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  • Title: The Veil of Isis: An Essay on the History of the Idea of Nature
  • Author: Pierre Hadot Michael Chase
  • ISBN: 9780674023161
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Nearly twenty five hundred years ago the Greek thinker Heraclitus supposedly uttered the cryptic words Phusis kruptesthai philei How the aphorism, usually translated as Nature loves to hide, has haunted Western culture ever since is the subject of this engaging study by Pierre Hadot Taking the allegorical figure of the veiled goddess Isis as a guide, and drawing on tNearly twenty five hundred years ago the Greek thinker Heraclitus supposedly uttered the cryptic words Phusis kruptesthai philei How the aphorism, usually translated as Nature loves to hide, has haunted Western culture ever since is the subject of this engaging study by Pierre Hadot Taking the allegorical figure of the veiled goddess Isis as a guide, and drawing on the work of both the ancients and later thinkers such as Goethe, Rilke, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, Hadot traces successive interpretations of Heraclitus words Over time, Hadot finds, Nature loves to hide has meant that all that lives tends to die that Nature wraps herself in myths and for Heidegger that Being unveils as it veils itself Meanwhile the pronouncement has been used to explain everything from the opacity of the natural world to our modern angst.From these kaleidoscopic exegeses and usages emerge two contradictory approaches to nature the Promethean, or experimental questing, approach, which embraces technology as a means of tearing the veil from Nature and revealing her secrets and the Orphic, or contemplative poetic, approach, according to which such a denuding of Nature is a grave trespass In place of these two attitudes Hadot proposes one suggested by the Romantic vision of Rousseau, Goethe, and Schelling, who saw in the veiled Isis an allegorical expression of the sublime Nature is art and art is nature, Hadot writes, inviting us to embrace Isis and all she represents art makes us intensely aware of how completely we ourselves are not merely surrounded by nature but also part of nature.
    Pierre Hadot Michael Chase
    Pierre Hadot n Paris, le 21 f vrier 1922 mort Orsay, le 25 avril 2010 est un philosophe, historien et philologue fran ais, sp cialiste de l antiquit , profond connaisseur de la p riode hell nistique et en particulier du n oplatonisme et de Plotin Pierre Hadot est l auteur d une uvre d velopp e notamment autour de la notion d exercice spirituel et de philosophie comme mani re de vivre.Sp cialiste de Plotin et du sto cisme, en particulier de Marc Aur le, il est un de ceux qui ont accompagn le retour la philosophie antique, consid r e comme pratique, mani re de vivre et exercice spirituel Ses livres, tr s agr ables lire et d une tr s grande rudition, manifestent constamment un rapport avec l existence, l exp rience, voire la po sie, la litt rature et le mysticisme.


    Commentaires:

    Katelis Viglas
    "Nature loves to hide". The history of notion of nature in Western Thought. The main division of the book is between orphic and prometheic attitude of mind; the first is based on the respect toward nature; in the second, the violent and hostile exploitation of it, throught technique, magic and mechanical experiment is included. In the orphic category the revelation of nature's secrets comes through reason, poetry and Art.The modern agony made the relation with nature more emotional, ambivalent, [...]

    Rhys
    A thoughtful and elegant exploration of the idea of Nature."Since Plato, the fruit of the contemplation of nature and its study had been called “greatness of soul.” For him, the soul that never ceases contemplating the totality of time and being could not contain within it any pettiness or baseness; it looked down upon human affairs from above and did not fear death."I enjoyed the discussion around the balance of the 'solemn attention' of those measuring the footsteps of Nature, and the 'sac [...]

    Ľuboš
    Hadot's extraordinary essay was very challenging to read. It took me nearly a year of (discontinuous) reading to bite through its three hundred pages. The sheer amount of referenced literature and analyzed sources is nearly inconceivable and so is the diversity of motives, theories and thoughts that he analyzes with unrivaled rigor of his long career. At some points I got lost (even repeatedly), sometimes I had to put the book away for a few weeks, because I was too overwhelmed with information. [...]

    Laura
    wow do i want to hide away to read this

    I-kai
    given up on finishing it. I think reading half of it was enough; the book gets a bit repetitive from the discussion of Bacon onwards, and I just couldn't continue.

    Valaida
    Wonderful essay. I've learned a lot, it shattered my life! I was concerned though by the amount of time Pierre Hadot said he couldn't go deeper into the subjects he was writing about.

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