[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying [confused]

lemmett at talk21.com lemmett at talk21.com
Sun Jun 6 18:25:44 MDT 2010

Hello. I mean that my own death can't be imagined without contradiction from the inside - phenomenologically. Conceivability is a well known item of analysis, as far as I understand it.
I am sorry if it's a problem I'm not presenting my erm interest in posting to this list in a particularly well schooled way. Do you mean that I am lying: that I have not tried to stare death right in the face countless times these past few years and blinked each and every time. I'm happy to leave this list alone, Richard was kind enough to help me and for that I'm grateful for this resource but am not about to spend this evening defending myself for what I don't know! It doesn't seem very sane.

--- On Mon, 7/6/10, Mitchell Ginsberg <jinavamsa at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Mitchell Ginsberg <jinavamsa at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying [confused] (lemmett at talk21.com)
To: buddha-l at mailman.swcp.com
Date: Monday, 7 June, 2010, 1:15

Hello Lemmett, and all, 

My question to you was addressed to you. Whatever this individual you mention (Zygmunt Bauman) says, I am not asking about him -- although the name Zygmunt almost perks my interest out of the blue -- but about your concern with the issue of the conceivability (and inconceivability) of death. 

As I asked (directly of you), "Lemmett, can you explain a little of what you mean by the idea of (or term) the conceivability of death? I suppose that that would help with its contrast, the inconceivability of death. I am wondering what is inconceivable about death in your eyes. Do you mean unfathomable? mysterious? awe-inspiring? infinitely fearsome? other?" 

Your repy was: "Hello, sorry about the long link but Zygmunt Bauman talks about what I mean in the first few pages of this book?http://books.google.com/books?id=JYNW-3fjGIoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=immortality+strategies&cd=3#v=onepage&q&f=false    

But it's a good idea. I could have saved a lot of trouble in school if in reply to a question of what I thought of Aristotle, I had just offered up a web link (but those were the days before the internet) to The Philosopher's text in the original Greek. Neat! (if I may apply an old word to a new short-cut).  

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