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Topic subjectIs Philosophy really the subject you wanna do your doctorate in?
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33353, Is Philosophy really the subject you wanna do your doctorate in?
Posted by Delete me, Tue Jun-21-05 12:04 AM
I don't even mean to be offensive in asking that.

>You think celebrating a person's
>life is wrong and that it deprives people of their
>humaneness...

Wrong. I just said there's no need to celebrate a person's life. Furthermore, I stated that it's the metamorphosis of people into symbols which deprives them of their humanenes (see Jesus Christ).

>I really wish to know what interesting
>definition it is that you have of "life" and "celebration",
>this definition that somehow makes "one of our greatest lives"
>an inhumane description (!!!).

First, it's an apotheosis - Malcolm the ‹bermensch. Second, your use of the possessive pronoun is tantamount to epistemic power. You cannot claim him or his life for "us".