Pores

The world gets into our pores and writes on us lines with the clay of earth, warmth of sun bite of wind caress ; sorrow & joy clog our faces with our insides, the experience of our lived Grind:connected. Existentially, we are slow-born sculptures that tell of a daring hand a fiery eye, laced with…Read more Pores

Heidegger Journal #7

Journal # 7 (3/5/04) A “fore-having” as Heidegger uses the term here is what you bring with you to an experience that allows you to interpret it. In the most general terms, “all interpreting is an interpreting with respect to something, on the basis of it, and with a view to it” (p.60, emphasis added).…Read more Heidegger Journal #7

Heidegger Journal #5

Journal # 5 (2/27/04) Heidegger addresses those who make objections to environmental experience based on its presupposition of the reality of the external world by explaining why they are precisely missing the point. At first it would seem that there are exactly two options: either reality is, or it isn't. We must either accept the…Read more Heidegger Journal #5

Heidegger Journal # 4

In Analysis of the Structure of Experience, Heidegger seeks to examine the question, "Is there something?" and to show that the lived experience of this question ("deliberately chosen in order to minimize pre-judgments" (p.54)) is related to the psychic subject in a wholly different way than may at first be imagined. At first one may…Read more Heidegger Journal # 4

Continental Assignment 1

[response to a selection of handouts on Continental Philosophy] c. Mary Kathryn Gough (maiden: Huffman), 2003(?) It seems to me that the 'reorientation of philosophy in this tradition' is essentially a very healthy one The idea of saving philosophy as a discipline from itself definitely has a lot of merit. Although philosophy is a worthy…Read more Continental Assignment 1

‘Transcendence & Temporality’

The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic *Section 12: Transcendence and Temporality* (nihil originarium) by Martin Heidegger Final Continental Philosophy Paper turned in to Professor Matt Halteman by Mary Kathryn Gough (Katie Huffman) PHIL 140 // Spring 2004 Time is a central theme for Martin Heidegger, recurring often in his philosophical writings. One of his goals is…Read more ‘Transcendence & Temporality’

Heidegger Journal 3

Journal #3 (2/20/04) When Heidegger speaks of phenomenology, he is taking Husserl's illuminations and carrying particular ones further along the path he sees laid out in front of them. It is an effort at the redemption of ideas that have not been carried to their full conclusion. Husserl ends up with this idea of pure…Read more Heidegger Journal 3