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Re: Impasse

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  • William
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 14, 2011
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      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "irvhal" <i99hj@...> wrote:
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      > Bill,
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      > I was referring to the Anglo-American philosophical traditions that aspire to state objective facts in unambiguous propositions, and the notion that clarity is often lost in verbosity.
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      > Irvin
      > Irvin, It seems you mean ambiguous propositions not unambiguous propositions. I like common english usage and find what might be called "Existlistphilosoph jargon" little but bombastic egoism. I do agree Heidegger is dense and difficult and prefer Husseril as he inserts irony and cutting sarcism. I certainly agree that verbosity is the enemy of clarity. Bill
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      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "William" <v.valleywestdental@> wrote:
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      > > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "irvhal" <i99hj@> wrote:
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      > > > It's indeed difficult to understand what people are saying here sometimes. People here know my preference for Heidegger, or I should say the earlier Heidegger of "Being and Time," though he's quite a chore to read. And I recall Sartre's dislike of poetry, which Sartre once said was too narcisstic for an inter-subjective sharing of Being. Perhaps he had the bohemians he attracted in mind rather than Frost or Kipling. I think it best to follow Herbert Spencer's advice to write with the clarity and concision that allows for economy of effort on the part of the reader. But then, like Spencer (or perhaps our friend Jim), I'm from the English propositional mode.
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      > > > Irvin, What is The English propositional mode? Bill
      > > > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "William" <v.valleywestdental@> wrote:
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      > > > > Sometimes gridlock is the only choice. I have said we were in for massive gridlock and here we are. Mary is gridlocked with Herman. That is probably a good thing as I really never understood what the conversation was about. The impasse in DC is heating up and nothing will get done until the election. The two sides are dug in and it may be possible to iognore them which would be a needed relief. The people need dicide this by ballot . We struggle on until a change in power is achieved.
      > > > > Now with Mary and Hermann , I call it no contest, no winner ,no loser, it did not happen,whatever it was. I claim no authority in this call, I just say it.
      > > > > The impasse in DC is about money and it is better to have it in congress than on a battlefield. It could be worse ,you could be the Pharoah. He is said to be in the hands of the Egyptian police. That would be bad. They run an efficient fingernail factory.It has been a rough spring for autocrats and I view that as progress even though USA had little to do with it. Clinton says getting rid of the dictators is just a start and may go nowhere. Again, gridlock,impasse. Bill
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