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  • Doug Viener
    Apr 16, 2013
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      I just starting to wade back into the existentialist nothingness after a long absence from it :) Anyway, I picked up a copy of Sartre's Existentialism is a Humanism. Any advice anyone can offer to help with the reading?

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      On Apr 16, 2013, at 10:43 AM, "existlist" <hermitcrab65@...> wrote:

      > I admit to sometimes seeking solitude out of a feeling of alienation. Not always though. These are hilarious exaggerations but sometimes when I go out to socialize, it does feel as if the conversations are like this:
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2sg3uPMU-w
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aeEPT2XL4U
      > (like a competition to say something to get a rise out of the listener instead of just honest sharing)
      > h.
      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, eduardathome <yeoman@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Ultimately everyone segs into a condition of solitude. It's our way of life
      > > and not necessarily due to a feeling of alienation from others. Although I
      > > suppose you could define it in that fashion as a type of solitude. I doubt
      > > one could say that alienation is a "true" solitary. There must be more than
      > > 50 shades.
      > >
      > > eduard
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Mary
      > > Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 1:36 PM
      > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [existlist] Solitary/Solidarity
      > >
      > > Keeping this on existentialist footing, a true solitary is one who feels
      > > alienated from others through difference; they find so little in common with
      > > a particular group. Yet in this solitary condition one can also feel
      > > solidarity with others who are alienated in one degree or another. Camus,
      > > though not an existentialist, wrote about this condition. He obviously felt
      > > alienated culturally from his French friends and from their support for
      > > Stalin. On the other hand, he had many lovers, he was an artist and
      > > reluctant husband. We have differences but we are all human and sometimes
      > > alienated. I think needing solitude is different from feeling solitary due
      > > to what see irreconcilable differences. Alienation which leads to a
      > > generally solitary life is grist for existential angst, whereas temporary
      > > solitude serves as respite before again entering the fray of complex
      > > relationships. Paradoxically we are united through our alienation.
      > >
      > > Mary
      > >

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