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  • eduardathome
    Apr 18, 2013
      Why "unethical"??

      eduard

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Mary
      Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:13 PM
      To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [existlist] Re: Existentialism is a...

      Hi Doug,

      If I recall correctly, the essay was written as an ethical response to
      charges from primarily Christians that existentialism was unethical.

      Mary

      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, Doug Viener <duditz72@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi,
      > 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?
      >
      > Sent from my iPhone
      >
      > 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
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >




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