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- Publisher: perypatetik (December 25, 2019)
- Publication Date: December 25, 2019
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B082PK3L85
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Peripatetic Alterity: A Philosophical Treatise on the Spectrum of Being - Romantics and Pragmatists Kindle Edition
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I do commend the out of the box thinking being approached here, with looking towards literary fiction, but I do think a look at some historical context is valid as well. A look at the abolishment of the FCC fairness doctrine can explain much of why the media has gone to propaganda media at best.
I will say that I do relate very much with the preaching of balance that is put forth here. The entire read kept me coming back to a quote.
“Life is like the harp string, if it is strung too tight it won't play, if it is too loose it hangs, the tension that produces the beautiful sound lies in the middle.” - Gautama Buddha
But, on a more practical side of things in conjunction with this book, I do suggest “The Money Myth Exploded” for an economic input side of things.
Seems to ignore very social import literary concepts from Greek, Roman, Norse, Indian, Native American and more. While it is good to concentrate in one area, it is bad to narrow in like this when discussing such a broad global and time unrestricted subject. I know they are trying to avoid this but I take issue with putting the human condition on any type of linear scale, I get their point of putting romantics and pragmatists on opposite ends and I feel they are pretty clear about their meaning in doing so, but I do worry about people who or even worse yet students that skim through the book without stopping and studying it as this needs to be. To perhaps expose my age I find doing that type of scale to be akin to the “Life Line” scale from Fear to Love from the movie Donny Darko. And I agree with the main character of Donny Darko it just is not that simple. I do feel there is a great potential in this book but I do not feel it should be out yet, or at least a 2nd edition should be on the way. I do recommend this book, but please take note that this is fire, and fire left wild will destroy, but when harnessed and channeled it can forge the hardest of metals.
This exhaustive tome attends to seemingly every possible area of life and the lifestyles that are pursued by these two polar opposite types of people. The book is extremely well thought out and painstakingly researched. The authors are obviously brilliant examples of experts in this area of the psychological universe.
Having said all of that, I did feel that the title was a bit of a stretch and possibly a tad pompous. A tad? (Minus one star.) This treatise of understanding and comparing the opposing lifestyles of pragmatism and Romanticism, although those are many-faceted, is not as difficult to wade through as is that title. I feel that the average reader can understand the book but some of us had to rely on a dictionary to be certain of the title’s meaning. If the book is not meant to appeal only to the scholarly elite among us a title such as “Itinerant Variances” or even “Wandering Through Our Differences” might help attain a thousand times the book’s readership. This is just my opinion and is only relevant if the authors are interested in book sales.
The table of contents is quite in-depth, citing many topics relating to the pragmatic person and others about the romantic soul, with sub-chapters that paint detailed pictures of both.
I recommend Peripatetic Alterity to the psychological community but also to anyone willing to dive into a deep well of thought pertaining to these two opposing personality types. The reader will learn much about his/her own personality and may find that they are more of a pragmatic or romantic than they once thought. I believe that some traits splash over from one side of the great divide to the other.
I’m very happy with my purchase and would buy the book again.
I found this book to be interesting but in a way that is also scholarly and not merely entertaining-a rarity in today’s world, to be sure. I definitely found myself whipping out the dictionary quite a few times and learning new vocabulary and philosophical concepts which I thoroughly enjoy as an autodidact. I highly recommend this book to lovers of philosophy and high-brow discourse. “Peripatetic Alterity” deserves five out of five stars!