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by odysseus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Replies: 116
Views: 9900

Re: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus

Ok Immanuel Can. Sorry for the unkind words.
by odysseus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: reading Husserl, Fink....
Replies: 66
Views: 2954

Re: reading Husserl, Fink....

That is good news.Then we can explore this text freely. Like I said, I am foregoing the lengthy intro. very worthy and helpful, but Fink cab speak for himself. Youknow that Husserl thinks his method is the be all of rigorous philosophy. H ewants to develop a "science" out of phenomenological examina...
by odysseus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: reading Husserl, Fink....
Replies: 66
Views: 2954

Re: reading Husserl, Fink....

The introduction is very lengthy, and worth while reading. I will begin on page one after the intro, however. It's in the middle of the text book. there are lots of highlights and notes. Sorry. I do this when I read. Makes going back easier, and it gives me the chance assimilate better. all my books...
by odysseus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Replies: 116
Views: 9900

Re: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus

Now, THAT'S what it looks like when somebody tries to contradict Kierkegaard. :wink: It's okay. Not everybody finds it easy to "get" Kierkegaard. The problem is that too many commenters on him try to make him fit in neatly with people like Sartre, Camus and Beckett...and really, he just doesn't. He...
by odysseus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: reading Husserl, Fink....
Replies: 66
Views: 2954

Re: reading Husserl, Fink....

Just got back. Sending it now
by odysseus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Replies: 116
Views: 9900

Re: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus

Immanuel Can This is not what Hume said. He simply said there's no rational link between X is so, and X is wrong, or X is right. There is a little girl burning at the stake. That's the "is" you gave me. Then you told me it was not a "problem." So what's the "ought" you were wanting me to draw form ...
by odysseus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Replies: 116
Views: 9900

Re: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus

Immanuel Can That's only an "is." It's not an "ought," in itself. I detect suffering is an "is." The suffering is unjust is an "ought." You don't get both together for free, logically. The second has to be shown as derivable from the first -- a thing which, as David Hume argued, simply cannot be ra...
by odysseus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: reading Husserl, Fink....
Replies: 66
Views: 2954

Re: reading Husserl, Fink....

Btw, you've "read overmuch" Husserl? Well, then you must have a grasp of things phenomenological. Fink should be accessible. It not exactly ON Husserl, his 6th Meditation. It is an approved extension of Husserl's Cartesian Meditations, which I'm guessing you've read.
by odysseus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: reading Husserl, Fink....
Replies: 66
Views: 2954

Re: reading Husserl, Fink....

Sure, I can send it along.But this posting arrangement here will not allow. I'd have to email it to you. I don't know how you do things, but for me, I have set up an email that i use exclusively for this kind of thing, apart from my personal affairs. It's free and, well, why not?
by odysseus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Replies: 116
Views: 9900

Re: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus

Immanuel Can Superfluous? Hardly. One cannot even posit one "problem of pain" without first knowing that a problem exists. You gave the example of the little girl in the woods. But why? If it wasn't presenting a "problem," you had no reason to bring her up at all? So why did you? I'm not afraid to ...
by odysseus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Replies: 116
Views: 9900

Re: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus

Nick_A Thanks for your reply. Our essential differences become more clear. It seems that we appreciate the concept of being differently. Where most see it as either existing or not existing, I see it as relative as described for example in the great chain of being. Perhaps in the future we could di...
by odysseus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: reading Husserl, Fink....
Replies: 66
Views: 2954

Re: reading Husserl, Fink....

What about Husserl of Fink? I have these pdf if you would like them. Husserl, especially if you are patient will detail, wrote his Ideas I which clears up a lot about phenomenology.
by odysseus
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: reading Husserl, Fink....
Replies: 66
Views: 2954

Re: reading Husserl, Fink....

tapaticmadness I see Kierkegaard as thoroughly a religious writer. He is also one of my favorite philosophers. I especially like Diary of a Seducer. As I see things Hegel's Absolute is the Spirit of Middle-Class, Teutonic, Bourgeois, Family Life. After Hegel came all those anti-Hegelians trying to ...
by odysseus
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: reading Husserl, Fink....
Replies: 66
Views: 2954

Re: reading Husserl, Fink....

Incidentally, I want to emphasize that Kierkegaard's Anxiety is not a religious work, even though the above conversation suggests this. K takes the Biblical story of Adam and original sin uses it as a basis for an analysis of the structure of the self. A fascinating read, really.
by odysseus
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: reading Husserl, Fink....
Replies: 66
Views: 2954

Re: reading Husserl, Fink....

tapaticmadness So much of their concern is about that they call Sensations, Empfindungen. Consider an apple. There are so many sensations connected with that: color, taste, feel, smell, weight, hardness, and on and on. They have been called secondary qualities and the question is whether they are i...