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  • Mary Jo
    As I depart the internet for my bed, I wonder how Camus and Sartre would view the conflicts in Afganistan and Iraq. They parted on very unfriendly terms over
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2004
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      As I depart the internet for my bed, I wonder how Camus and Sartre
      would view the conflicts in Afganistan and Iraq. They parted on very
      unfriendly terms over politics. Sartre had expressed his anti-
      American sentiments during the Vietnam conflict, and Camus was dead
      by then, though France was still embroiled. They had lots to say
      about capitalism, communism, and socialism; but this new theocracy
      vs. democracy, oil wars between Europe, US and other countries might
      have proven an extremely interesting dialog for these two leading
      existentialists. Maybe someone will have something to contribute;
      because quite frankly, I'm tired of the sound of my own voice. Mary
    • louise
      I must have been dreaming, Mary: I d thought Camus and Sartre have been going at it hammer and tongs about these questions on existlist for months now. You
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 2, 2004
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        I must have been dreaming, Mary: I'd thought Camus and Sartre have
        been going at it hammer and tongs about these questions on existlist
        for months now. You know, it really isn't easy, to know what to
        post. I mean, what is existentialism? What is phenomenology? What
        is philosophy? How far have we got, in discussing the concepts, and
        applying them? I still think patient building up of shared
        contexts, across the different oceans, is important. Like building
        any friendship. My friends have been books, for a long time.
        Louise

        --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "Mary Jo" <alcyon11@y...> wrote:
        > As I depart the internet for my bed, I wonder how Camus and Sartre
        > would view the conflicts in Afganistan and Iraq. They parted on
        very
        > unfriendly terms over politics. Sartre had expressed his anti-
        > American sentiments during the Vietnam conflict, and Camus was
        dead
        > by then, though France was still embroiled. They had lots to say
        > about capitalism, communism, and socialism; but this new theocracy
        > vs. democracy, oil wars between Europe, US and other countries
        might
        > have proven an extremely interesting dialog for these two leading
        > existentialists. Maybe someone will have something to contribute;
        > because quite frankly, I'm tired of the sound of my own voice. Mary
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