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  • Bill Harris
    Nov 6, 2001
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      Eduard, Should Garcin be concerned that history labels him as a coward---No.
      If the context of the play is to be accepted he is already dead and
      therefore has no consciousness or concern. If I were dead I would not be
      concerned and I, again have no idea if Sartre was trying to say something
      about afterlife or guilt therein. As to your comment about exist as a
      tool, I would say it is a tool that few have used and like a level may be
      necessary to complete a modern philosophy. {Mixing a few metaphores ] I
      think it gives us license to think as individuals. Today that is not seen as
      such a necessary relief from prohibition but we have all exercised the
      freedom and to my knowledge only bookdoc has been burned at the stake.
      Where is he anyway? Bill
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
      To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 5:01 PM
      Subject: RE: [existlist] Epicureanism

      > I am not actually backing away from Existentialism. I think it is a good
      > tool, but it takes more than one tool to build a warm house. I am
      > surprised, however, that there doesn't seem to be very much in the way of
      > recent discussion on Epicureanism. There is a lot on Epicurean meals and
      > such, but that is not what the philosophy is about. Perhaps that is
      > something that I can contribute. Win me a Nobel prize or something.
      > By the way. What did you folks think of Garcin's concern about history
      > labeling him as a coward, in the play "Huis clos". Should he be
      > Would you? I think that Sartre is trying to say something there.
      > eduard
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Bill Harris [mailto:bhvwd@...]
      > Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 12:04 PM
      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [existlist] Epicureanism
      > It all evolves, there is no end but there are dead ends. I have never
      > had
      > any particular liking for the term exist----. It is just a big word that
      > confuses us all. I think what I sense in your recent postings is a
      > backing
      > away from modern thought, I have had the same misgivings with what is
      > going
      > on in the world now. I find that I have a certain depression of
      > enthusiasm
      > for engagement in current events reminescent of the VietNam era. I
      > the current situation will be attributed to those with retrograde
      > philosophies and we should do our best to further that process. I might
      > find myself more absorbed with science and art until such time as it is
      > safe
      > to reject the current jingoism. George told me , however, it will be a
      > long
      > war, Bill
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