The photo above was taken during Heidegger’s Paris visit in 1955. The photo shows him with Lacan and their wives in Lacan’s house in Guitrancourt, near Paris. During the visit in Paris, Heidegger delivered the lecture ‘What is Philosophy?’ at Cerisy-la-sale. Left to right: Heidegger, Axelos, Lacan, Jean Beaufret (recipient of the Letter on Humanism), Elfriede Heidegger, Sylvia […]

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The following selection of quotes illuminates what Levinas means by “the face of the Other.” First, what does he mean by “face,” and by “other?” “Other” (sometimes capitalized, sometimes not) usually translates the French word autrui, which means “the other person,” “someone else” (i.e., other than oneself). It is thus the personal other, the other […]

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Source: In 1927, Martin Heidegger gave a lecture course entitled “The Basic Problems of Phenomenology.” In it, he continues and extends explorations begun in “Being and Time.” In “Basic Problems” he provides an outline of his thinking about the fundamental problems of philosophy, which he treats by means of phenomenology, and which he defines and […]

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Phenomenology is a movement in the early 20th century German philosophy that describes the structure of the objects of awareness and of consciousness itself. The phenomenological method has its early roots in Kant’s distinction between “noumena” and “phenomena,” things as they are in themselves, and things as they appear to us. The philosopher who started […]

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LET US GO BACK to the times in which modern man and the modern philosopher still believed in themselves and in a philosophy, when, in the context of the transcendental motivation, they struggled for a new philosophy with the responsible seriousness of an inner, absolute calling that one senses in every word of the genuine philosopher, Even after the so-called collapse of the Hegelian philosophy, in which the line of development determined by Kant culminated, this seriousness remained intact for a time in the philosophies reacting against Hegel

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Source: The Structure of Behavior, published by Beacon Press, 1967. I am quoting some passages from the introduction and the conclusion. Introduction: The problem of the relations of consciousness and nature Our goal is to understand the relations of consciousness and nature: organic, psychological or even social. By nature we understand here a multiplicity of […]

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