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Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

プラトン『ソクラテスの弁明 クリトン』あらすじと感想~ソクラテス・プラトン師弟と法然・親鸞師弟の類似に驚く・・・

プラトンが『国家』を書いたのは、尊敬する師ソクラテスが不当に処刑されてしまったことに対する反発からでした。

そしてそのソクラテスがなぜ処刑されねばならなかったのかについて書かれているのがこの『ソクラテスの弁明』という作品です。

親鸞自身もプラトンと同じように、尊敬する師が理不尽にも処罰を受けなければならないのを身をもって体感しています。

親鸞もそうした理不尽に反論するために主著『教行信証』を書いたという側面があります。

プラトンと親鸞が体験した「無念」という共通点が私にはドキッとくるものがありました。

Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

プラトン『国家』あらすじと感想~エリートによる国家運営の原型。ここからすでに管理社会は始まっていた

私が今回この本を読みたいと思った最大の理由は彼の国家観がユートピア思想の先駆けともいえるものだったという点にあります。

プラトンの『国家』がヨーロッパ人の精神に多大な影響を与え、後のトマス・モアの『ユートピア』につながり、そこからさらに空想的社会主義者たちやマルクス、レーニン、スターリンの世界にも繋がっていくというのは非常に興味深いものがありました。

かつては挫折したこの本ですが、やはり「今読まねばならぬ」という目的意識があると全然違ってきますね。

「目的があること」は読書における良いスパイスであることを実感した読書になりました。

Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

Thomas More's "Utopia" Synopsis and Comments - Dystopia already from the beginning of Utopia?

「ユートピア」という言葉は現代を生きる私達にも馴染み深い言葉ですが、この言葉を生み出した人物こそこのトマス・モアです。

ユートピアでは一日の仕事は6時間でそれ以上は労働することはありません。ですが仕事を含めた一日のスケジュールが徹底的な監視の下管理されるという、これが私たちの感覚で言えばなかなかのディストピアっぷりなのです。まさに『一九八四年』のビッグブラザーそのものです。

そうです、ユートピア小説はその始まりからしてディストピアだったのです。これは読んでいて驚きでした。

Contemporary Society through Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

List of 16 Recommended Science Fiction and Dystopian Novels - Modern Society from Science Fiction and Dystopia

Science fiction novels are not only interesting in their own right, but they also pose big questions for those of us living in the present.

You may read for pleasure.

You can read it while carefully considering the world today.

I think the beauty of science fiction novels is that they can be enjoyed in many different ways.

In this article I recommend 15 such novels.

Contemporary Society through Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

Keisuke Ito's "Harmony" Synopsis and Impressions - Dystopia of an advanced medical society where "life and health are more important than anything else

Keisuke Ito passed away at the young age of 34.

Keisuke Ito wrote his debut work "Slaughterhouse Organ" while battling cancer, and this work was also written under near terminal cancerous conditions.

What is life? What is illness and death?

That is what we will be going through with this work.

When I think of Keisuke Ito's own circumstances, I feel the weight of this work even more.

Contemporary Society through Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

Ito Keikaku "Slaughterhouse Organ" Synopsis and Impressions - My most favorite science fiction novel that I highly recommend!

This is the novel I would say is my most beloved work in the last few years.

The title is "The Slaughterhouse Organ," a phrase that would not be familiar to a monk's blog, and I have not had much of a chance to introduce this work until now, but with the current trend of German-Soviet war, Cold War, and dystopian novels, I thought it would be a good time to introduce it. I am now finally going to introduce it to you.

Contemporary Society through Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

Keisuke Ito's "Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots" Synopsis and Comments - A masterful novelization by the author of "Slaughterhouse Organ!

This work can be read even by those who are new to Metal Gear. The past episodes are well incorporated in this work, making it easy to understand the flow of the game. This work was my first Metal Gear experience. But I was so drawn into this work that I was moved to tears. It is truly a wonderful work.

This book, filled with Keisuke Ito's thoughts and feelings, is my treasure.

Contemporary Society through Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

Nojima Kazuto's "Metal Gear Solid Substance II: Manhattan" Synopsis and Impressions - The looming AI domination! A terrifying work that questions our present!

This book is amazing..!

Of all the games in the Metal Gear series, this one had the strongest impact on me. The scenario is just too ghastly...!

The message conveyed in this work is too powerful.

It is hard to find such a horrific piece of work.

Even if you have never played the game, this work is something you should definitely see.

Contemporary Society through Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

Nojima, Kazuto, "Metal Gear Solid Substance I: Shadow Mosses" Synopsis and Comments - Novelization of the greatest scenario of the 20th century!

This work is a novelization of the game METAL GEAR SOLID, which has been called the best scenario of the 20th century.

The "Metal Gear" series of games was created under the direction of Hideo Kojima, and its scenarios are based on Cold War, anti-war, and anti-nuclear themes. It goes completely beyond the realm of a mere game. I was numb to the depth of the scenario and the message of this work!