Re: [Sartre] Break from reality
- Why do we call down the poets? What Platonic/christian sickness is this?
Was Nietzsche lesser for writing with beauty rather than with the contempt
for self that is the public forum? To write with beauty is to show a
cherrishment over the topic; to honor it completely would be to not speak of
it at all. We speak of 'breaking from reality' but how is that possible in
any real sense? I feel that the only type of break from reality is
aseticism, in the negation of self, when we pretend that we are part of some
>From: "decker150" <decker150@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [Sartre] Break from reality
>Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 21:19:31 -0000
>What keeps 'language' itself and all mental activity from being
>considered a break from reality. Is the normally functioning
>person, well-adjusted, working, making money, shopping,
>traveling, watching football, daydreaming about his favorite food -
>really in touch with the meaning of Being? Most people could care
>less about the question, what is the meaning of Being? They aren't
>sitting around wondering what alienation means? Do they care about
>labor power or whether the means of production are owned by the state
>or private enterprise?
>Heidegger was right, the herd mentality is just so lost in 'the-they',
>barely ever having a serious concern over the unasked
>question areas and the unsaid thoughts. Yet Heideggers term 'Being'
>is about as ambiguous as 'God' and I think in the later years of his
>life, he turned in defeat (not victory) to poetry of the gods and the
>'foursome'; earth, sky, mortal and divine. To the mysticism of
>And prayer is what I turn to, throwing myself upon the impossible.
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