Wednesday, June 23, 2004
I can sense that, despite the fact that these people are torturing me--for whatever reasons, ill-advised as they may be--torture in itself is not a part of their soul, their being. Although their actions may constitute torture, their souls, and their respective beings (i.e., what Heidegger may have called dasein) are completely torture-free. You know what I'm getting at? It's hard to explain. But in a way, it makes the torture that much less torture-y.