In the last Heidegger post, I promised I'd address why Heidegger thinks that dualism (the mind-body problem) is predicated on a huge mistake that has carried through the whole history of Western philosophy. I will eventually. I'm putting that off until the next post...I hope you'll stick around until then. I'm not promising anything, but … Continue reading Heidegger’s Being and Time (Part II: Dasein)
The point of Being and Time: To properly formulate the question, What is being? so as to draw forth its meaning. The process of reading B&T is sort of like being zoomed in on a pixel of a photograph and slowly zooming out to see the context. Which explains why my first reading in college was so … Continue reading Heidegger’s Being and Time (Part I: Phenomenology)
Ideas Pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and to a Phenomenological Philosophy (I) Try saying that five times rapidly. Reducing such a complex work to a simple blog post is likely to prove a disaster, but I'm gonna try it anyway, keeping the jargon to a minimum. Well, at least explaining the jargon. Edmund Husserl's goal … Continue reading Explanation of Husserl’s Phenomenology
Just another word for nothing left to lose? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn7dKI3fbYg At Jmeqvist, you'll find a great post distinguishing between positive and negative freedom. I'd like elaborate on these to get you good and confused: 1. Negative Freedom. Here I'm quoting Johan at Jmeqvist as he says it so well: "...we are free in so far as external … Continue reading What is Freedom?