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42871Re: Less Kirkegaard=Less suffering

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  • jimstuart51
    Dec 1, 2007
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      I'm not quite sure what Nietzsche has to offer genocide and
      holocausts. Is he offering comfort to the victims, or an anti-racist
      personal outlook, or a political alternative which may make genocides
      and holocausts less likely in the future?


      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "mary.jo11" <ophiuchus@...> wrote:
      > Ever ruminant and nonplussed, I'll take the unenviable position or
      > two. Kierkegaard has little or nothing to offer Islamic
      > existentialism. Genocide and holocausts even less. Nietzsche, Sartre
      > and perhaps Camus might still offer something. Strangely, Camus,
      > despite his penchant for absurdism, seemed to have the most sense
      > about the dangers of radicalism in his own country, Algeria. He would
      > have espoused neither as well. Wine and poetry in private may light
      > the way. In public, a secular approach to saving the planet and the
      > species, including 'chosen' ethnic groups with a will to survive,
      > should dominate the conversation. Mary
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