Gilgamesch experienced the death of his friend Enikdu, he discovered
nothingness for the first time. He looked into its face and fell
into the abyss of being, an abyss, in which the human was sentenced
to freedom. He suddenly realised that he was throne into the worlds
contingency. So for the first time the human understood that he
would have to live without gods. He lost his fear before the gods.
This revealed a freedom, which meant lifeís tragedy. It also meant:
Indulgence in the moment, enjoyment of existence and the action of
body and mind.
is maybe the oldest story of human civilisation, which describes the
self-confidence gaining human in the factuality of existence. Itís
main story is based on the philosophy of becoming,
which is closely linked to the European existentialist philosophy of
the 19th and 20th century. The epic of
Gilgamesch has not created a religion, which clings to the thought
of eternity or any other dogma. Instead it looked the factuality of
a finite nature in the eye. Itís relevance is indisputable, it has
a timeless meaning. All human doing draws from this well: The
thought of becoming human respectively the conscientiousness of
becoming was the beginning of thought and is the
process of all development. This philosophy embraces everything and
nothing, it is result of yesterday and today. Nietzsches thought of
the eternal return of same, can easily be explained from this
the realisation of the two basic elements of human existence,
tragedy and indulgence, the human fails. The gods are bored and so
created human Kierkegaard realises in a very bored way. One can
suppose, that the humans were also bored and created the gods.
Project is a drop on the history of being. But it also
is a starting point from where one is able to become. A centre from
where one can grow and decline.
around in the world of thought combines the tragedy and indulgence
of life with each other, without falling into the world of dead
thought. Meaning that Philosophy is no mans land, thinks Bertrand
Russel. Life is no mans
land. Seen in this way philosophy really is neither a dogma nor an
exact science. It is an adventure in which the thoughts begin to
dance. From this perspective the Max Stirner Project
philosophy of Stirner with an attitude, which appreciates critical
thought within this no mans land.
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H. Ibrahim Türkdogan
Translated by Adam Mouchtar