Tag: heidegger

Heidegger and “the thing”

Heidegger and “the thing”

Martin Heidegger is considered by many who opine on such things to be one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Certainly one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.  The difficulty in comprehending his work often equals it’s greatness. With the fact that […]

Heidegger vs. Reductionism

Heidegger vs. Reductionism

Martin Heidegger is considered by many to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th century and is a personal favorite of mine!  His work centers around existentialism, and specifically, phenomenology, an area of philosophy.  We’ll read Heidegger as we progress through the course, however reading […]

TOK Journal Collect #2: Your Thoughts Needed on the following…

TOK Journal Collect #2: Your Thoughts Needed on the following…

#6…..What is Truth?  Is truth possible? Lastly, does it even matter if something is true or not? #5….Consider a piece of culture…the movie HER for example, or Fight Club, or even another work of literature/philosophy…Thoreau’s Walden comes to mind…how does the creator of that cultural artifact […]

Heidegger And the Question Concerning Technology

Heidegger And the Question Concerning Technology

After you’ve read Hiedegger’s Question Concerning Technology, http://simondon.ocular-witness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/question_concerning_technology.pdf think carefully and react to the questions/quotes below:   1. Why talk about the silver chalice?  What does that have to do with technology? 2.  Heidegger states, “what has the essence of technology to do with revealing? The […]