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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Existentialism Is A Close Cousin Of Retardation

- I have to get this out of my system now. I have to take existentialism for a philosophy minor and I already hate it. Here's what my book for the class looks like:


-I couldn't have thought of a better picture for the cover of an existentialism book if I tried! The pier above doesn't connect to land much like how the philosophy itself doesn't have any ties to reality. The useless pier in the picture above is just as pointless as the philosophy itself.

6 Comments:

  • I have been studying the philosophers associated with a focus on existence for years. Perhaps you should wait and develop a lucid critique. The charge of Existentialism being irrational was debunked 50 years ago. Just like the concept of Existentialism actually being used as a catch all for widely disparate philosophies. Read some Buber, Unamuno, and then Sartre, and you shall see.

    It's pretty hard to claim that a philosophy of existence doesn't have any basis in reality/

    By Blogger James Joyce Is the Greatest Writer... Ever, at 7:26 PM  

  • It's been hyped and marketed too much. I was floored by "The Rebel" by Camus. See what it does for you..?..

    By Anonymous jeremayakovka, at 3:49 PM  

  • It was a fad in the 40's, now it is just a word that is bandied about whenever someone seems depressed or brooding. A quick reading (haha) of Heidegger's Being and Time should fix that.

    By Blogger James Joyce Is the Greatest Writer... Ever, at 9:27 PM  

  • One of my biggest frustrations is authors who don't take the time to make their point clear. The existentialists are, in large part, a perfect example of this. I find existentialism a fascinating subject and yet reading Heidegger makes me want to scratch out my eyeballs! If you want to actually read the work of an existentialist you might have a shot of understanding, read something (anything) written by Irvin Yalom, he is by far the most lucid, plain writer in the bunch, in my opinion. Just my two cents!

    By Blogger Willis Blog, at 11:41 PM  

  • Say what you will about existentialism, but it goes at the root of existence more so than any other philosophy.

    You have the choice to live as if you have a choice. Choose to choose. I like people that are really critical on existentialism because they never offer a new philosophy.

    Be brave enough to find your ethos and then you will have grown as a person.

    Lastly, why would you minor in philosophy if you can't handle reading works by existentialists. A bible class might be more appropriate for you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:42 PM  

  • "You have the choice to live as if you have a choice. Choose to choose. I like people that are really critical on existentialism because they never offer a new philosophy."

    Apparently you haven't read any of my blog (aside from this one post). The only thing that existentialism is rooted in is subjectivity, i.e. nothing. Existence does exists and since existentialism is rooted in subjectivity, it cannot be the philosophy of existence.

    By Blogger Daniel Rigby, at 7:50 AM  

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