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  • christopher arthur
    Jun 16, 2013
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      Well, anyway, the book is very easy to read. I have actually read all
      of Being and Time, and I am almost sure I didn't understand most of it,
      so I'm trying a new approach.



      On 6/16/2013 7:11 PM, Mary wrote:
      >
      > But, Eduard, no one is saying philosophers don't use their brains. I
      > maintain that you aren't using yours for understanding Existential
      > concepts.Thinking about neural transmission is doing electrical
      > engineering and thankfully, for this forum, not even rising to the
      > expertise of actual neuroscience, but it's not philosophy. I doubt my
      > neurosurgeon would claim he was performing philosophy when he removed
      > splinters of vertebrae from my spinal cord. And, if he did have an
      > interest in Husserl, he'd never confuse the two.
      >
      > Mary
      >
      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:existlist%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > eduardathome <yeoman@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > âEURoeGenerally it seems some here have neither ability nor desire
      > to think abstractly but insist that simply using their brain is doing
      > philosophy.âEUR?
      > >
      > > Prove it Mary! Tell us how Sartre was not using his brain when he
      > wrote L'étre et le néant. Tell us how Husserl did not use his brain.
      > >
      > > eduard
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Mary
      > > Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2013 6:51 PM
      > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:existlist%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: [existlist] Re: books
      > >
      > > Sounds like a great place to begin if you're someone who professes a
      > genuine interest in Existentialism. I tried to find something like
      > that about 15 years ago, yet I also don't regret having taken the time
      > to read some of the authors themselves. Generally it seems some here
      > have neither ability nor desire to think abstractly but insist that
      > simply using their brain is doing philosophy. At least Merlin and Bill
      > admitted they had no use for it!
      > >
      > > Mary
      > >
      > > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:existlist%40yahoogroups.com>, christopher arthur
      > <chris.arthur1@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I just bought "Existentialism for Dummies" for my kindle. Has anyone
      > > > looked at this book?
      > > >
      > >
      > >
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