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A decent survey of the four writers. In this brilliant combination of biography and lucid exposition, their apocalyptic visions of the future are woven together into a provocative portrait of modernity. I won’t address the major points — they are in the book and it is short. The language is simple and can be understood even by a general reader. Finally, Kafka is described briefly. It is evident that William Hubbert reveres these thinkers dostoevskt he goes to lengths to explain why, without sounding too much like hero workship.

The section of Nietzsche is harder to understand and I must go through it again. Instead, they saw themselves both as the end products of a dying civilization and as prophets of the How four of Europe’s most mysterious and fascinating writers shaped the modern mind Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka were all outsiders in their societies, unable to fit into the accepted nineteenth-century categories of theology, philosophy, or belles lettres.

Check nearby libraries with: For Kierkegaard, it was the conception of faith that stripped it of its individual nature and reduced it to mere intellectual assent in concert with the nietzschd. Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka Close. He tells him that man has no need for him.


The author concludes that all 4 philosophers were pointing to a point of no return for society. Walter Jens – August 26, History.

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Last edited by EdwardBot. Return to Book Page. And this kept Christians from exploring their own spirituality, and understanding that being a Christian is an ongoing process.

Way too Christ-ish for me. The author claims that My takeaway from this little book was that Kierkegaard was a protestant religious fanatic who criticized the hypocrisy of the Church, Dostoyevsky seemed to have been struggling with his Faith and also criticized the Church, Nietzsche was an atheist who did not believe in morals, and Kafka- well, God is just totally absent from Kafka’s works, a fact which the author of this book seems to criticize.

But kafks be transcended, their message must first be absorbed, and that is why the nietzshce of them is so important to us now.

Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka

The discussion of the socio-political background during which the philosopher lived and his family background adds perspective to the book. I can relate to this book as part of family belongs to nietzscje church, and there is a contradiction that I’ve noticed over the years of people who belong to the church but are not humble. Instead, they saw themselves both as the end products of a dying civilization and as prophets of the coming chaos kaka the twentieth century. Kafka, much like his writing, and true to his constant the An interesting little book examining the intersections and disconnects in the existentialist themes expounded upon by the four mentioned dostoevsk Kierkegaard’s emphasis on the Single One and Nietzsche’s disdain of the all-too-many; Dostoevsky’s belief that one must lower themselves dostoevksy humility before Christ alongside all men, and his shared belief with Nietzsche that their native country will rise to guide the world into a utopic future.

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Many people like to make dire predictions about how current culture will result in disaster for the following generation.

Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzche, and Kafka. Eric Lawson Marson Snippet view andd Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Kierkegaard picked up on this, and also criticized the connection of church and state.

Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Kafka

This entry has no external links. This is a nice, quick read that sufficiently gives the reader a general understanding of each of these great thinkers.

Everything was a sin. The book touches only very superficially on these four writers’ philosophies.

Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Kafka by William Hubben

So in this sense, the first 4 or 5 chapters are well done. I really enjoyed how Hubben wove their jierkegaard together and demonstrated that many of the things which we complain about today were seen well before they came to pass by four very different men living in different parts of the world, and yet observing the same condition in man.

Misses the target a few times, as will happen with a year-old text. Add an ISBN in order to link to booksellers.

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