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  • Bill, what you are safe in assuming is "it ain't me, babe." I've been watching the WWII in HD series and was touched by Jack Werner's story. He said when the soldier in the fox hole with him was killed by the bullet entering his brain, that soldier had no idea he was part of a "greater generation." What is constantly reinforced for me is that few wars are worth that kind of...
    Mary Nov 19, 2009
  • I'm afraid, Bill, that I am one of those "some once close" who he thinks considers him USDA. I have known him a long time: in fact I grew up with him. Authenticity is a bittersweet secret best kept even from ourselves. It would be highly indiscreet and inappropriate to expose the list to this "too personal a tale." Heidegger is an example of a man with enormous potential, but he...
    Mary Nov 18, 2009
  • Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933-1935 (Emmanuel Faye, November 2009) http://www.amazon.com/Heidegger-Introduction-Philosophy-Unpublished-1933-1935/dp/0300120869 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/books/09philosophy.html Mary
    Mary Nov 17, 2009
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  • Bill, returning then to the quote--fitness for freedom being the result of fortunate organization-- I don't see how, whether from posthumous published notes or not, it is inconsistent with FN's philosophy. The longer I live I see how some are born with such fortune, because this fitness does not appear to be teachable. The results of my own breeding program are mixed, so I conclude...
    Mary Nov 16, 2009
  • Bill, returning then to the quote--fitness for freedom being the result of fortunate organization-- I don't see how, whether from posthumous published notes or not, it is inconsistent with FN's philosophy. The longer I live I see how some are born with such fortune, because this fitness does not appear to be teachable. The results of my own breeding program are mixed, so I conclude...
    Mary Nov 16, 2009
  • Hey, Ken. I have been pounding this board for over six years. I agree with your interpretation of FN's eternal recurrence. FN writes of the "soul", but I think he does not mean it as distinct from the body. Don't his works in total suggest that such superstition is weak and not life affirming? It seems to me that both FN and Camus believed creativity satisfies the yearning for...
    Mary Nov 15, 2009
  • Ramona, whose introduction? Nietzsche's or tc's? Mary --- In existlist@^$1, "Ramona" wrote: > > Jim, > > There is a smidgeon of esoteric privilege in his introduction. I haven't read Nietzsche as thoroughly as I suspect some of you have. Isn't the quote tc offered related to FN's concept of eternal recurrence, which is based on all the possible permutations of finite matter? And...
    Mary Nov 15, 2009
  • Welcome, Ramona. Several of our regular contributors are seemingly retired from active duty. As veterans, we're a rather weary lot, and quite frankly I'm sick of seeing my name so often. Always nice to meet another secular existentialist though. Good luck, Mary. --- In existlist@^$1, "Ramona" wrote: > > Hello, I'm new to this group. Your archives are full of lively discussion, but...
    Mary Nov 14, 2009
  • Thanks, Tom, for confessing your appreciation of mythology. Quite frankly, I'm relieved. I agree that the history of the U.S., and that of the New World West has been one of great impatience. The existential question is how does the individual affect the power structure which makes these decisions, because it is the modern impatience of power that wreaks havoc with older cultures...
    Mary Nov 11, 2009
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    Whoa Al, you need some locks and weirs on that flood of questions and concepts. I'm trying to understand what Tom means by transcendence, and now you're throwing altruism, Castenada, and cognitive dissonance into the stream? I understand how holding opposing facts and opinions can cause stress and diminish one's credibility with others, but please slow down and explain and write...
    Mary Nov 11, 2009