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Gillian Rose (1) (1947–1995)

Auteur de Love's Work

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11+ oeuvres 830 utilisateurs 8 critiques 2 Favoris

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Gillian Rose (1947-1995) was Professor of Social and Political Thought at the University of Warwick

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Nom canonique
Rose, Gillian
Nom légal
Rose, Gillian Rosemary
Autres noms
Stone, Gillian Rosemary (birth name)
Date de naissance
1947-09-20
Date de décès
1995-12-09
Sexe
female
Nationalité
England
UK
Lieu de naissance
London, England, UK
Lieu du décès
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK
Cause du décès
cancer
Lieux de résidence
London, England, UK
USA
Berlin, Germany
Études
University of Oxford (D.Phil)
Columbia University
Free University of Berlin
Ealing Grammar School
Professions
philosopher
professor (Social and Political Thought)
Relations
Rose, Jacqueline (sister)
Organisations
University of Warwick
University of Sussex
Courte biographie
She was Lecturer / Reader in Sociology, Sussex University (1974-89), and subsequently Professor of Social and Political Thought, in the Sociology Department of Warwick University (1989-95).
Her major works include: The Melancholy Science, Hegel contra Sociology, Dialectic of Nihilism, The Broken Middle: Out of Our Ancient Society, Judaism & Modernity, Love’s Work, Mourning becomes the Law and Paradiso.

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This book was originally released back in 1995 and has gotten many glowing reviews since then. Gillian Rose was a noted philosopher from Britain who had decided to write a philosophical memoir of her life and her approaching death from cancer. She focuses on the power of love during many different and trying times in her life. It was understandably quite moving at times, but mostly I didn’t feel that I was connecting with her writing. Her sections about philosophy seemed rather distanced and cold. While the more personal parts about cancer and her medical treatments—other than a few very intense pages—also seemed distanced. Maybe I was expecting too much from an older book, as these types of nearing-death memoirs are much more common nowadays, but this book seemed to be something she was reporting on, and not as much of something she was personally feeling.

In the end, she died before the book was published. There are some seriously gory details about her surgeries, where she had much of her intestines removed, as well as a hysterectomy, and a number of other serious surgeries. I have read a number of these nearing-death memoirs, and they are obviously one of the hardest kinds of books in which to achieve the right tone, but Love’s Work seemed to be something that Rose wanted to keep some distance from. Because I think about death so much, I can imagine writing such a book myself, but actually doing it still seems a staggering achievement. Gillian Rose was incredibly brave to write this book and I’m a fool to be critical of her, but I’m just writing what I felt as I was reading her words.
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jphamilton | 3 autres critiques | May 24, 2021 |
One of the better standard books on Adorno, though also one of the books that contributes to the general misunderstanding of Adorno. At least Rose doesn't turn him into a French-style post-structuralist.
 
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stillatim | Oct 23, 2020 |
Based on this, and her fidelity to philosophy and reason while the rest of the world was so fixated on theory and irrationality, Gillian Rose is more or less a saint to me. So I cannot write an objective review.
 
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stillatim | 3 autres critiques | Oct 23, 2020 |
just not that interesting.
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mahallett | 3 autres critiques | Aug 2, 2020 |

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Œuvres
11
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Membres
830
Popularité
#30,757
Évaluation
½ 3.7
Critiques
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ISBN
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