(PDF KINDLE) This Life AUTHOR Martin Hägglund


  • Hardcover
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  • This Life
  • Martin Hägglund
  • English
  • 09 May 2019
  • 9781101870402

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    Read & Download This Life Martin Hägglund ☆ 4 review review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Martin Hägglund Swedish MistI find it odd and oddly annoying that Martin Hägglund should choose to present his otherwise sensible philosophy in terms of faith He apparently intends to establish philosophical thought as a sound basis for

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    (PDF KINDLE) This Life AUTHOR Martin Hägglund A thought provoking work Hägglund's basic thesis developed out of a close inspection of primarily Marx but decorated with dozens of writers and thinkers suggests that both capitalism and religious faith limit our ability to maximize our freedom and our uest for the good I'm with him about 45 of the way I wish he had edited the book down a bit he got a bit repetitive and could have probably said the same thing in 12 the words L

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    (PDF KINDLE) This Life AUTHOR Martin Hägglund Read & Download This Life Being is time and time is finite The being that we care most about is human being or any being that can take a stand on it

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    review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Martin Hägglund Martin Hägglund ☆ 4 review (PDF KINDLE) This Life AUTHOR Martin Hägglund Incredible programmatic interdisciplinary analysis of our diminished lives under capitalism and religion and the e

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    (PDF KINDLE) This Life AUTHOR Martin Hägglund review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Martin Hägglund I want to apologize in advance to everyone who actually knows me all I'm gonna wanna talk about for the next sever

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    (PDF KINDLE) This Life AUTHOR Martin Hägglund This is perhaps the most intelligently formed and poetically written argument for secular thought since Bertrand Russell

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    Read & Download This Life (PDF KINDLE) This Life AUTHOR Martin Hägglund review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Martin Hägglund This is a book about atheism but it would be wrong to group it with books by Dawkins Harris or Hitchens Where p

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This Life review ë 104 That all spiritual uestions of freedom are inseparable from economic and material conditions What ultimately matters is how we treat one another in this life and what we do with our time togetherHägglund develops new existential and political principles while transforming our understanding of spiritual life His critiue of religion takes us to the heart of what it means to mourn our loved ones be committed and care about a sustainable world His critiue of capitalism demonstrates that we fail to sustain our democratic values because our lives depend on wa Incredible programmatic interdisciplinary analysis of our diminished lives under capitalism and religion and the emancipatory possibilities under democratic socialismPossibly the best book I ve ever read integrating our spiritual lives with our political commitments into a coherent humanist call to action I had an hour long conversation with the author on my podcast Life After God covering many of the themes he explores in the book You can hear the podcast on my website wwwlifeaftergodorg

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This Life review ë 104 Ge labor In clear and pathbreaking terms Hägglund explains why capitalism is inimical to our freedom and why we should instead pursue a novel form of democratic socialismIn developing his vision of an emancipated secular life Hägglund engages with great philosophers from Aristotle to Hegel and Marx literary writers from Dante to Proust and Knausgaard political economists from Mill to Keynes and Hayek and religious thinkers from Augustine to Kierkegaard and Martin Luther King Jr This Life gives us new access to our past for the sake of a different future This is a book about atheism but it would be wrong to group it with books by Dawkins Harris or Hitchens Where popular books on atheism largely focus on ridiculing the irrationality and lack of empirical evidence supporting religious belief or casting it in the causal role of various atrocities H gglund has a constructive project in mind As he writes late in the book echoing Marx If we merely criticized religious beliefs as illusions without being committed to overcoming the forms of social injustice that motivate these illusions the critiue of region would be empty and patronizing The task is rather to transform our social conditions in such a way that people no longer need to have recourse to the opium of religion and can affirmatively recognize the irreplaceable value of their own livesHis argument follows in two parts The first part seeks to invert a the common assertion by the religious that without some higher order or transcendence there is no basis for a moral or meaningful life H gglund argues that the opposite is true eternity renders our temporary mortal lives inconseuential in comparison Only in realizing that our lives are impermanent that wasted time can never be recovered and that death is a permanent end does what we do have real stakes Committing oneself to undertakings and to people bounded by this risk and impermanence is what he defines as secular faithThe second part argues that the implication of this outlook is that our goal should be the expansion of spiritual freedom the freedom to ask ourselves not just what we ought to to do with our time but if we ought to do what we supposedly ought to do From this perspective the collective wealth of a society is the degree to which people have the time and ability to do so This concept of wealth and value is incompatible with capitalism My brain being math addled I would say that capitalism optimizes the wrong objective function Contrary to Keynes predictions capitalism will never produce a 15 hour work week and social democratic redistributive policies will always be limited by arguments that they diminish the wealth they seek to redistribute Only under some form of democratic socialism where true social wealth is strived towards H gglund argues will we get free Along the way we get some deep readings of Kierkegaard Knausgaard Hegel Marx Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Jr among many others The book doesn t assume a deep philosophical background but neither is it a breezy polemic typical of atheist lit It demands something of the reader but it is profound and very moving in parts Dark Desires at Midnight The Enclave #2 terms Hägglund explains why capitalism is inimical كيمياء السعادة The Alchemy of Happiness to our freedom and why we should instead pursue a novel form of democratic socialismIn developing his vision of an emancipated secular life Hägglund engages with great philosophers from Aristotle We Leave Together Dogsland #3 to Hegel and Marx literary writers from Dante Fighting To Stay to Proust and Knausgaard political economists from Mill Blistavo i strašno to Keynes and Hayek and religious The Italian's Marriage Demand thinkers from Augustine Dont Waste Your Pretty to Kierkegaard and Martin Luther King Jr This Life gives us new access Taking Positions On the Erotic in Renaissance Culture to our past for Dont Waste Your Pretty the sake of a different future This is a book about atheism but it would be wrong A Belle in Brooklyn to group it with books by Dawkins Harris or Hitchens Where popular books on atheism largely focus on ridiculing Goats 2019 Calendar the irrationality and lack of empirical evidence supporting religious belief or casting it in Blitzscaling the causal role of various atrocities H gglund has a constructive project in mind As he writes late in Ashok and The Nine Unknown Ashok #1 the book echoing Marx If we merely criticized religious beliefs as illusions without being committed Classical Mythology to overcoming What's on My Mind? 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This Life review ë 104 A profound original and accessible book that offers a new secular vision of how we can lead our lives Ranging from fundamental existential uestions to the most pressing social issues of our time This Life shows why our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalismIn this groundbreaking book the philosopher Martin Hägglund challenges our received notions of faith and freedom The faith we need to cultivate he argues is not a religious faith in eternity but a secular faith devoted to our finite life together He shows Swedish MistI find it odd and oddly annoying that Martin H gglund should choose to present his otherwise sensible philosophy in terms of faith He apparently intends to establish philosophical thought as a sound basis for ethics without reference to religion and its supposed revelations of ultimate truth On the face of it he would like to replace religious faith with faith of some other sort My uestion is Why Although not all religions rely on faith Christian insistence that faith is euivalent to religion has penetrated global consciousness But even among Christians there is no agreement on what constitutes faith except the communal profession of some verbal formula Since Hagglund does not propose any alternative credal statement to the Christian religion or any other it is clear that he is not using the term faith in any recognisably religious senseInstead H gglund constructs a straw man His essential claim is that the common denominator for what I call religious forms of faith is a devaluation of our finite lives as a lower form of being This may be Those religions which emphasise the existence of some other world than the universe we inhabit in which perfect justice is achieved human defects are corrected and happiness reigns do implicitly devalue not just human beings but also all that exists But not all thought which accepts the possibility of a reality beyond expression perhaps even beyond perception insists upon such a position Yet such thought is religious in the specific sense that our consciousness itself implies an impenetrable mystery about our existence and its place in the cosmos Many for example myself included consider literature as a religion Our liturgy consists principally in our acts of reading and writing These acts are exploratory but they are never decisive Language that which exists within us and around us and yet is not part of us is our God This is a God which we use mercilessly but which also uses us with the same absence of care We may reverence our God but we do not idolise it We respect the immense power of language and we continuously try to outwit it We are bound to fail not because we are finite but because the God of language our own creation is infinite in its potential We will never exhaust its possibilities nor be able to control either its use or the way in which it connects to the world of other things What we do not have is faith in language We mistrust it because it lies about the world which is not constructed according to its principles We try relentlessly to pin it down by definition and explanation to no avail as we find that words can only be defined by other words Through language we create law and society and prosperity We also create hydrogen bombs and gas chambers and racist mobs We may pretend that we are free in our use of language But the reality is that we are trapped by it and within it It is the source of our unfreedom something Hagglund would like mistakenly to attribute to religionImportantly there is no creed of the God Language Language is undoubtedly there it exists but eually it is beyond our comprehension in its scope its future or even when it first appeared among us It is eternal but there is nothing about language which can be distilled into fundamentals of belief Hagglund would reject this however all religious visions of eternity as we shall see ultimately are visions of unfreedom he saysH gglund doesn t like the eternal as a fundamental principle a sort of credal premise of his secular faith The problem is not that an eternal activity would be boring but that it would not be intelligible as my activity In this he is simply too prejudiced by faith to be argued with Language will never become boring I challenge H gglund to even express the feeling of boredom without it How free would he be without the eternity of languageSo while I agree with H gglund s thesis that religious faith is bad for humanity and bad for existence it is faith not religion which is the issue There is no need for a secular faith because faith is the problem to be solved not allowed to expand Faith kills regardless of its content It kills intellectually by attempting to fix what the world is in language It s kills biologically by insisting upon natural relations of power which are expressed in terms of language And it kills spiritually by implying that there is some endpoint at which the exploration of language will reach its goalIn short it appears that H gglund is preaching to a philosophical or religious choir that feels itself deficient without some sort of faith There is no valid reason to do this In fact he is implicitly justifying the acts of religious faith as eual competitors to his secular faith A mis directed and self defeating argument therefore The world needs yet another faith as much as it needs another SUV