There is more than a whiff of weird, inverted idealism when Sartre makes his Romantic pronouncements about how only the dead are truly free. Water Benjamin was much closer to the truth when he said, "Even the dead are not safe."
The One, True, Correct Interpretation of Nietzsche (Aesthetic Materialism V)
On Nietzsche's Perspectivism [SPOILER ALERT] "There are no facts, only interpretations." This is has become the Nietzsche quote, even more than "God is dead," which has become a bit passe (and of course Nietzsche didn't come up with that one). Liquefactionists , especially, tend to love this quote. "There are no facts, only interpretations" would seem to be the rallying cry of what is sometimes called postmodernism , if such a thing as a postmodernist rallying cry could exist. Perhaps postmodernism could be renamed The Great Unrallying. Postmodernism is the name we give for what happened when the wind gave out from modernism's sails: the doldrums. [For more on this, see here .] It's an understandable sentiment, and there is a strange kind of dignity to it. Similarly and perhaps relatedly, William S. Burroughs used to complain about most Americans being Christians or similarly religious in one way or another, and then most
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