[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying and living

andy stroble at hawaii.edu
Sat Jun 26 14:46:45 MDT 2010

A scandal in French philosophy?  Who would have thought!   I  would
suggest, however, that you are starting on the wrong end: it is your
existence that is inconceivable. Isn't this the sunya of existentialism
and deconstruction?  And given that, the inconceivability of
non-existence is not all that problematic.    

And, you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it
means. (Inigo Montoya, in the Princess Bride)

On Sat, 2010-06-26 at 11:37 -0700, lemmett at talk21.com wrote:
> It does seem that Derrida in Aporias that my own death cannot be conceived of, and that this is important; he even thinks this is a "scandal" in philosophy. Can I die http://www.unm.edu/~ithomson/Thomson.pdf is an article reviewing that book and it's clear that it's not just Zygmunt Bauman who thinks that death is inconceivable. 
> But I can't find anything that talks about Aporias and Buddhism, though there is a little on deconstructionism and Buddhism. I think that without literal rebirth, Buddhism could be seen as another way to face death, an alternative to relating to it existentially. I won't labour this.

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