Camus, Karl Popper, Clement discussed on Philosophize This!

Philosophize This!


Clement <Speech_Male> says at one point in the book, <Speech_Male> quote, irresponsibility <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> is grace. <Speech_Male> So <Speech_Male> to fall out of <Speech_Male> grace would be to <Speech_Male> fall into a life <Speech_Male> of responsibility <Speech_Male> for ourselves. <Speech_Male> Responsibility <Speech_Male> is <Speech_Male> the fallen state of <Speech_Male> modern humanity, <Speech_Male> and the only way to be <Speech_Male> restored to innocence <Speech_Male> is to commit <Speech_Male> what Camus calls philosophical <Speech_Male> suicide. <Silence> <Speech_Male> I can't help but think of <Speech_Male> earlier this year when we were <Speech_Male> talking about Karl popper <Speech_Male> and his book the open <Speech_Male> society and its enemies. <Speech_Male> And popper <Speech_Male> talks about the responsibility <Speech_Male> that citizens <Speech_Male> have in a democracy <Speech_Male> to <Speech_Male> do the work every <Speech_Male> day to stay educated <Speech_Male> and stay active <Speech_Male> for the good of the <Speech_Male> society overall. <Silence> And <Speech_Male> one of the criticisms <Speech_Male> to that idea has <Speech_Male> been that <Speech_Male> people love the idea <Speech_Male> of having freedom <Speech_Male> on paper. <Speech_Male> But that staying <Speech_Male> politically active and informed <Speech_Male> is <Speech_Male> hard work. It takes <Speech_Male> up a lot of time in your <Speech_Male> day. And that <Speech_Male> whenever it comes down to <Speech_Male> it, people are much <Speech_Male> more willing to not <Speech_Male> necessarily have <Speech_Male> much control over <Speech_Male> the political process <Speech_Male> as long <Speech_Male> as they have cheap <Speech_Male> food to eat <Speech_Male> and teams of people <Speech_Male> on apps curating <Speech_Male> the next video for them <Speech_Male> to watch enabling <Speech_Male> their distraction. <Speech_Male> To create <Speech_Male> a system of values <Speech_Male> and then try to maintain <Speech_Male> it, I think <Speech_Male> on paper people <Speech_Male> love the idea of <Speech_Male> morals a la <Speech_Male> carte, where they <Speech_Male> get to choose the direction of <Speech_Male> how they live their lives. <Speech_Male> But to <Speech_Male> live with the weight <Speech_Male> of the responsibility <Speech_Male> of your choices <Speech_Male> that you came up with, <Speech_Male> to live with the guilt <Speech_Male> and the judgment of <Speech_Male> others. <Speech_Male> I think Camus thought <Speech_Male> when writing this book that <Speech_Male> if we can see the character <Speech_Male> of Clements in our <Speech_Male> cells, even just a little <Silence> bit. Then <Speech_Male> maybe by being self <Speech_Male> aware of that fact, <Speech_Male> it can help make us <Speech_Male> a little less susceptible <Speech_Male> to falling <Speech_Male> into the <Speech_Male> delusional innocence <Speech_Male> of feeling certain <Speech_Male> about things. <Silence> Maybe Camus <Speech_Male> also wanted us <Speech_Male> to consider that it's possible <Speech_Male> to accept the fact <Speech_Male> that you're going to be judged <Speech_Male> by others. Sometimes unfairly, <Speech_Male> but that maybe <Speech_Male> that's not too much <Speech_Male> to bear for you. <Silence> Maybe that <Speech_Male> was just too much for Clements <Speech_Male> to bear. <Speech_Male> And maybe his cynical <Speech_Male> worldview <Speech_Male> is just yet another <Speech_Male> defense mechanism, <Speech_Male> so he can deny <Speech_Male> the reality <Speech_Male> of the world around him. <Silence> <Speech_Male> Don't trade your integrity <Speech_Male> as a person <Speech_Male> for a <Speech_Male> few sweet <SpeakerChange> moments of <Silence> denial. <Speech_Male> But maybe Camus says it <Silence> best. <Speech_Male> Camus says he got two <Speech_Male> choices in this life <Speech_Male> in terms of how you're going to deal <Speech_Male> with the judgments of other <Speech_Male> people. You <Speech_Male> can be, quote, happy <Speech_Male> and judged <Silence> or absolved <Speech_Male> in wretched. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Take your pick, <Speech_Male> I <SpeakerChange> guess. <Silence> Hope you love <Speech_Male> the episode today. <Speech_Male> Try to never ask for <Speech_Male> anything, try to just give, <Silence> but <Speech_Male> if you enjoy the show <Speech_Male> and haven't left a review <Speech_Male> on the respective <Speech_Male> app that you listen to it <Silence> on, <Speech_Male> thank you in advance. <Speech_Male> Just trying to keep doing this for <Speech_Male> as long as I can. <Speech_Male> I'm gonna try to do more <Speech_Male> episode updates on Twitter <Speech_Male> at I am Steven <Speech_Male> west. <Silence> <Speech_Male> you seen any of this art <Speech_Male> that's been generated <Speech_Male> by AI recently? <Speech_Male> It's <Speech_Male> insane. <Speech_Male> I typed in Albert <Speech_Male> Camus eating a pizza. <Silence> <Speech_Male> One of the, <Speech_Male> one of the, I don't know if <Speech_Male> it's funny or disrespectful. <Silence> <Speech_Male> But it's mind-blowing. <Silence> Anyway, thank you for listening. 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