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I want to read everything he wrote. Apr 14, Adrian Colesberry rated it really liked it. Primarily an existentialist scholar his guides to philosophy are brilliantSolomon turns philosopher himself in this engaging examination of love.
Like a good philosopher, Solomon takes things to the bottom, questioning why and if love can exist at all, then constructs possible meanings that it can have in lived life.
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Solomon September 14, — January 2, was a professor of continental philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Early life Solomon was born in Detroit, Michigan.
His father was a lawyer, and his mother an artist. After earning a B. He held several teaching positions at such schools as Princeton University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Pittsburgh.
From until his death, except for two years at the University of California at Riverside in the mids, he taught at University of Texas at Austin, serving as Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Business. His interests were in 19th-century German philosophy--especially Hegel and Nietzsche--and 20th-century Continental philosophy--especially Sartre and phenomenology, as well as ethics and the philosophy of emotions. Solomon published more than 40 books on philosophy, and was also a published songwriter.
He made a cameo appearance in Richard Linklater's film Waking Lifewhere he discussed the continuing relevance of existentialism in a postmodern world. He developed a cognitivist theory of the emotions, according to which emotions, like beliefs, were susceptible to rational appraisal and revision.
Solomon was particularly interested in the idea of "love," arguing
About love reinventing romance for our times dating the notion that romantic love is an inherent state of being, and maintaining, instead, that it is instead a construct of Western culture, popularized and propagated in such a way that it has achieved the status of a universal in the eyes of many.
Love for Solomon is not a universal, static quality, but an emotion, subject to the same vicissitudes as other emotions like anger or sadness. Solomon received numerous teaching awards at the University of Texas at Austin, and was a frequent lecturer in the highly regarded Plan II Honors Program. Solomon was known for his lectures on Nietzsche and other Existentialist philosophers.
Solomon described About love reinventing romance for our times dating one lecture a very personal experience he had while a medical student at the About love reinventing romance for our times dating of Michigan. He recounted how he stumbled as if by chance into a crowded lecture hall. He was rather unhappy in his medical studies at the time, and was perhaps seeking something different that day. He got precisely that. The professor, Frithjof Bergmann, was lecturing that day on something that Solomon had not yet been acquainted with.
The professor spoke of how Nietzsche's idea asks the fundamental question: Or would you fall to your knees in gratitude? His wife, philosopher Kathleen Higgins, with whom he co-authored several of his books, is Professor of Philosophy at University of Texas at Austin.
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