Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More Heidegger

Via Bookforum a review of a book about Heidegger's philosophy. I liked the reference to Pierre Menard Author of Quixote, the famous short story by Borges. (I have to read it sometime, I keep coming across its references at so many places. It seems to be available online.)

Anyway, back to Heidegger. I thought the comparison was very appropriate and quite astute. I spent a lot of time last year with Rudiger Safranski's biography Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil but couldn't get very far. The biography part was okay but when he came to discussing his philosophy Safranski had to fall back on Heidegger's own terminologies, neologisms and linguistic formulations.

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