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I'm not conversant with Spengler's stuff, but in what manner does Heidegger differ from every other shill with a degree and a polysyllabic pitch? Isn't he just a liberal Hayek?

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Jun 25th, 2015 at 10:44:35 PM EST
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Sorry, conservative Hayek.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Jun 25th, 2015 at 10:45:19 PM EST
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I only ever knew three people who claimed to understand Heidegger.  One understood him once, but had forgotten the details, another went mad shortly afterwards, and the third questioned his own existence and thus didn't say anything.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jun 26th, 2015 at 05:59:39 AM EST
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Channelling Lord Palmeston... I hope you are not the third?

"The Schleswig-Holstein question is so complicated, only three men in Europe have ever understood it. One was Prince Albert, who is dead. The second was a German professor who became mad. I am the third and I have forgotten all about it."

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Jun 26th, 2015 at 06:13:06 AM EST
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I had the pleasure, once, of studying existential phenomenology and phenomenological ethnomethodology in which the names of Heidegger, Kierkegaard and Husserl featured. Not one of my prouder academic achievements...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jun 26th, 2015 at 07:07:53 AM EST
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A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 26th, 2015 at 07:49:27 AM EST
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I always thought the muppets got closer to the meaning of life than most philosophers who seemed to end p getting stuck up their own arse...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jun 26th, 2015 at 08:04:20 AM EST
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Of course the subtitles are apocriphal.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 26th, 2015 at 08:21:45 AM EST
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As related by Ludwik Silberstein, during one of Eddington's lectures he asked "Professor Eddington, you must be one of three persons in the world who understands general relativity." Eddington paused, unable to answer. Silberstein continued "Don't be modest, Eddington!" Finally, Eddington replied "On the contrary, I'm trying to think who the third person is."


A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 26th, 2015 at 08:20:41 AM EST
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