On Consolation Finding Solace In Dark Times By Michael Ignatieff
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On Consolation Finding Solace in Dark Times by Michael Ignatieff
epub | 2.92 MB | English | Isbn:‎ 0735281998 | Author: Michael Ignatieff | Year: 2021


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Timely and profound philosophical meditations on how great figures in history, literature, music, and art searched for solace while facing tragedies and crises, from the internationally renowned historian of ideas and Booker Prize finalist Michael Ignatieff

When we lose someone we love, when we suffer loss or defeat, when catastrophe strikes-war, famine, pandemic-we go in search of consolation. Once the province of priests and philosophers, the language of consolation has largely vanished from our modern vocabulary, and the places where it was offered, houses of religion, are often empty. Rejecting the solace of ancient religious texts, humanity since the sixteenth century has increasingly placed its faith in science, ideology, and the therapeutic.
How do we console each other and ourselves in an age of unbelief? In a series of lapidary meditations on writers, artists, musicians, and their works-from the books of Job and Psalms to Albert...

Category:Biographies of Philosophers, Philosopher Biographies, Ethics & Morality