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❃ [EPUB] ✻ Philosophy Between the Lines By Arthur M. Melzer ➜ – Alternate-universe.co Philosophical esotericism—the practice of communicating one’s unorthodox thoughts “between the lines”—was a common practice until the end of the eighteenth century The famous Encyclopédie oPhilosophical esotericism—the practice of communicating one’s unorthodox thoughts “between the lines”—was a common practice until the end of the eighteenth century The famous Encyclopédie of Diderot for instance not only discusses this practice in over twenty different articles but admits to employing it itself The history of Western thought contains hundreds of such statements by major philosophers testifying to the use of esoteric writing in their own work or others’ Despite this long and well documented history however esotericism is often dismissed today as a rare occurrence But by ignoring esot.

Ericism we risk cutting ourselves off from a full understanding of Western philosophical thought             Arthur M Melzer serves as our deeply knowledgeable guide in this capacious and engaging history of philosophical esotericism Walking readers through both an ancient Plato and a modern Machiavelli esoteric work he explains what esotericism is—and is not It relies not on secret codes but simply on a intensive use of familiar rhetorical techniues like metaphor irony and insinuation Melzer explores the various motives that led thinkers in different times and places to engage in this strange pract.

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  1. Alan Johnson Alan Johnson says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookThe primary thesis of Arthur M Melzer's Philosophy Between the Lines The Lost History of Esoteric Writing is that prior to the nineteenth century all philosophers in one degree or another adjusted the presentation of their thought to the particular conventions prevailing in their time and place page 346—in other words that they wrote in an esoteric manner The ancient


  2. 8314 8314 says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookIf hooked by the book title please use your precious time to read Leo Strauss instead And take some time to read the original text analyzed by Strauss This will give a decently clever reader with an idea of what this book was trying to talk one into And read some psychoanalytic case histories — I’d strongly recommend Jung’s autobiography as a supplementary reading mater


  3. Eric Chevlen Eric Chevlen says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookWere I to write here about this book to tell you about its thesis and style I would simply be repeating what other reviewers easily accessed have already done It is not likely that I would do that better than they have Rather I'll tell you about the experience for me of reading this book It was breathtaking Melzer methodically reveals the tacit unfounded presuppositions underlying the modern understanding of classical philosophy More he demonstrates persuasively that many of those presuppositions are in flagrant contradiction to the evidence of the texts themselves Finally he analyzes how and why it is that these errors arose Basing much of his discussion on the works of Leo Strauss he calls into uestion the modern foundational notions of philosophical progress historicism and cultural relativityAlternatively were I to express my experience


  4. Glaux Glaux says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookThis book concerns than just esoteric writing It's a useful though not impartial introduction to the thought of Leo Strauss And although there may be other suitable references for those looking into Straussianism or are there? Chapters 3 and 10 of Melzer's book will probably become my go to reference for very clear and fairly thorough expositions of the Straussian positions on theory v praxis ancient v modern and especially Strauss' defense of reason in the face of a postmodernism and b a version of philosophy that has been infiltrated by religious and mystical notionsChapters 2 and 9 notwithstanding the book dwells on the theoretical and historical causes of esoteric writing than practical instruction in esoteric reading or sustained interpretation


  5. David David says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookIt takes time to discover the potential of a good book It takes than one reading and some contemplation to properly absorb it's message Sadly readers uickly consume and then set aside their good books in order that they may immediately tuck into the nex


  6. Victor Finn Victor Finn says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookThis book is one of the most delightful intellectual experiences I have had in a very long time Arthur Melzer's book is about the history of the lost practice of esoteric writing a practice whereby authors conceal their true intentions feelings or doctrines through a variety of rhetorical techniues But importantly Melzer's book is about how human beings learn and how our understanding of how humans learn has changed in the shift from Tradition to Modernity during the Enlightenment the most ironically named time period in all of human history Melzer's insights into the nature of learning are actually valuable than the main topic itself Melzer's nuance shows itself in such instances as when he describes that different authors used esotericism


  7. Maxwell Foley Maxwell Foley says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookA little drawn out and repetitive but contains insights not easy to come by The book primarily is about esoteric writing but to me it felt as if it w


  8. Ari Ari says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookI read through the first sections with excitement then stalled out in the middle which was long and abstract and then enjoyed the last two chaptersThe basic claim is that many pre modern philosophers often wrote things they didn't really believe and lef


  9. Tony Gualtieri Tony Gualtieri says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookThis book ostensibly about a recherche aspect of pre Enlightenment rhetoric is in fact a repository of philosophical speculation While the subject is the use of disguised meaning in historical texts the various reasons for employing esoteric subterfuge lead to intriguing digressions on such topics as the modern insistence that theory be consistent with practice


  10. Paula McDonald Paula McDonald says:

    eBook Arthur M. Melzer º º Philosophy Between the Lines Epub ☆ Philosophy philosophy pdf, between kindle, lines free, Philosophy Between kindle, Philosophy Between the Lines eBookThis won't be everyone's cup of tea but for those interested in exploring what may be a new perspective as it was for me on factors that shape what we think and how we behave I recommend it I found the author's style maddening at times wished he had employed his editing pen as well as he did his writing one That I recommend it highly nevertheless says it all


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