face to face, remembering that they are not evils, since they do not depend on us. This is an excellent book. So the dialogue is friendship for knowledge, an attitude of love towards it that demands an engagement that is dialectical. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Nov 30, Luca Parodi dpiritual it it was amazing.