By Peter Swirski
A sequence of interviews and demanding dialogues with the past due Stanislaw Lem whose writings were translated into over forty languages and feature bought over 35 million copies. if you happen to simply comprehend him as a novelist, A Stanislaw Lem Reader is a wonderful advent to Lem's philosophy, medical hypothesis, literary feedback, and social conception, whereas ultimate completely available to readers unexpected with any of his works.
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For that matter, I totally adore Chopin, but cannot tolerate atonal music - Stravinsky means absolutely nothing to me. I prefer Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to the Seventh, and the Ninth induces in me a state of wild ecstasy. And I am not even sure that I could articulate why it should be so. My attitude to various philosophical systems is essentially no different. I am irritated by Sartre and his thousand-page ponderosities. Popper makes a lot of sense in what he writes; on the other hand, he is too much like a schoolteacher, wagging his finger ex cathedra while proclaiming that things are such and such, and you cannot disagree with him at the risk of being taken by the ear and thrown out of the classroom.
I am irritated by Sartre and his thousand-page ponderosities. Popper makes a lot of sense in what he writes; on the other hand, he is too much like a schoolteacher, wagging his finger ex cathedra while proclaiming that things are such and such, and you cannot disagree with him at the risk of being taken by the ear and thrown out of the classroom. Then there are philosophers like Husserl, or better still Wittgenstein, who in the first half of his life wrote Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922), and later denied everything he had written in Philosophical Investigations (1953).
You refrain from a neuro-cybernetic description of this "world within a world" effect and use a pharmacological one instead. Is this model plausible, considering that the human brain is built of cells that morphologically are very similar to one another? The pharmacological technology as you describe it would have to have a fantastic selectivity to do the job you ask it to do. Lem: Your question is really a question about literary, and specifically narrative, conventions. When you write a futurological novel, you can always set up the limiting parameters as you please.
A Stanislaw Lem Reader by Peter Swirski