Fuck if I know.
though they did say I could be a discussant which I politely declined. The point being that when I went over the list I noticed a topic similar to mine. The paper was about Heidegger’s Being and Time and specifically the concept of “Being-a-Whole” which is actually a poor translation for “Being-towards-death” which was a key component of my own paper that I submitted. That is one thing but the abstract also shows the author had a fundamental misunderstanding regarding the “authentic” Being-towards-death and its relation to Dasein’s temporality and mode of “care”. This led the author to believe that there were certain paradoxes including the idea that there is an inability to actually or authentically understand our finitude.
I have to say I am disappointed I didn’t get the opportunity to present my paper or at least respond to that one. Oh well.
Nah, but seriously that would be weird. For many reasons.
In my class on Being and Time there came a moment when on temporality we determined that the world is the horizon upon which time is able to be experienced by Dasein who is thrown in to the world, and each “moment” or “event” that is experienced communally by multiple Dasein is still a unique experience interpreted differently (temporally) because of Dasein’s unique ekstatic temporality (arising from our ownmost existence and Being-toward-death) and thus while there is the possibility of interpreting the same event because of inhabiting the same horizon, it is impossible to say temporality is the same for each Dasein.
Crazy shit, am I right?
nothing seems to make sense anymore. at ALL.
and then went to a philosophy department dinner with mostly professors, grad students, and the lecturer. had a bunch of drinks, free food, and discussed everything from television shows to Heidegger, my professor’s work translating some later Heidegger texts all the way to politics. So, it was quite a good night.
seriously, if this shit doesn’t make you re-evaluate how you think about life and death… you are doing it wrong.
Martin Heidegger (via bardsandsages)
Martin Heidegger (via thechaosmachine)
Heidegger (via thefulcanelli-horizon)
ALL RIGHT LISTEN UP YOU MOTHERFUCKERS TALKING ABOUT METAPHYSICS AND ETHICS AND ALL THAT OTHER BULLSHIT! Y’ALL ARE FORGETTING ONE TINY THING… MOTHERFUCKING ONTOLOGY IN THIS BITCH. EVER SINCE THE GREEKS ALL YOU LAZY ASSHOLES SEEM TO FORGET THAT “WE” CAN’T TALK ABOUT ANYTHING WITHOUT PRESUPPOSING THAT “WE” EXIST AND WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE EXIST. I HAD TO “LEAP AHEAD” OF YOU LAZY FUCKS, I MEAN WHAT’S THE MATTER DOUCHEBAG, YOU DON’T DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE “BEING” OF HUMANS AND THE “BEING” OF ENTITIES? WELL FUCK YOU! YOUR BEING MAY BE DASEIN AND I MAY BE “BEING-WITH” YOU BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN I AM NOT GOING TO KICK YOUR STUPID ASS FOR YOUR DEFICIENT MODE OF INTERPRETING EXISTENCE! MY BOOK AIN’T NO GODDAMN “IDLE TALK” AND ALL YOU IGNORANT FUCKS BETTER STOP “FALLING” ALL OVER THE PLACE OR I’LL HAVE TO “LEAP IN” AND KICK YOUR MOTHERFUCKING ASS!