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2009 | 6 | 2(23) | 115-135
Article title

A PESSIMISTIC EPICUREAN. 'THOUGHTS OF A PESSIMIST' AS ALEKSANDER SWIETOCHOWSKI'S NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND (Pesymistyczny epikurejczyk. 'Dumania pesymisty' czyli notatki z podziemia Aleksandra Swietochowskiego)

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The aim of this article is to analyze Aleksander Swietochowski's essay 'Dumania pesymisty' (Thoughts of a Pessimist) on the background of literary and philosophical texts by Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Mill, Hobbes, Feuerbach, Stirner and Sartre. The author considerations focus on questions - What are ethical consequences of life without illusions? Is awareness of such a state equal with being committed to egoistic behaviour? Does egoism eliminate any possibility of rational reconstruction of public life, understood as a positivistic ideal?
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  • Lukasz Ksiazyk, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Wydzial Polonistyki, Zaklad Literatury Pozytywizmu i Mlodej Polski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
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09PLAAAA068022
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