Re: [Sartre] Re: Enlightenment Critique...
- end the enlightenment ??? are you mad ???? (crazy in amercian lingo)
moderation is a term for a concept like any other ... a guide .... human
nature (or is that human condition) runs either end of the spectrum ... some
are sooooo moderate you could shake em .... others are so un-moderate you
could shake em <<< (or kiss em) ....
again, everyone has said it .... its all been looked at and said before ...
HOW DO YOU SAY and do ? .... you have ended your own enlightenment ? thank
gods we have choice hu ? .......... gina
----- Original Message -----
From: "pomonomo2003" <pomonomo2003@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 5:40 AM
Subject: [Sartre] Re: Enlightenment Critique...
> Yes, humility and ambition, as you said. But how do you know
> when to be humble and when to be ambitious? Aristotle somewhere said
> moderation in all things. Note the 'all things' part. It means
> moderation itself (along with love, violence, spirit, indeed,
> everything that can be named) will on occasion need to be moderated.
> But when should we be moderate and when should we be ambitious?
> There is no science, no method, that will infallibly tell us that. Of
> course, there are people who will say you should always be moderate.
> Just as there are fools who will always be bold. But favoring
> moderation is, in practice, simply favoring the status quo. And to
> choose to always be bold leads to barbarism.
> So, I ask it again, is it time to end the enlightenment?
> --- In Sartre@y..., Marc Girod <girod@s...> wrote:
> > >>>>> "Joe" == pomonomo2003@y... writes:
> > Joe> If, as argued below, we do live in a meaningless universe then
> > Joe> [...]
> > I think Pascal --who was mentioned not so long ago in this group--
> > anticipated on Nietzsche in showing that it is God which would make
> > our universe meaningless. He didn't dare making the step of killing
> > God, though. His findings just prevented him from ever publishing
> > "wager".
> > I.e. if God knows the meaning, then we don't.
> > If on the contrary, we want to have a meaning, we have to stand
> > responsible for it. Even if it is imperfect, incoherent, and we have
> > to admit errors every now and then. Humility and ambition, as I
> > to offer.
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