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Robert

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  • Heidegger in 90 Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Paul Strathern
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    One of the two major philosophical traditions of the twentieth century was linguistic analysis, derived largely from Wittgenstein. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger, and its fundamental question was, "What is the meaning of existence?" For Heidegger, this question could not simply be "analyzed away". It was beyond the reach of logic or reason. It was the primary "given" of every individual life. To confront it, Heidegger needed to develop an entire new form of philosophy.

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    The first half of this is pretty good, giving mostly biographical details as the other reviewer said. However, the second half becomes a very uncharitable, diatribe against Heidegger, simply trying to show links between Heidegger's philosophy and his involvement with the Nazi party. This is evidence of the bias and closed-mindedness which analytic philosophers approach Continental philosophy in its worst form. Ironic how bigoted the author comes across in accusing Heidegger of anti-Semitic bigotry.

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