Saturday, October 3, 2009

It's murder out there

Saying, as Albert Camus, does, that suicide is the only real philosophical question amounts to a paradox. After all, the answer to this question cannot be suicide. Or as Arthur Schopenhauer writes: “Suicide may also be regarded as an experiment – a question which man puts to Nature, trying to force her to answer. The question is this: What change will death produce in a man's existence and in his insight into the nature of things? It is a clumsy experiment to make; for it involves the destruction of the very consciousness which puts the question and awaits the answer.”

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