The Son of Don Juan; An Original Drama in 3 Acts Inspired by the Reading of Ibsen's Work Entitled "Gengangere"
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ... of Kant? Juan. Of Kant? Do you say of Kant? Quite so! he was my favorite author. When I was young I went to sleep every night reading Kant. (Aside.) What will that be? It sounds like a dog. Laz. (searching out a passage). If you like, I shall tell you. Juan. No, my lad; any part whatever! (Taking the book.) Yes, this may be read at any part. You shall see. And don't concern yourself with me; write, my son, write. Lazarus sits and attempts to write. Don Juan reads. "Under the aspect of relationship, the third consequence of taste, the beautiful appears to us as the final form of an object, without representation of end." The devil! (Holding the book far off, as longsighted people do and contemplating it-with terror.) The devil! "or as a finality without end." Whoever can understand this? "Because what is called final form is the causality of any conception whatever with relation to the object." Let me see--let me see. (Holding the book still further off.) "Final form the causality." I believe I am perspiring. (Wipes his forehead.) "The consciousness of this finality without end is the play of the cognitive forces." How does he say that? "The play of the forces--the play." Well, I ought to understand this about play. "The consciousness of this internal causality is that which constitutes the aesthetic pleasure." If I go on it will give me a congestion. Jesus, Mary and Joseph! And to think that Lazarus understands about the finality without end, the causality and the play of the cognitive forces! God help me! What a boy!--(continues reading). "The principle of the formal convenience of nature is the transcendental principle of the force of Judgment." (Giving a blow on the table.) ... Hide synopsis