“Art is optimistic. Suffering is justified as soon as it becomes the raw material of beauty. I am not at peace: I don’t want to find justifications for the suffering I see.” 6 more words
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Thursday evening sitting in an exquisitely elegant and opulent 18th century inspired apartment just off Chapel Street owned by Tony Venios, I fell into conversation with two young women about philosophy. 268 more words
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No, they aren’t eating: they are recuperating in order to successfully finish their tasks. Each one of them has his little personal difficulty which keeps him from noticing that he exists; there isn’t one of them who doesn’t believe himself indispensable to something or someone.
I should like on this occasion to defend existentialism against some charges which have been brought against it.
First, it has been charged with inviting people to remain in a kind of desperate quietism because, since no solutions are possible, we should have to consider action in this world as quite impossible. 10,313 more words