There is a great responsibility in being those who not only name things but gather the world. Surely a part of that responsibility rests in letting things simply be themselves and not be turned toward some human end. It means being silent alongside those who do not speak words yet nonetheless are worthy of having their expressions heeded–howsoever they may present themselves as real—if abnormal—responses. So we do not share the full power of language with other entities. We do share mobility and sensation with animals. And with all forms of life—including plants, fungi, etc.—we share the need for nourishment.
Tag: Edmund Husserl
Existentialism Course, Summer 2017
When I do lectures in this class, I will post the audio files here. Doing this lets students be a little more free to engage
Getting Started with Phenomenology
Someone on Quora asked, “What primary and secondary sources should I read if I want to better understand phenomenology and the phenomenological method?” I always
Engagement with the world happens on many levels. One of the most difficult actions is keeping faith in the good of humankind even as you
I am playing at neologisms. That must mean I am reading Heidegger. Today’s entry in the Brown Book of Jargon… DEMOSTROPHE: the turning of the
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