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Re: Mitchell Heisman's Note Ignored?
« on: June 27, 2014, 12:11:20 am »
Should the truth be openly pursued, no matter what, even if it kills us?   

To actively answer this question would constitute an experiment in nihilism.

I guess all I am looking to do in this thread (and I invite anyone else to join me if they ever find themselves skimming through the suicide note) is to copy a paragraph or two, then delete all but a few lines ... totally out of context.  This way, by the end of the thread, even if it is many pages, we might have a highly concentrated summation of this individuals thought processes.

Our society is quick to discredit someone simply for taking their own life.  Others may have a slight fear that, if they follow Heisman's reasoning, they may go insane.

From purely rationalistic view, nihilism is self-contradictory; the nihilistic self-destructs. This is another way of looking at the postmodern self-destruction of reason. If rationalism leads to nihilism, and nihilism leads to disbelief in reason, then rationalism leads to the self-destruction of reason. If the philosopher maintains a life according to reason or as an embodiment of reason, then does reason lead the philosopher to self-destruct?
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