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"I have an aversion to killing people for the fun of it. The fun consists in gaining a pseudo-identity through asserting one's power -- optimally by killing somebody -- a pseudo-identity as a substitute for the self that has been lost." -- Eric Voegelin, in "Voegelin: Philosopher of Consciousness" (originally recorded for his Autobiographical Reflections)

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loxian
Jul. 30th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Is it the philosophy of horcruxes?
ccord
Jul. 31st, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
One would hope not; that would give the old yarn about Hitler's brain being kept in a jar a new and frightful bit of significance.
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