[oclug] [OT] The Linux Counter Project
oclug at mautner.ca
Sat Jul 5 00:23:40 EDT 2003
On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 12:00:41AM -0400, Milan Budimirovic wrote:
> 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.
Guys, please - if you need to boast here, try to get at least the
spelling right. His name was Nietzsche. And I don't know in what
language either of you were reading them, but if haven't read them in
the original you might just as well watch a video, or read a reader's
But it's probably the heat.
christian mautner -- chm bei istop punkt com -- ottawa, canada
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