Jennan Ismael on Death

Jennan Ismael on Death (h/t Adrian)

Jenann Ismael gives a crudely reductionistic account. Listening to her I am tempted to see my life as an object and consumer product. Talk of ‘the whole’ does not save her from the ontological fallacy of seeing life as some ‘thing’ to be described as an aggregation of nouns. Her categories describe a ficticious world. Such pretentious analytic rhetoric is nihilistic and moves me to disgust. Shame on her for not engaging the existentialists on their notions of death, nothingness and being. It is irresponsible for a university authority to speak on these topics with such profound ignorance.

But hell, you may like the lecture and get something out of it. I severely doubt it though.


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