In ‘the makropulos case’ he’s comparing his heroine’s coldness and selfish behaviour to that of his reluctant museand the chilly abrasiveness of the libretto is matched by janacek’s. Bernard williams (1973) drew upon the makropulos case to argue that an immortal life would not be worth living and, by corollary, the value of life stems from its finiteness this argument trades on the notions of conditional desire and categorical desire. Elina’s story — which, speaking as a sci-fi fan, has obvious similarities with that of heinlein’s lazarus long — was used by the philosopher bernard williams to make an argument about the tedium of immortality (“the makropulos case: reflections on the tedium of immortality”) williams argued that if we were truly immortal, we would. Montaigne, michel de “that to philosophize is to learn to die” in the complete essays swift, jonathan gulliver’s travels, part iii, chapter 10 williams, bernard “the makropulos case: reflections on the tedium of immortality.
Věc makropulos is a czech play written by karel čapekits english title has been variously rendered as the makropulos affair, the makropulos case, or the makropulos secretthe makropulos secret was čapek's own preferred english rendition of the play's title described by čapek as a comedy, věc makropulos received its first performance on 21 november 1922 in the vinohrady theatre in prague. The makropulos case: reflections on the tedium of immortality digitised add to my bookmarks export citation type chapter author(s) bernard williams page start 82 page end 100 is part of book title problems of the self: philosophical papers, 1956-1972 author(s) bernard williams date 1973 publisher. 'the makropulos case: reflections on the tedium of immortality' by bernard williams in a report consisting of seven pages williams' 1972 essay in which he argues of the undesirable being of immortality and the title that relates to a sixteenth century play are examined in an argument in support of williams' assertions.
Added to this williams exhibits on every page a mind of exceptional acuity i doubt if anyone could read the reflections on immortality entitled 'the makropulos case' without a consciousness that his deepest beliefs and feelings were being engaged: engaged and adjusted under the influence of reason. It seems that i am in agreement with bernard williams, in his essay “the makropulos case:reflections on the tedium of immortality” (1973) who also argues that an eternal existence would be intolerable, claiming that as human beings it is inevitable that by our very nature we will get bored we would be doomed to never ending repetition and. Philosophy 174a animals and ethics fall, 2017, p 2 animal rights: current debates and new directions, edited by cass sunstein and martha nussbaum oxford, 2004 i have ordered this book at the coop. Added to this williams exhibits on every page a mind of exceptional acuity i doubt if anyone could read the reflections on immortality entitled ‘the makropulos case’ without a consciousness that his deepest beliefs and feelings were being engaged: engaged and adjusted under the influence of reason.
Makropulos case is an essay called “the makropulos case: reflections on the tedium of immortality” written by bernard williams in 1973 williams was a british philosopher who. Save věc makropulos is a czech play written by karel čapekits english title has been variously rendered as the makropulos affair, the makropulos case, or the makropulos secret the makropulos secret was čapek's own preferred english rendition of the play's title  the literal translation of the czech title reads as the makropulos thing. Bernard williams was one of the most original and incisive philosophers of our time the seminar will study some of his most important and most intriguing works at least half the course will focus on williams’s critiques of traditional moral theoretic traditions.
The makropulos case reflections on the tedium of immortality 82: strawson on individuals 101: problems of the self: philosophical papers 1956–1972 bernard williams limited preview - 1976 common terms and phrases. Bernard williams' paper the makropulos case 1995 words | 8 pages in his paper “the makropulos case: reflections on the tedium of immortality” bernard williams asserts his central claim that when immortality is feasible it is intolerable further, it is reasonable to regard death as an evil. (schleiermacher)1 bernard williams’ essay, ‘the makropulos case: reﬂections on the tedium of immortality’ (ﬁrst published in 1973),2 initiated a debate that still rumbles on williams’ central argument can be sum- marized as follows.
Immortal curiosity immortal curiosity tanyi, attila karlander, karl 2013-09-01 00:00:00 i the m akropulos case in his article “the makropulos case,” bernard williams claims that “immortality, or a state without death, would be meaningless” and “that we could have no reason for living eternally a human life. Problems of the self - by bernard williams june 1973 this essay started life as a lecture in a series ‘on the immortality of the soul or kindred spiritual subject. The lecture concludes with bernard williams' take on immortality which posits that no kind of human life can continue to be enjoyable and attractive for eternity assignment montaigne, michel de.
Bernard williams in his essay morality- an introduction to ethics (published 1972) deals with what he believes are challenges to moral philosophy he begins by constructing a persona that he believes would pose the ultimate challenge to the existence of morality- the amoralist. Back in 1973, bernard williams published an article about the desirability of immortality the article was entitled “ the makropulos case: reflections on the tedium of immortality ” the article used the story of elina makropulos — from janacek’s opera the makropulos affair — to argue that immortality would not be desirable. Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading you can filter on reading intentions from the list, as well as view them within your profile read the guide .