Author: Michael Corris  
Posted: 02.11.2002; 12:34:02
Topic: Question 7
Msg #: 591 (in response to 430)
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As an addendum to the above, I concur with Pilkington when he says "history in practice is not a three act Hegelian melodrama with happy outcomes; it is perpetual improv in survival." Let's look upon the Indexing projects (sorry to call them that) as a way to ensure the improvisational moment does not become a certainty and a cheap substitute for being-in-the-world. Are other kinds of existential insurance policies conceivable and realistic (able to function in practice, as sketched by Pilkington, etc.)? The inevitable "failure of meaning" stuff threatens to make a virtue of paradoxa, familiar to all of us, that circle us.

I should also like to say that we can't go on meeting like this. . . Michael Corris (InvCollege@aol.com)

 



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