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September 19, 2011


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Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout's fictional detective (1930s through 1970s) was somewhat known for this resistentialist attitude. There's a quotation in one of the books to the effect that he always assumed any car he rode in was going to crash, and there were other instances of mistrust/anthropomorphism of inanimate objects.

Too bad objectivism was already taken.

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