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Le je-ne-sais-quoi et le presque-rien (complete in 3 vol.):1) La Maniere et l'Occasion2) La Meconnaissance: La Malentendu3) La Volonte de Vouloir

Jankelevitch, Vladimir

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ISBN 10: 2020053926 / ISBN 13: 9782020053921
Published by Seuil, Paris, 1980
Condition: vg Soft cover

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3 volumes. 8vo. 146 (1)pp. 247 (1)pp. 85 (1)pp. Original illustrated wrappers with beige and black lettering. Wrappers in mylar jackets. Work by the renowned French philosopher Vladimir Jankelevitch (1903-1985). Minor yellowing to wrappers. Inside clean and tight. In French. Very good condition. On the author (source: Beth Hatefutsoth/ Diaspora Museum, Tel-Aviv):Vladimir Jankelevitch (1903-1985), Philosopher. Born in Bourges, France, he taught in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Toulouse, France, and then in Lille, France, until he was dismissed by the Vichy government in 1940. After WW2 he was professor at Lille and then at the Sorbonne, Paris. His writings are influenced by Henri Bergson, and some deal with the metaphysics of time. Jankelevich was also a musicologist writing on 20th century French composers. Bookseller Inventory # 17218

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Title: Le je-ne-sais-quoi et le presque-rien (...

Publisher: Seuil, Paris

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:vg

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146pages. in8. broche. L'oiseau n'est pas un docteur ès sciences qui puisse expliquer pour ses confrères le secret du vol. Pendant qu'on discute sur son cas, l'hirondelle, sans autres explications, s'envole devant les docteurs ébahis. Et de même il n'y a pas de volonté savante qui puisse expliquer à l'Académie le mécanisme de la décision: mais en moins de temps qu'il n'en faut pour dire le monosyllabe Fiat, l'oiseau Volonté a déjà accompli le saut périlleux, le pas aventureux, le vol héroïque du vouloir; la volonté, quittant le ferme appui de l'être, s'est déjà élancée dans le vide.

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