Dostoyevsky and the human condition

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Dostoyevsky and the human condition

Postby Sri Lanky » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:36 pm

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opi ... le1680575/

Are computers taking the human out of the human condition as the isolation of the internet contributes to even greater human suffering so that all that is left is the condition?

There's also the question of irrationality vs. rationality. Who says that rational thought is at all quintessentially human. Humans have been designed by nature to be irrational which explains why we argue so much. it is more important to be right....it's part of our competitive instinct. Democracy is not about what's right or wrong it's about what you can get away with as we are driven by emotion,prejudice,and politics.

But..."his imagination was able to roam free in a way that enabled him to hover above himself and dissect his own condition". Is this what is meant by the transrational? What has rationality got to do with anything?
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Re: Dostoyevsky and the human condition

Postby flipflop » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:55 pm

isolation of the internet


Only if you spend too long on it, you'd be fucked if you spent all day in the pub too, no?

'Crime and Punishment' was his greatest work BTW

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Re: Dostoyevsky and the human condition

Postby michelle in alaska » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:50 am

oh my dears.
my truth which helps me reconcile ALl the other b*llshite....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhVC9q_ZlDs

i don't ever forget it.
but how can i.
we all live it everyday, still.
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