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  • Sartre's Existentialism is a Humanism is very easy read to get the just of his philosophy Sent from my iPhone On May 28, 2013, at 3:05 PM, "Mary" wrote: > For those who have read or plan to read Thomas R. Flynn's "Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction" there is also a page he authored at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy that is quite accessible to the average reader...
    Doug Viener May 28, 2013
  • Very interesting stuff Mary. Ties in nice with what I am reading right now, Sartre's Existentialism is a Humanism. Doug Sent from my iPhone On May 16, 2013, at 9:20 AM, "Mary" wrote: > In trying to find some reproducible text to better explain the relationship between nothingness which produces anxiety and its relationship to freedom, here are two excerpts from Steven Crowell's...
    Doug Viener May 16, 2013
  • Doesn't simply talking about nothing make it "something" making true nothing impossible? Sent from my iPhone On Apr 30, 2013, at 7:28 PM, "Mary" wrote: > I think zero and an empty set both have limitations as explanations of nothing. There are numbers less than zero and the empty set though empty is still something. Likewise all the stuff before quantum tunneling, the Big Bang and...
    Doug Viener Apr 30, 2013
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  • Hey guys I just joined a philosophy forum website called The Partially examined life which has different study groups. I just started one on existentialism if you guys are interested. It's 5$ a month but is very much worth I have gotten a lot out of it in a short time. They have many groups to chose from as well. Sent from my iPhone
    Doug Viener Apr 30, 2013
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    Doug Viener Apr 30, 2013
  • First let me state that I hope I phrase this correctly. I am about ten pages into it and I am having an issue with one of Sartre's ideas. While I agree that man chooses for himself his own nature I am having an issue with how he draws the conclusion that man in choosing his nature chooses it for all mankind. It sounds suspiciously like an a priori version of the golden rule. Where...
    Doug Viener Apr 19, 2013
  • Hi, I just starting to wade back into the existentialist nothingness after a long absence from it :) Anyway, I picked up a copy of Sartre's Existentialism is a Humanism. Any advice anyone can offer to help with the reading? Sent from my iPhone On Apr 16, 2013, at 10:43 AM, "existlist" wrote: > I admit to sometimes seeking solitude out of a feeling of alienation. Not always though...
    Doug Viener Apr 16, 2013
  • Mary, That is a nice take on the difference between solitary and solitude. Well put. Sent from my iPhone On Apr 15, 2013, at 11:36 AM, "Mary" wrote: > Keeping this on existentialist footing, a true solitary is one who feels alienated from others through difference; they find so little in common with a particular group. Yet in this solitary condition one can also feel solidarity...
    Doug Viener Apr 15, 2013
  • Mary first of all I wouldn't presume to mean that statement was the sum total of Sartre's philosophy. Secondly, well said that's a lot to chew on. Also, disgracefully I have to say I have never read "No Exit" just something else to add to the reading list :) Sent from my iPhone On Apr 12, 2013, at 9:35 AM, "Mary" wrote: > Doug, > > Hell is SOME people but not all, and this famous...
    Doug Viener Apr 12, 2013
  • Thanks Hermit Crab will do. I would say the core of my personal dilemma is a sense to belong. I think Sartre got it wrong. Hell is NOT other people. We exist through other people, we have meaning through other people. As I said its just a germ of an idea. Sent from my iPhone On Apr 12, 2013, at 5:02 AM, hermit crab wrote: > Hi Doug, > I say put down the books and tell us, do you...
    Doug Viener Apr 12, 2013