Phenomenological Movement Journal

Katie Huffman / PHIL 340 / Halteman Journal # 1.5 (date?) ; Response to the Phonomenological Movement Several Quotations I reacted to very strongly: “When epistemological inquiry sought to answer the question of how the subject, filled with his own representations, knows the external world and can be certain of its reality, the phenomenological critique…Read more Phenomenological Movement Journal

Memo #3 ~

Memo # 3 ~ Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran "What we love in other human beings is the hoped-for satisfaction of our desire. We do no love their desire. If what we loved in them was their desire, then we should love them as ourself." ~ Simone Weil The night is still around me.…Read more Memo #3 ~

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

Augustine & Plato on Happiness of Soul… (II)

Although Augustine was strongly influenced by Plato, the two have clearly different ideas of what constitutes human Happiness. For Plato, justice, or psychic harmony, is the dominant component of happiness and must be present in order for happiness to be possible. This psychic harmony is unsustainable without wisdom, and therefore so is happiness; this means…Read more Augustine & Plato on Happiness of Soul… (II)

Plato on Happiness of Soul…

Is the just person truly happier than the unjust person? In his comparative thesis, Plato never directly addresses what happiness is, but by analyzing certain definitions that are provided throughout the Republic and fleshing out the relations between those definitions, one can come to a clearer understanding of what he meant when he referred to…Read more Plato on Happiness of Soul…

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