The Night in Gethsemane, by Massimo Recalcati

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In his short meditation on the Agony in the Garden, Recalcati explores the intersection between Christ's humanity and divinity by focusing his own psychoanalytic lens on the most hopeless moments of the Passion. Examining the unanswered prayers, the silence of God, and the betrayal by His apostles, Recalcati traces the connection between Christ's fear and despair and that of mankind. The book is a compelling and brilliant analysis of how Christ’s agony speaks more about the human condition than it does about His own divine aspect.


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By Massimo Recalcati, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609456221
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Published: Europa Compass - November 3rd, 2020

Hiking with Nietzsche - John Kaag

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Part biography of one of the most influential philosophers of 19th century, part memoir, Hiking with Nietzsche is an exploration, of Nietzsche’s work and life, his relationships, thoughts and his search for meaning. It is, also, the author’s self-exploration and a thorough insight into his own life, his marriage, fatherhood and himself. John Kaag followed in Nietzsche’s footsteps, like Mann, Adorno, Jung, Levi, Hesse and many other of his pilgrims did, on the hills of Sils – Maria in Switzerland, where he wrote Thus Spoke Zarathustra. And, he did it twice. First time as a nineteen-year-old young man, almost killing himself on the verge of anorexia and the second 18 years later visiting the same place with his wife and young daughter, retracing the same steps and paths but coming to different conclusions and contemplating different questions.

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ISBN: 9780374170011
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 25th, 2018

The Internet of Us - Michael Patrick Lynch

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Philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch approaches the Internet age with a question framed in the traditions of epistemology: how does reliance on the information made available by the Internet alter our ability to understand or have knowledge of a subject?  How is fingertip-accessible information, or Google-knowing, affecting our ability to reason? As he considers how the Internet has altered our relationship to knowledge, he raises concerns about the future of thought that are particularly pressing in an age where networks, smart objects, wearable tech, and the advent of neuromedia increase the presence of the Internet in daily life in irreversible ways.
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ISBN: 9780871406613
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Liveright - March 21st, 2016

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ISBN: 9781631492778
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Published: Liveright - May 9th, 2017