Forms of Hatred: The Troubled Imagination in Modern Philosophy and Literature
This book analyzes such symbolic designs of the modern troubled imagination as the conspiracy theory of society, deterministic concepts of identity and order, antisemitic obsessions, self-hatred, and the myth of the loss of roots. It offers, among other things, the unique East-Central European materials incorporated in a broad, imaginative synthesis and critique of contemporary social analysis.
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Page vii - As the immediate object of pride and humility is self or that identical person, of whose thoughts, actions, and sensations we are intimately conscious ; so the object of love and hatred is some other person, of whose thoughts, actions, and sensations we are not conscious. This is sufficiently evident from experience. Our love and hatred are always directed to some sensible being external to us ; and when we talk of self-love, 'tis not in a proper sense...