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A philosophy of solitude.

Author: John Cowper Powys
Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster, 1933.
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Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963.
Philosophy of solitude.
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1933
(OCoLC)551627526
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cowper Powys
OCLC Number: 374530
Description: vi, 232, [1] pages 20 cm
Contents: 1. The self and the past : Past sages of solitude ; The doctrine of the Tao ; The weeping philosopher ; The stoic philosopher ; The philosopher-king ; Rousseau and the voluptuousness of solitude ; The elementalism of Wordsworth --
2. The self isolated : "I am I" ; The modern distrust of the soul ; Why take life for granted? ; Create an original self ; The herd-mind ; Evoking the lonely self ; Alien minds --
3. The self realized : The ancient mysteries ; A fresh start ; The art of a solitary life ; Our life-illusion ; Ourselves and the past ; A new birth ; "Premeditated ecstasy" ; The will to happiness --
4. The self at bay ; Outwitting the first cause ; The eternal wind ; The absolute ; The eternal world ; Forgetting ; The illusion of possession ; The calm of contemplation ; "Intimations of immortality" ; The self at bay 5. The self and "the something that infects the world" : We must bring back philosophy ; A philosophy of our own ; A static view of life ; Forgetting our real selves ; Psychoanalysis ; A philosophy of walking ; Nature the refuge ; Nature the avenger ; The influence of the inanimate ; Animal-vegetable consciousness ; Malaise ; Religion and lust ; Twilight ; The ultimate mystery --
6. The self and its loves : Our link with others ; The secret revolution ; Simply the individual life ; Love ; The tyranny of the heap ; The bed-rock floor ; Three-quarters of an hour --
7. The self and the bitterness of life : A "formula" ; thinking of our skeletons ; What can "elementalism" do for you? ; Our wickedness ; The contempt of fate ; Simplifying happiness ; The art of self-transmutation ; The mind as a magician.

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