Nietzsche on the “right” way

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”  Friedrich Nietzsche If more of us were to adopt this idea, think of how much more willing we would be to listen to one another, to actually entertain those ideas notContinue reading “Nietzsche on the “right” way”

The Advocate and the Authority

Author’s note: This is the second dialogue of the Advocate Dialogues. The first, The Advocate and the Attendant, need not be read in order to follow this one, however, there are a few minor references to that particular piece. Setting: The near future. A typical office, in a typical office building, in a typical downtown, of any typicalContinue reading “The Advocate and the Authority”

Gary Cox on the perfect child for an existentialist

“The perfect child for an existentialist would be potty trained, addicted to cigarettes and able to discuss the finer points of phenomenological ontology.” Gary Cox Source: The Existentialist’s Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness Hence, I have no children! Mostly, because I myself have a hard time discussing the finer points, hell, even the mostContinue reading “Gary Cox on the perfect child for an existentialist”

Sharon Lebell on the value of naiveté

“The wisest among us appreciate the natural limits of our knowledge and have the mettle to preserve their naiveté. They understand how little all of us really know about anything. There is no such thing as conclusive, once-and-for-all knowledge. The wise do not confuse information or data, however prodigious or cleverly deployed, with comprehensive knowledgeContinue reading “Sharon Lebell on the value of naiveté”