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By Alain de Botton

ISBN-10: 0307277259

ISBN-13: 9780307277251

We spend so much of our waking lives at work—in occupations commonly selected through our green more youthful selves. And but we hardly ever ask ourselves how we obtained there or what our jobs suggest to us.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is an exploration of the fun and perils of the trendy place of work, fantastically exploring what folks get up to do each one day—and night—to make our frenzied global functionality. With a philosophical eye and his signature blend of wit and knowledge, Alain de Botton leads us on a trip round an eclectic diversity of occupations, from rocket scientist to biscuit producer, from accountant to artist—in seek of what makes jobs both soul-destroying or enjoyable.

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A. V. Miller (Oxford: Oxford Univer­ sity Press, 1977), 10. 14 Adrian Johnston, Adventures in Transcendental Materialism: Dialogues with Contemporary Thinkers (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014). 15 Otto Pöggeler, “Hölderlin, Hegel und das älteste Systemprogramm,” in Das älteste 36 Adrian Johnston 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Systemprogramm, Hegel-­Studien, no. 9, ed. Rüdiger Bubner (Bonn: Bouvier, 1982), 239–43, 245–46, 258; Otto Pöggeler, Hegel, der Verfasser des ältesten Systemprogramms des deutschen Idealismus, Mythologie der Vernunft: Hegels “ältestes Systemprogramm” des deutschen Idealismus, ed.

Essence appears in contrast to appearance within appearance . . 93 While endorsing the Hegelian speculative handling of the dialec­ tics of appearance and essence as a partial account of the genesis of transcendent(al)-­while-­immanent subjective negativity, Žižek neverthe­ less wants to push this line of speculation through to a more foundational ontological level. ”96 Other moments in Less Than Nothing testify to Žižek’s insistence on orthodox Hegelian answers to these Hegelian questions.

7 F. H. Jacobi, Concerning the Doctrine of Spinoza in Letters to Herr Moses Mendelssohn, in Jacobi, Main Philosophical Writings, 234; F. H. Jacobi, “Jacobi to Fichte,” in Main Philosophical Writings, 519; Jacobi, “David Hume on Faith, or Idealism and Realism, A Dialogue: Preface and also Introduction to the Author’s Collected Philosophical Works (1815),” in Jacobi, Main Philosophical Writings, 583, 586–87. 8 Jean-­Marie Vaysse, Totalité et subjectivité: Spinoza dans l’idéalisme allemande (Paris: Vrin, 1994), 18–19, 63.

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