The Advocate and the Attendant

In the near future, in a typical office of a typical office building, in a typical downtown of a typical major city—two men sit talking. A large window on one wall extends from floor to ceiling so that pedestrians can be seen going about their daily routines. The first man appears to be in hisContinue reading “The Advocate and the Attendant”

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”