Monday, March 08, 2010

Ooooooooooh...

I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I've always rather regarded existentialists poorly.

I mean, come on, Sartre and Nietzsche were complete a$$h013$,
so they weren't doing the school of thought any favors, as far as I was concerned.

A while back though, I developed a little intellectual crush on a guy who thinks Kirkegaard is da bomb. I decided to read something of his and, since it came first, I started with Fear and Trembling.

Holy mother of a Hindu cow. Like to give me an aneurysm!

So I am now listening to some lectures to explain the book and ya know?
I'm beginning to think Kirkegaard is pretty much a freaking genius.

But I still think Sartre and Nietzsche are a$$h013$

7 comments:

furiousBall said...

one of my prouder moments was providing a grad student friend with a title for a philosophy paper...

"Who Sarted? A Theory on Who Smelt it Did In Fact Dealt It."

Doug said...

Do what now?

coopernicus said...

Everybody sing...
There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach you 'bout the raising of the wrist...
Socrates himself was permanently pissed..."

actonbell said...

(a lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed) thanks, coopernicus:)

This reminds me, I must reread Sophie's World this year...

lime said...

sweet fancy moses, i read this post at 6:45 am. i can;t even begin to process this argument until after lunch.

word veri: flucustr....i dunno but that seems to be resonating with me

Vera said...

Søren Kierkegaard was my first existential crush...
I think Sartre is a massive idiot. "Nausea" nauseated me.
But I adore Nietzsche...
Fear and Trembling was also my first huge foray into existentialist reading... However, other great reads were The Stranger by Camus, The Trial by Kafka; Notes from the Underground by Dostoevsky... I would recommend my favourite Nietzsche stuff but you might be BLAHHHH :)
/V

Nessa said...

There's at least one a$$hole in every group.

Do the dollar signs make it better?

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