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Oscar Zarate,Richard Appignanesi

Introducing Existentialism

Marko P.has quoted3 months ago
What is history? That which can be otherwise but never is.
Marko P.has quoted3 months ago
Truth must have a strange aversion to itself.
Marko P.has quoted3 months ago
EXISTENTIAL SELF-INTEREST (WISDOM)
THEORETICAL INTEREST (SCIENCE)
Marko P.has quoted3 months ago
The contrary of suicide is the man condemned to death
Marko P.has quoted3 months ago
“Can you ever ‘sincerely know’ without falling into self-deception?”
Marko P.has quoted3 months ago
Perhaps one’s eyes adjust to reality in the negative.
Marko P.has quoted3 months ago
a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.
Andre Franciscohas quoted4 months ago
Notes from the Underground (1846) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-81)
Andre Franciscohas quoted4 months ago
If you want Existentialism in the raw, go to Dostoyevsky
Andre Franciscohas quoted4 months ago
TO BE, OR NOT TO BE, THAT IS THE QUESTION …
Hamlet’s “problem of being” does not of course make him an Existentialist. Besides, he is a fiction, and his speech is Shakespeare’s ironic reminder of that. Is this not a clue to disavowing the temptation of literature?
Andre Franciscohas quoted4 months ago
The dictionary is a mortuary register but one which strangely inspires rebirths
Andre Franciscohas quoted4 months ago
… for the time being. What a miraculous colloquialism, unique to English. What does “time being” mean, lifted out of its everyday commonplace? It is like saying moment, but more, a “provisory expectancy”. Truly an astonishment to thinking, if I listen deeply to it.
Andre Franciscohas quoted4 months ago
WILL YOU REALLY COMMIT SUICIDE?
NOT FOR THE TIME BEING …
Andre Franciscohas quoted4 months ago
But then, Camus at once sees that “a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.” In either case, a sacrifice might be at stake. The question is – must life have a meaning to be lived? He concludes no, in view of the absurd, “it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning.”
Andre Franciscohas quoted4 months ago
A question of absurdity

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” So begins Albert Camus (1913-60) in The Myth of Sisyphus (1942). He stiffens the dose by quoting Nietzsche: “a philosopher, to deserve our respect, must preach by example.”
Widyahas quoted9 months ago
Man simply invented God in order not to kill himself
Widyahas quoted9 months ago
UNTIL I REALIZE THE FREEDOM THAT DIVINITY IS BY BRINGING IT DOWN TO EARTH.
FOR THREE YEARS, I SOUGHT THE ATTRIBUTE OF MY DIVINITY AND I HAVE FOUND IT. THE ATTRIBUTE OF MY DIVINITY IS INDEPENDENCE.
Widyahas quoted9 months ago
it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning.
Widyahas quoted9 months ago
must life have a meaning to be lived?
Widyahas quoted9 months ago
“a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying
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