Persuasion and Rhetoric, by Carlo Michelstaedter, edited and translated by Wilhelm Snyman and Giuseppe Stellardi. Article (PDF Available) in Philosophical . Persuasion and Rhetoric has ratings and 17 reviews. Carlo Michelstaedter () committed suicide at the age of 23, days after completing this. Carlo Michelstaedter, Persuasion and Rhetoric, edited and translated by. Wilhelm Snyman and it was supposedly discussing the notion of rhetoric in Plato and.

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From his father Alberto, the head of an insurance office and president of the Gabinetto di Lettura goriziano, he received a push towards literary study; from his mother Emma Luzzatto, a great love for family and country. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

View all 12 comments. If I am thirsty, reality is more or less liquid, and more or less potable. Something that was written as a justification for the author’s suicide, yet it transforms into something more than we can imagine.

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Le parole si riferiranno a relazioni per tutti allo stesso modo determinate… Gli uomini si suoneranno vicendevolmente come tastiera”.


A Short History of Decay. The text he left behind has proved to be one of the carl trenchant and influential studies in modern rhetoric, a work that develops Nietzschean themes and anticipates the conclusions of, among others, Martin Heidegger.

The tragic loss of this great mind through suicide reveals a further element of his sincerity or madness – however one wishes to pdrsuasion him – and the overriding resonance of his final act exhorts us to live a meaningful life or rather press DELETE.

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From his father Alberto, the head of an insurance office ryetoric president of the Gabinetto di Lettura go Carlo Michelstaedter 3 June – 17 Mochelstaedter was an Italian writer, philosopher, and man of letters.

In he returned to Gorizia and set himself to work on the thesis. As much as I want to love this book, his arguments pesruasion just beyond my comprehension. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The history of the text is also fascinating. Only by living in the present as if every moment were the last can man free himself from the fear of death, and thus achieve Persuasion ; that is, self-possession.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Giorgia rated it it was amazing Sep 19, It is rettorica that gives rise to “commonplaces” that masquerade as true understanding, to the impostures of “science” in the name of “objectivity” see 89—95to technology and machines, to “education” —11, —52and indeed to every manifestation of bourgeois ideology see the “dialogue” at —6, for instance.


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Sep 21, Adeel rated it it was amazing Shelves: His thesis deals with many themes including language, existence, justice, salvation and the institutionalized. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Rhetoric —that is the conventions of the individual, the weak, and society—comprises social life, in which man overpowers nature and himself for his own pleasure. At times the paradoxical nature of his thinking reminds me of Nietzsche but his delicate and elegant prose reveals none of the nastiness and arrogance of the German philosopher echoing rather the more sublime elements of Wittgensteins earlier works.

Leopardi of which he greatly admired, and prsuasion to be a “Persuaded individual” for he had created a world of his own, a copy of Zibaldone was found in his residence with his personnel markings, sometime after his death.