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, "jamie" <jamie@t...> wrote:
> Hello Jason, as to my use Nietzsche: it is a long and mostly
undistinguished passtime to make Nietzsche say just about anything
you want him to say, especially if you paraphrase him as I did (I
couldn't find the quote but I stand by my attribution). But, no, its
use is not some obtuse reference to Mu through his idea of Nihilism.
Heidegger again would be my vote for a western conception that
incorporates not only the negativity but the positive aspects of Mu
> There is rich ground here to be explored for those interested in
understanding Buddhist conceptions of Mu and the similarities in some
of the most profound western intellectual history - it might also be
revelatory to discover just how central many of Fukuoka's Buddhistic
tenets are in what is generally called (especially to the opposed
Anglo-American school) Continental philosophy. Try www.heidegger.info
to discover that the West has always had a counter-tradition to
Descartes et al.
> Go on, try it. Can we really be hurt by discovering that our own
cultural tradition (yes, i do mean the WE kind) predispose us to not
only understand but accept Fukuoka's NF!
please tell this to the rest of the W.E. 'world' especially our Oz
Prime Miniature and the USA Press-He's-Dentals and all their cronies,
institutions, science heirarchies, ... and to all the promoters of
corporate greed in W.E. societies and generally other heirarchical
societies that may be sucked in by percieving the 'West' as dominant -
'true' ideology. Of course i already know that W.E. have
inclusive, 'positive', non-reductionistic, non-materialistic, non-
heirarchical, ... ideologies and more importantly contmporary ones
today, not just history of them - and i have am showing by my own
words in this group the fruits of this by my criticisms of my own
societies history. Also that many more societies such as Oz Indig'
societies are inclusive, non-divisive, non-heirarchical, etc. but
that W.E. societies contemporarily have marginalised
these 'other' 'positive' ways or ideologies or social structurings.