From: "Henk van Tuijl" <hvtuijl@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 21:38:20 +0200
From: "Malcolm Riddoch" <m.riddoch@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: will to will
> On Thursday, April 1, 2004, at 11:05 PM, Henk van Tuijl wrote:
> > I tend to close my ears for orders from the left to be pessimistic
> > orders from the right to panic, and only protest from time to time
> > against the horrible consequences of the lies that have been and are
> > still being told by the Bushite regime.
> Well I'm not suggesting you should either panic or sink into hopeless
<g> Good to hear, Malcolm. This list sometimes tends to become a gloomy
> I'm just trying to follow along with Heidegger's ultra right
> wing utterly pessimistic critique of the will to will as modernity.
Heidegger pessimistic? I have thought about him in those terms - offended
because no one appreciates him because no one understands him (and
therefore gelassen), yes, but pessimistic?
> It's a philosophical problematic with real world factical applications
> and I think it's an interesting way to interpret the current day
I don't see it, but that doesn't mean anything at all. I have stopped
thinking about Heidegger's political and ethical views.
> This is after all a philosophy forum dedicated to discussing Heidegger.
> Where do you see your protestations in relation to his philosophy?
Hmm, I don't see my political protestations in relation to Heidegger's
philosophy at all. If I understand you correctly, there should be such a
relation since this list should be (Sollen) a Heidegger list.
I do agree with you in theory but I have the impression that there is no
real animo for it. The information on Heidegger is overwhelming these
days. Why should we add to that a discussion on the Internet? If there
ever was an unfit medium for thinking ...
I remain a visitor for the rare moments of practical information (as your
reference to your dissertation and Gary Moore's reference to Hemming),
for the other regular visitors (just to see if someone's approach to has
Heidegger changed) and for the bonhommie among visitors to the list.
However, in response to this last post of yours I would certainly have
said something philosophical about the politics of the Bushite regime if
I had had something philosophical to say about it.
Cheers to you too,
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