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Hi, from South Africa

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:52 pm
by proXy124c41
Hi there. Research psychologist with a love for philosophy, particularly Camus, Nietzsche, Zizek, Satre, Lacan, Marx, and so forth. Torn between my Marxist leanings and a misanthropy I feel for humanity.

But anyway, Greetings.

Re: Hi, from South Africa

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:30 pm
by BigWhit
Welcome!

Re: Hi, from South Africa

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:07 pm
by Dalek Prime
proXy124c41 wrote:Hi there. Research psychologist with a love for philosophy, particularly Camus, Nietzsche, Zizek, Satre, Lacan, Marx, and so forth. Torn between my Marxist leanings and a misanthropy I feel for humanity.

But anyway, Greetings.
Very cool. Welcome. You might like your countryman, David Benatar, professor of philosophy at UCT. Ever heard of him?

Re: Hi, from South Africa

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:31 pm
by tbieter
Dalek Prime wrote:
proXy124c41 wrote:Hi there. Research psychologist with a love for philosophy, particularly Camus, Nietzsche, Zizek, Satre, Lacan, Marx, and so forth. Torn between my Marxist leanings and a misanthropy I feel for humanity.

But anyway, Greetings.
Very cool. Welcome. You might like your countryman, David Benatar, professor of philosophy at UCT. Ever heard of him?
Does Benatar experience joy from anything in existence?Has he acknowledged such in any of his writings?

Re: Hi, from South Africa

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:26 pm
by Dalek Prime
tbieter wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:
proXy124c41 wrote:Hi there. Research psychologist with a love for philosophy, particularly Camus, Nietzsche, Zizek, Satre, Lacan, Marx, and so forth. Torn between my Marxist leanings and a misanthropy I feel for humanity.

But anyway, Greetings.
Very cool. Welcome. You might like your countryman, David Benatar, professor of philosophy at UCT. Ever heard of him?
Does Benatar experience joy from anything in existence?Has he acknowledged such in any of his writings?
Of course he does. All antinatalists do. But it's not about those existing. It's about existence in general, the ethics involved in creating it anew, and questions its necessity.

Kinda funny that a misanthropist is questioning an antinatalist's ability to find joy. We like people. Actually, we question existence because we like people, and don't want them to suffer unnecessarily.

Zizek is an antinatalist, by the way, though he has children. He's been quoted as such.