Dr Gajo Petrovic:
In "Plerude" author talks about aunt's visit and about peeling potatoes in order to point out that daily common events and misunderstandings are background for expressing different philosophical attitudes. In that way he provokes interest with readers for philosophy as for something each man is concerned with, the author then starts discussion on basic philosophical questions, starting from the simplest one, at first sight "What is philosophy?" A trial to answer this question shows that it has been more complex than it seemed at first, author therefore starts a discussion on various important questions from ontology, theory about being, philosophical anthropology. Without any reference (BELIEF) to philosophical authorities (as well as without any direct dispute with some other philosophers), he is creating an arbitrary dialogue with himself, judging critically arguments against anti-arguments for various theses and antitheses. After he had cleared up with himself, he enters into discussion in "Epilogue" with some of the most eminent philosophers from the past, such as: Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Berkley, Spinoze, again without citing any text, but by summarizing their conceptions in his own words.
Mr. Milan Nešić has once again confirmed by this book to be a good expert in philosophy and an excellent stylist. The value of this book is in the fact that it either does not offer to reader ready-made data and information or demands from him to decide in philosophical questions on basis of opinions of any authorities. Author, on the contrary, invites him to think, together with him, independently on some basic questions relevant for his everyday life and finally, to make decision by himself.
Dr Boško Tomašević:
Meditative focus in text PHILOSOPHY AND BELIEF by M. Nešić is based on comprehension of philosophy, as well as philosophy of contrast. Saying like this we both have to keep in mind ranges of Nešić's philosophical opinion, and also discourse by which Nešić's philosophical opinion, and also discourse by which that opinion was achieved. The book begins with "Prelude", which, in fact, treated prosodically, is a platonic dialogue. The dialogue has been developing from philosophical examinations of pro-questions, into a fan of universal questions, one of them being — how does it happen that the World exists — retained importance of basic crucial question of Nešić's metaphysics.
Unbelievable and unforeseeable simplicity of Nešić's philosophical opinion is in inverse variation with lightly well-balanced replies to the simplest, and therefore the most difficult questions. Nešić's concept of philosophy as a subject is the concept of Every-man as a philosopher. Such a conception of Every-man's philosophy is similar in a way to Nitsche Kierkegaard or Berdjaev. Or, in fact, it does not remind us to anybody. Nešić's independent philosophizing, extremely pure, authentic is contained in phenomenological based concept of philosophy. That is philosophy of origin and thus the better — philosophy of contrast. Philosophy of origin, in contrast to modern time's philosophy of finalization, philosophy of competition, represents indeed the most consistent level within the frame of various conceptions of the philosophical opinions from the end of 20th century. Philosophy should be returned to its source. One should discover that purity of basic attitudes found with pre-Socratic, it means one should get into the process aiming to "invariation of directions" of independent opinions. Nowadays the philosophy whose meaningful existence is based on such positions is called philosophy of contrast.
Such an attitude gains in the book PHILOSOPHY AND BELIEF a challenging contemplative meaning on that side "simplicity hopelessly destroyed" in a round wholeness of philosophical accomplishment. Universal importance of this book is contained in its determination to the extremely simple in its philosophical dramaturgy (therefore very serious), thus extremely deep (therefore very pure) in its philosophical orientation. We recommend the book for publication with a special remark: to be published at any rate!
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