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    ... If anything, I try to remind people there is little orthodoxy. The common issue we stumble upon is how valuable the theists are: Tillich, May, Neibuhr,
    Message 1 of 20 , May 23, 2007
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      On May 22, 2007, at 9:07, jaime.denada wrote:

      > What an astute observation. Phenomenology, solidarity
      > movements/political activism, absurdism, and nihilism are all
      > important tangents. The moderator/list owner guides discussions but I
      > doubt would venture to proclaim some existentialist orthodoxy.

      If anything, I try to remind people there is little orthodoxy. The
      common issue we stumble upon is how valuable the theists are:
      Tillich, May, Neibuhr, Buber, Kierkegaard, Marcel, et al.
      Existentialism and phenomenology are not limited to a group of
      atheistic socialists. (If anything, I give a lot of credit to
      religious leaders fighting to change the United States throughout its
      history -- even if I think the current religious leaders aren't
      actually men of any faith.)

      > I'm simultaneously reading Samuel Beckett bio, Camus' last novel and
      > his writings for the French Resistance journal Combat.

      I am a great admirer of Camus. He managed to comment on war, fascism,
      and even justice in ways only a handful of writers of the mid-20th
      century did.

      As an instructor, I prefer having students read Camus and Kafka to
      Sartre any time.


      - C. S. Wyatt
      I am what I am at this moment, not what I was and certainly not all
      that I shall be.
      http://www.tameri.com - Tameri Guide for Writers
      http://www.tameri.com/csw/exist - The Existential Primer
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