Er of times when I seriously "considered the possibility of living this life out beyond the powerline where there still is night "the possibility of living this life out beyond the powerline where there still is night the beauty of this is that to profit from its insight
"There Is No Need To "is no need to this Kohak has hope that a recovery of the moral sense of nature is within the grasp of everyone willing to seek it no matter their circumstancesIf you try it skip the first section entitled Theoria if you find it difficult and go right to Physis If the sections on the gift of the night of solitude and of pain do not hook you you are a cold fishFor the truth for all its complexity is in a sense utterly simple as simple as the embers and the stars We fear unknowing yet the greater danger may well be that of forgetting of losing sight of the starry heaven and the moral law dismissing the truth because it seems too naively simple That is why it seems to me so urgent that philosophy should ever return down the long abandoned wagon road amid the new growth not to speculate but to see hear and know that there still is night star bright and all reconciling
and that there is dawn pale over Barrett Mountain a world which still is God s not man s a worldthat there is dawn pale over Barrett Mountain a world which still is God s not man s a world the human can be a dweller at peace with himself his world and his God Though it cannot remain there philosophy must ever return down the wagon road in the golden glow of the autumn Not to find a new truth The reason is far modest lest we forge. Articular that Kohák turns moments of experience to account philosophically turning what we habitually overlook or avoid into an opportunity and basis for self knowledge This is an impassioned attempt to see the vital order of nature and the moral order of our humanity as one Ethic.
REVIEW ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Erazim V. KohákOne of the best pieces of contemporary philosophy It s rare to have a work of philosophical depth be written with such elouence However the beauty of the written word is on full display in Koh k s work The main focus of the book is on human ability to see truth and beauty and the good rather than
ARGUMENTS FORAGAINST IT THEM THIS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY FRUSTRATE MANYforagainst "It Them This Will Undoubtedly Frustrate Many Philosophers Especially Those "them This will undoubtedly frustrate many philosophers especially those the British Analytic Tradition But analytic tradition but is most certainly a breath of fresh air for those sympathetic to phenomenology It deserves to be read and reread Love this book This influenced me heavily My love of the land and my growth as a person is connected strongly to Kohak Today I came across an article about how during the Cold War the US gov t had plans to blow up the moon to display American military superiority It was a severe blow to my faith in moral sanity Carl Sagan was involved Our leaders are lunatics And so with distraught hands I turned back to Kohak s great workIt d be fairest to uote the entire book in full but alas I cannot I can only highly highly recommend this beautiful generous profound piece Kohak stands back from the world and weighs its beauty and pain reflects on the philosophies which have hurt men and their world as well as aided them and evaluates the destructive pathologies which threaten our ability to exist His eno Kohak s elegant witty and profoundly insightful medit. It is hard to put this profound book into a category Despite the author's criticisms of Thoreau it is like Walden than any other book I have read The book makes great strides toward bringing the best insights from medieval philosophy and from contemporary environmental ethics togethe. .
Ation on the moral sense of world that unfolds as
we poised at dusk between the dying embers of our cooking fire and the shimmering majesty of the starscape captivatedsit poised at dusk between the dying embers of our cooking fire and the shimmering majesty of the starscape captivated I ve read good philosophy before but rarely does philosophy tell a story so true and so arresting I vastly prefer it to Thoreau s Walden a book to which I think it could be easily if superficially compared I loved this book will reread it and am going to start working through Kohak s other writings It s that good If there were six stars I d
"Give Him The Extra One "him the extra one book is ust about the closest thing to a mentor that I have Three times through has not exhausted its meaning and insight though after carrying it with me on nearly every foray into the woods as a matter of principle has left it tattered and worn Kohak is a native of the Czech Republic and composed this while living in a small house he built himself in the New Hampshire woods and teaching philosophy at Boston College He has since returned to his home Though English is his second language the prose is delicate and purposeful Frost is one of his linguistic mentors there is no doubt he is a philosopher however and one who has spent many years deciphering that nasty continental stuff The surprise comes as the really practical implications of his thinking become clear this is no pie in the sky no HD Thoreau but a real livable philosophy There have been a numb. R Anyone interested in both of these areas must read this book Daniel A Dombrowski The ThomistThose who share Kohák's concern to understand nature as other than a mere resource or matter in motion will find his temporally oriented interpretation of nature instructive It is here in