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Thread #59418 Message #3047662
Posted By: Amos
06-Dec-10 - 03:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
And as long as we are meandering in the corridors of post-deconstructionist prepubescent modernism, here's another:
ALETHEIA: Originally a Greek term meaning "truth" or "the unconcealedness of things." Current writers often use the word with the connotations supplied by Heidegger in The Origin of the Work of Art, in which an artwork is useful to the extent that it can open up a space in which existentially alienated beings (see alienation) can discover the meaning of their existence, which is not synonymous with "truth" in the conventional sense. See Dasein, existentialism, existential phenomenology, Open.
You can find as many of these confused notions as you can possibly want here. Spinny stuff; it is still hard for me to comprehend that there really are people who traffic in these granfalloons as a way of life.