(PDF) On Ambivalence

  • Hardcover
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  • On Ambivalence
  • Kenneth Weisbrode
  • English
  • 11 April 2020
  • 9780262017312

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Review ¼ On Ambivalence Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Bligatory reflex or default position before practically every choice we make It affects not only individuals; organizations societies and cultures can also be ambivalent How often have we asked the scornful uestion Are we the Hamlet of nations How often have we demanded that our leaders appear decisive judicious and stalwart And how eager have we been to censure them when they hesitate or waverWeisbrode traces the concept of ambivalence from the Garden of Eden to Freud and beyond The Obama era he says may be America’s own era of ambiva. No joke I m ambivalent about this book and I m relieved most reviewers seem to be so too Not a brilliant essay or argument by any means but it does get intriguing toward the end talking about Obama s ability to make hay out of our society s ambivalence and talking about war and peace and how there are no clear victories any with so many outside actors and interests involved He s getting into globalism and our difficulty with it and how sometimes not taking action is the better decision despite its ambivalent nature This probably warrants an immediate reread with those thoughts in mind But I think I ll wait a while but to clarify ambivalence is living with and tolerating both sides philosophically as opposed to indecision or never ending procrastination In a way it s a certain wisdom sometimes the wisest choice is to be ambivalent We don t always have to kill off the alternate idea we don t always have to act Are the extremists listening

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Review ¼ On Ambivalence Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Lence neither red nor blue but a multicolored kaleidoscope Ambivalence he argues need not be destructive We must learn to distinguish it from its symptoms selfishness ambiguity and indecision and accept that frustration guilt and paralysis felt by individuals need not lead automatically to a collective pathologyDrawing upon examples from philosophy history literature and the social sciences On Ambivalence is a pocket sized portrait of a complex human condition It should be read by anyone who has ever grappled with making the right choice. This tiny book is packed full of interesting ideas At its worst it is a bit of a linguistic game my primary gripe with some areas of philosophy but at its best it is chock full of examples and analysis He concludesSo long as we embrace or at least accept ambivalence as individuals we may continue to decry and contain it constructively as a society Perhaps doing so can usher in a new era of human progress or perhaps not

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