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The lightness of being

Frank Wilczek

The lightness of being

Mass, ether and the unification of forces

by Frank Wilczek

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Published by Basic Books in New York, NY .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementFrank Wilczek
The Physical Object
PaginationXI, 270 p. :
Number of Pages270
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25544104M
ISBN 100465018955
ISBN 109780465018956
OCLC/WorldCa759839592

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How does The Unbearable Lightness of Being function as this so-called "novel of ideas"? Is it ultimately a love story, a political story, or a philosophical story? Is it ultimately plot-driven, or idea-driven? Which is there to serve the other: the characters, or the philosophy? How do . The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera is the uncanny, carefully structured, multi-layered love story I greatly cherished. More than a love story, the Unbearable Lightness is a full exploration into love and human relationships including disappointment, guilt, devotion and Cited by:

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being opens with a philosophical discussion of lightness versus heaviness. Kundera contrasts Nietzsche's philosophy of eternal return, or of heaviness, with Parmenides's understanding of life as light. Kundera wonders if any meaning or weight can be attributed to life Cited by: Download The Unbearable Lightness The lightness of being book Being The lightness of being book by Milan Kundera published in The soft copy of the book is available in the link provided below in PDF format.

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Milan Kundera is the author of the novels The Joke, Farewell Waltz, Life Is Elsewhere, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short-story collection Laughable Loves—all originally written in most recent novels Slowness, Identity, and Ignorance, as well as his nonfiction works The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, /5().

"The Unbearable Lightness Of Being" By Milan Kundera 3 If every second of our lives recurs an infinite number of times, we are nailed to eternity as Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross.

It is a terrifying prospect. In the world of eternal return the weight of unbearable responsibility lies heavy on. As I began re-reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera’s novel of love and politics in communist-run Czechoslovakia between.

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Directed by Philip Kaufman. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint. Ina Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives/10(K).

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The Lightness of Being. Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces. by Frank Wilczek. A few quotes from the book: "Ah," I hear the traditional believer object, "but scientific study of the natural world does not reveal its meaning." To which I reply: Give it a chance. Science reveals some very surprising things about what the world is.

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Book 3 describes Lightness or Laghima as being one of the eight siddhis, or eight perfections: the capacity to offset the force of one's facticity. This is defined in relation to Pullness or Garima [disambiguation needed], which concerns worldly weight and mass.

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