Le Lacrime Di Nietzsche

Autore: Irvin D. Yalom
Editore: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8854505285
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È un giorno di ottobre del 1882 e Josef Breuer, quarantenne geniale psichiatra, medico personale a Vienna di artisti e filosofi come Brahms, Brücke e Brentano, è al Caffè Sorrento in compagnia di una giovane donna che non conosce, ma che ha avuto limpudenza di convocarlo nel rinomato caffè veneziano per una «questione di estrema urgenza» in cui ne andrebbe addirittura del «futuro della filosofia tedesca». La donna si chiama Lou Salomé ed è di inusuale bellezza: fronte poderosa, luminosi occhi azzurri, labbra piene e sensuali. Nonostante la temperatura pungente del mattino, si è tolta il manto di pelliccia e, guardandolo direttamente negli occhi, con voce ferma gli ha detto di temere per la vita di un suo caro amico: Friedrich Nietzsche, il pensatore tedesco che, secondo Richard Wagner, ha «regalato al mondo unopera senza pari». Poi, posando leggermente la mano guantata sulla sua, ha aggiunto che il filosofo è in preda a una profonda prostrazione. Uno stato che si manifesta con una moltitudine impressionante di sintomi: emicrania, parziale cecità, nausea, insonnia, febbri, anoressia, e che lo porta ad assumere pericolose dosi di morfina... Così, attraverso la voce della musa della Vienna fin de siècle, Josef Breuer, stimato medico ebreo, futuro padre della psicanalisi, uomo dal comportamento ineccepibile e, tuttavia, oppresso anche dai legami e dalle convenzioni della vita borghese e matrimoniale e profondamente turbato dalla bella Bertha, sua paziente da due anni, apprende della disperazione estrema di colui che diverrà il suo più illustre paziente. Breuer, infatti, sottoporrà il filosofo alle sue cure, basate sulla convinzione che la guarigione del corpo passi attraverso quella dellanima. E tra lui e Nietzsche, nel corso di numerose sedute, si instaurerà un dialogo serrato e coinvolgente durante il quale Breuer cercherà di arrivare alle radici del male oscuro del filosofo e di indurlo ad aprirgli il cuore.

The Spinoza Problem

Autore: Irvin D. Yalom
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465029655
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When sixteen-year-old Alfred Rosenberg is called into his headmaster's office for anti-Semitic remarks he made during a school speech, he is forced, as punishment, to memorize passages about Spinoza from the autobiography of the German poet Goethe. Rosenberg is stunned to discover that Goethe, his idol, was a great admirer of the Jewish seventeenth-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza. Long after graduation, Rosenberg remains haunted by this "Spinoza problem": how could the German genius Goethe have been inspired by a member of a race Rosenberg considers so inferior to his own, a race he was determined to destroy? Spinoza himself was no stranger to punishment during his lifetime. Because of his unorthodox religious views, he was excommunicated from the Amsterdam Jewish community in 1656, at the age of twenty-four, and banished from the only world he had ever known. Though his life was short and he lived without means in great isolation, he nonetheless produced works that changed the course of history. Over the years, Rosenberg rose through the ranks to become an outspoken Nazi ideologue, a faithful servant of Hitler, and the main author of racial policy for the Third Reich. Still, his Spinoza obsession lingered. By imagining the unexpected intersection of Spinoza's life with Rosenberg's, internationally bestselling novelist Irvin D. Yalom explores the mindsets of two men separated by 300 years. Using his skills as a psychiatrist, he explores the inner lives of Spinoza, the saintly secular philosopher, and of Rosenberg, the godless mass murderer.

Il Dono Della Terapia

Autore: Irvin D. Yalom
Editore:
ISBN: 9788865593745
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Why Is Sex Fun

Autore: Jared Diamond
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465013074
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To us humans the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be?Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female can't be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesn't know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesn't advertise it to human males by the striking color changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals.Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large?There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond—renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning author—to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status.

Staring At The Sun

Autore: Irvin D. Yalom
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470894016
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Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our anxiety. Such recognition is often catalyzed by an "awakening experience"—a dream, or loss (the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job or home), illness, trauma, or aging. Once we confront our own mortality, Dr. Yalom writes, we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, communicate more deeply with those we love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment.

Questioni Di Vita Questioni Di Filosofia

Autore: Francesco Dipalo
Editore: Lampi di stampa
ISBN: 8848810780
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La consulenza filosofica è una professione relativamente giovane ma già ampiamente diffusa in Europa e in altri paesi del mondo. Essa è essenzialmente un fare filosofia a due – o, più di rado, all’interno di piccole comunità – ricorrendo a quegli “arnesi” metodologici e teoretici di cui la storia della filosofia occidentale è sovrabbondantemente ricca, con la convinzione che la pratica della ricerca per concetti, suggestioni, immagini simboliche, è un’attività assolutamente fine a se stessa, giovevole e bella proprio perché, come afferma Aristotele, non rimanda ad altro da sé, non si pone fini ulteriori in termini terapeutici, pedagogici o, tanto meno, accademici. Che, d’altro canto, il suo valore consiste propriamente nella capacità, insita in ciascuno di noi, di attivare il pensiero per produrre cambiamenti sensibili nella propria sfera culturale e, di conseguenza, nell’atteggiamento che si ha, concretamente, verso se stessi e il mondo, in senso etico, sociale e politico. Perché ciascuno di noi è, primieramente, ciò che pensa e, ne sia consapevole o meno, impronta la propria condotta di vita sulla visione del mondo di cui è portatore. Il ruolo del consulente filosofico consiste nell’offrirsi come coadiutore qualificato in tale esercizio, “maieuta” e “innescatore” al tempo stesso, compagno lungo quella strada che dalle regioni del vissuto autobiografico mena al concetto e di lì verso nuove forme di comprensione e di progettazione del proprio abitare il mondo.

Momma And The Meaning Of Life

Autore: Irvin D. Yalom
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465062962
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As the public grows disillusioned with therapeutic quick fixes, people are looking for a deeper psychotherapeutic experience to make life more meaningful and satisfying. What really happens in therapy? What promises and perils does it hold for them?No one writes about therapy - or indeed the dilemmas of the human condition - with more acuity, style, and heart than Irvin Yalom. Here he combines the storytelling skills so widely praised in Love's Executioner with the wisdom of the compassionate and fully engaged psychotherapist.In these six compelling tales of therapy, Yalom introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Paula, who faces death and stares it down; Magnolia, into whose ample lap Yalom longs to pour his own sorrows; Irene, who learns to seek out anger and plunge into it. And there's Momma, old-fashioned, ill-tempered, who drifts into Yalom's dreams and tramples through his thoughts. At once wildly entertaining and deeply thoughtful, Momma and the Meaning of Life is a work of rare insight and imagination.

The Schopenhauer Cure

Autore: Irvin Yalom
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061840882
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Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a sex addict whom he failed to help some twenty years earlier. Yet Philip claims to be cured -- miraculously transformed by the pessimistic teachings of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer -- and is, himself, a philosophical counselor in training. Philips dour, misanthropic stance compels Julius to invite Philip to join his intensive therapy group in exchange for tutoring on Schopenhauer. But with mere months left, life may be far too short to help Philip or to compete with him for the hearts and minds of the group members. And then again, it might be just long enough.

When Nietzsche Wept

Autore: Irvin D. Yalom
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062009303
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In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him. When he agrees to treat Nietzsche with his experimental “talking cure,” Breuer never expects that he too will find solace in their sessions. Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient. In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense, to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship.