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Re: [existlist] Digest Number 201

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  • Gareb20@aol.com
    Randy: I appreciate your feedback, and I realized I didn t explain my position and just went off on a rant (that s what Rand does to me!) Anyway, you re right
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 13, 2001
      Randy:

      I appreciate your feedback, and I realized I didn't explain my position and
      just went off on a rant (that's what Rand does to me!) Anyway, you're right
      Existentialism is a philosophy like most philosophies that can be molded to
      fit your life. Especially, existentialism, it is a philosophy that allows an
      individual to define the philosophy around a specific individual life.
      Saying that, I view Existentialism as a philosophy that keeps the well-being
      of others in mind during all decisions are made. Not all decisions are
      selfish, as existential beings are expected to make a decision that has the
      least consequences and does not harm other's existence. The decisions are
      also supposed to further the individual's existence, but he and she must take
      into consideration the people around them. After reading Rand (I've only
      read her since she is considered the focal personality of objectivism) I get
      the impression that her individuals do not take into account the
      consenquences of a decision on society. To me, it is the equivalent of the
      government of capitalism, which does not take into account social advancement
      as a whole. Now, this semester I had some really good classes on the social
      movements of the 60s and the thoery of Marxism and Socialism. If i had to
      choose a government in equivalent to a philosphy I would say Existentialism
      represents Socialism. I would say Objectivism represents Capitalism. We all
      know that social classes create the struggling and bitter human who strives
      for freedom. Also, wealth creates poverty. To me objectivism praises those
      who succeed in wealth and personal advancement but does not care for the poor
      and struggling. Maybe now you will understand my belief of some very big
      distinctions between existentialism and objectivism...they are two totally
      different philosophies even though they share some common traits.

      Thanks for listening.

      Lou
    • Gareb20@aol.com
      I understand your exlanations, and I appreciate them. I must admit, although I have been interested and reading existential works for five years, I do not
      Message 2 of 6 , Jan 14, 2001
        I understand your exlanations, and I appreciate them. I must admit, although I have been interested and reading existential works for five years, I do not proclaim myself as an existentialist. As I said before, philosophies can be molded to fit a lifestyle. I have indeed taken some, not all, existential principles and molded them to my life. I do not agree with all existential principles, and I certainly do not totally agree with Sartre's point of view. However, I do subscribe to most existential principles. there is no thing I know for sure, I know I do not favor ayn rand or her opinions. that is my opinion and I hope I have explained why I do not favor her position.

        thanks for listening.

        Lou
      • Cris
        Hi: I have never Ann Ryand? Any one book to read? Cris Or A short review on the Internet? ... From: To: Sent: Sunday,
        Message 3 of 6 , Jan 15, 2001
          Hi:
          I have never Ann Ryand? Any one book to read?
          Cris
          Or A short review on the Internet?

          ----- Original Message -----
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          Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2001 5:29 PM
          Subject: Re: [existlist] Digest Number 201


          > I understand your exlanations, and I appreciate them. I must admit,
          although I have been interested and reading existential works for five
          years, I do not proclaim myself as an existentialist. As I said before,
          philosophies can be molded to fit a lifestyle. I have indeed taken some,
          not all, existential principles and molded them to my life. I do not agree
          with all existential principles, and I certainly do not totally agree with
          Sartre's point of view. However, I do subscribe to most existential
          principles. there is no thing I know for sure, I know I do not favor ayn
          rand or her opinions. that is my opinion and I hope I have explained why I
          do not favor her position.
          >
          > thanks for listening.
          >
          > Lou
          >
          > From The Exist List...
          > http://www.tameri.com/csw/exist
          >
        • Gareb20@aol.com
          Cris: Fountainhead Lou
          Message 4 of 6 , Jan 15, 2001
            Cris:

            Fountainhead

            Lou
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