[oclug] [OT] The Linux Counter Project
milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca
Sat Jul 5 00:00:41 EDT 2003
On Fri, 2003-07-04 at 22:48, Francis J. A. Pinteric wrote:
> <-- snippage -->
> Even reading the errors of Plato, Spinoza or
> Nietchze can occupy one's mind for a short period of time.
Or a very long time. If reading Plato occupies your mind for a "short"
time you're missing the point of the exercise.
Realistically, though, I find the public's fascination with Nietzche and
Heidegger somewhat disturbing, more so than their writings per se.
Mostly because Neitzche's and Heidegger's works are not "accessible", if
you will (Spinoza and Plato are not an easy read either, for that
matter). You really need to know a lot of philosophy before you can
delve into say "Being and Time" and expect to have a clue as to what's
going on. Even then, it's an extremely difficult read.
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