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Posted by blimp on Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 23:18:34 :

In Reply to: Re: silence posted by Cleo Sztuc on Friday, December 13, 2002 at 00:44:02 :

: : So the nihilists are the bulldozers for the anarchists? How can "will" be "undetermined" if it can envisage creation through destruction?

: I donīt see any contradiction

I understand "will" to be "will to..."; it is teleological - it cannot be undetermined.

: : Fuck Sartre: like all French philosophers, he took a word ("nihilism") and made it mean whatever the hell he wanted.

: Such a free generalization. I wonder what philosopher does not manipulate concepts and I wonder if you read Sartre at all.

Yes, unfortunately, I read Being and Nothingness and few of his novels. Prefer his fiction to his philosophy, although where the two merge he is at his most convincing (like Camus). And, yes, it is a generalization and for that I apologize. My outburst was inspired by understanding how much Sartre ripped off from Heidegger (sorry, he wasn't ripping him off, just manipulating concepts...).

: : Politically speaking, the query is what can we blow up and what will be built in its place and how about some cheap red wine to go with these corn chips you cheap bastards?

: Hope your liver is strong enough for the wine.

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