By Peter Matthiessen
A vintage paintings of nature and humanity, by way of well known author Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), writer of the nationwide e-book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the recent novel In Paradise
Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed 20,000 miles of the South American desolate tract, from the Amazon rain forests to Machu Picchu, excessive within the Andes, right down to Tierra del Fuego and again. He the paths of outdated explorers, encountered river bandits, wild tribesmen, and the facts of historic ruins, and came upon fossils within the depths of the Peruvian jungle. choked with observations and outlines of the folks and the fading natural world of this giant global to the south, The Cloud wooded area is his incisive, wry document of his day trip into many of the final and so much unique wild terrains on the planet.
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375) indicates that Meynert in particular was well known as a Kantian. He was one of Freud’s principal teachers (Amacher, 1965). Beck (1967a and especially 1967b) gives a good description of neo-Kantianism in the German-speaking regions in the late nineteenth century. 4. The situation with respect to Schopenhauer is different. Parallels between Schopenhauer’s views and Freud’s have been known for a long time. Freud himself was aware of them. One of the things that make the study of these correspondences interesting is that Freud denied that he read Schopenhauer until late in life (for both points, see Freud, 1925).
But it is not clear where merely being aware of an experience stops and thinking about it begins. Since it is also not clear that Kant would have denied that one can be merely aware of a psychic state without concepts, it is not clear if he and Freud really disagree. Freud’s argument would probably not stand up to scrutiny. For one thing, it seems to require that even thinking of a word discharges a small quotient (a very small quotient (Freud, 1895, p. 367)) of energy from one psychic system to another.
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Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness by Peter Matthiessen