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Martin Heidegger’s essay “The Question Concerning Technology” delves into humans’ relationship with technology. He states that humans remain “unfree and chained to technology.” He wants to obtain a...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2020, 1:33 pm (UTC)

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Martin Heidegger’s guidewords “Sein” and “Seiende” provide the framework for any understanding of the “ontological difference.” They create a path in answering the following questions: What does...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2019, 4:09 pm (UTC)

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The essay “The Origin of the Work of Art” by German philosopher Martin Heidegger explores the notion of what art is. He posits that art not only expresses truth but creates it, adding to a...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2016, 3:46 pm (UTC)

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When we are born, we already find ourselves occupying a specific social environment, with all its rules, laws, and social conventions. We have been "thrown" into a social world, as Heidegger would...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2018, 7:36 am (UTC)

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As the title implies, Paul de Man’s translation of Martin Heidegger’s essay “Hölderlin and the Essence of Poetry” is about the German poet Friedrich Hölderlin and his relationship to the...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2021, 5:21 am (UTC)

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In order to understand examples of the ecstasies in Martin Heidegger’s book, Being and Time, you should keep in mind three things. First, you can only truly be in the present. Being has no other...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018, 6:10 pm (UTC)

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Martin Heidegger is an ambitious and confounding philosopher. His ideas are perplexing and challenging. Even after reading them multiple times, it's not uncommon for people to think, "What did he...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2020, 5:11 pm (UTC)

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Heidegger’s formulations of language are often so dense as to seem mystical, but this is at least partly because he is so concerned with thinking about language itself in a new way. He is not...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2020, 12:41 am (UTC)

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According to Heidegger, a "way" is an approach or method of thinking about something. In "The Way to Language," Heidegger lays out the different "ways" to language, or the different modes of...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2020, 6:16 pm (UTC)

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In “The Question Concerning Technology,” as your own question already notes, Martin Heidegger makes the case that technology functions in a “revealing way.” That is, technology shows and uncovers...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2020, 3:39 pm (UTC)

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Heidegger's concept of the fourfold is extremely difficult to follow. Indeed, many scholars ignore the concept altogether, seeing it as an obscure, quasi-mystical insight that is virtually...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2020, 10:03 am (UTC)

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"The they-self" and "fallenness" are interconnected concepts in Heidegger's thought, both of which are applicable to the everyday life of the vast majority of people. "The they-self" is a person's...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2021, 6:05 pm (UTC)

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