Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Rambunctiousness: A Philosophy

Kierkegaard titled his works Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death. He talked about "the esthetic," "the ethical" and "the religious" stages of existence. Can “rambunctiousness” be termed a philosophical condition? Is a philosophical tantrum the equivalent of anarchism or nihilism of say Turgenev's Bazarov? One thing is certain, this kind of often violent repudiation of the things other people hold dear ultimately produces a state of total anomie such as the one which eventually motivated the Unibomber, Ted Kaczynski.The resulting existential condition is one in which the practitioner succeeds in breaking the bonds which connect him or her to reality. Untethered from any moorings, the shaky vessel of rambunctiousness frees itself from all identification and empathy. Rambunctiousness is actually a form of pragmatism which brings results if you’re interested in burning bridges behind you.

read "Dr. Pangloss?" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "Shotgun"by Jr. Walker & The All Stars

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.