From Ressentiment to Redemption
The end of our quest is similar to the one encountered by ‘Deep Thought’, the super computer in Douglas Adams’ novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which after spending seven and a half million years calculating the answer to the ultimate questions of ‘life, the universe and everything’, announced in the end that the answer was in fact ‘42’. So another, bigger, computer had to be built to find out what the actual question was. In relation to ressentiment, the answers to the questions of why or what remain as inscrutable as all answers to ultimate questions. What we need to pose are the actual questions. 149 CAPRILES 9781781006566 PRINT.indd 149 02/10/2012 11:11
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