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  • ...his legs broken because it would force him to slow down, so that he could "stop and smell the roses" Chris On 2/28/2015 2:59 PM, josephson45r@^$2.. [existlist] wrote: I suppose the existential take is how a person responds to helplessness in the face of destructive technologies...
    josephson45r@... Mar 7
  • You are very welcome, Louise. Although they relate generally to authenticity, your lessons for me are invaluable and inexpressible Your elegant defense of Bill's tenure is justly generous. Here's to anyone willing, for "The Last Ride Together." Mary ---In existlist@^$1, wrote : Mary, Thank you for these two articles: I loved them. “The Swan” remains with me as a living image...
    josephson45r@... Mar 6
  • Peter, Here's an interesting piece (video or transcript) which is about just this. http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together It also occurs to me that being on Twitter, Facebook, etc. nearly 24 hrs. a day emulates the dream state, a series of fleeting seconds of images, sensation and emotions. This is potentially disastrous in the wrong hands. Mary
    josephson45r@... Mar 2
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  • Chris, Some might feel superior in creating, applying or utilizing a technology, perhaps even in offering hope. Those who use it may perhaps feel in control, safe, connected, artistic, etc. Power is involved here as well. Taking some things as simple as vaccines and social media, we could expound forever. I suppose the existential take is how a person responds to helplessness in...
    josephson45r@... Feb 28
  • I think these two articles are interesting: The Unity of Dread and Bliss: Rilke on How Our Fear of the Unexplainable Robs Us of Joy The Unity of Dread and Bliss: Rilke on How Our Fear of t... "Fear of the unexplainable has not only impoverished our inner lives, but also diminished relations between people." “If we ever reach View on www.brainpickings.org Preview by Yahoo Dial Up...
    josephson45r@... Feb 27
  • ...consciousness and its failures — what I would call (after Hegel) "ordinary consciousness". Wil -----Original Message----- From: Mary josephson45r@^$3.. [existlist] To: existlist Sent: Sat, Feb 7, 2015 10:58 am Subject: Re: [existlist] Is there anyone out there any more? The...
    josephson45r@... Feb 27
  • The last phenomenology I wrestled with was Hegel's. Never read Heidegger because of a certain prejudice. What is it about Heidegger that resonates with you? Mary On Friday, February 6, 2015 5:46 PM, "christopher arthur chris.arthur1@^$1 [existlist]" wrote: I recently finished reading "Phenomenology: An Introduction" by Michael Lewis. With regard to things on the subject of...
    Mary Feb 7
  • Hi Susan, I'm only reading at this group, since the ratio of my input to participation is personally unsatisfying. I got sick of 'listening' to myself. I saw something on Twitter about top 10 existential films recently but then figured why bother to post the link. Like Peter suggests...my own angst :) Best regards, Mary On Friday, February 6, 2015 2:50 PM, "Susan Schnelbach susan...
    Mary Feb 6
  • ...for wishing all my old existlist friends a happy holiday. Mary
    josephson45r@... Dec 23, 2014
  • ...hopeless synthetic society and the disappearance of the Self, the mere act of writing itself is an expression of hope. From: "Mary josephson45r@^$2 [existlist]" To: "existlist@^$3" Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 10:58 AM Subject: Re: [existlist] Existentialism & aesthetics...
    Mary Nov 17, 2014