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    will analyze and evaluate Heidegger’s view of practical “existential” spatiality starting with §22-24 of Martin Heidegger’s text, Being and Time. This involves his concept of practical spatiality in the world as it relates to us. However, Heidegger in his earlier works seems to be missing a key element for his view. Dasein views things as practically close or far away from themselves in relation to the object and reaching a goal. Heidegger came up with the concept of closing-in-on handy equipment,…

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    Throughout history phenomenology have been use is various contents but was not given a name. Edmund Husserl gave phenomenology a name and life. Husserl and three other phenomenologists, Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty, discovered different conceptions, different methods, and different results of phenomenology. The Encyclopedia of Phenomenology notes seven types of phenomenology: 1) Transcendental constitutive phenomenology, 2) Naturalistic constitutive phenomenology, 3) Existential…

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    confusing happenings we come across, whether by way of our own living, or through the lives of others, into the realm of understanding. There is a tendency and a desire to make sense of elements in our experiences, and this process of making sense is not boundless, but restricted to what we already know. We can make any idea fit seemingly logically with our understanding of the world and how it works. I don’t think it’s surprising then that through our desire to understand all aspects of life,…

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    choice that maximizers spend much time and energy with. To further show why satisficing is the better option, I will argue that people can never truly have complete control or authority over their own happiness. In The Questions Concerning Technology, Martin Heidegger argues something similar, as he highlights the pitfalls of mankind’s belief that modern technology is something to be controlled and mastered to serve a purpose. To understand the argument, we must know what it means to…

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    Heidegger sought to radicalize the traditional understanding of what it means to be human and the transform the ‘common sense’ approach held by the tradition by reawakening the question of the meaning of being; however, he arrived too early. Even though his unfinished edifice was successfully nailed on the door of Cartesian tradition long ago; the discussion fell, and is still falling, upon deaf ears. This split with the tradition led him to a disagreement with his old master Edmund Husserl…

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    The Relationship Between Three Existential Ideas from Heidegger’s Being and Time to the Life of Colleen, a Junior at Fairfield University This essay highlights Martin Heidegger’s work and his ideas of “being-with,” “inauthentic Da-sein,” and “the they.” After explaining these existential ideas, the essay demonstrates the relationship between these ideas and the academic, athletic, and social life of Colleen, a junior at Fairfield University. The paper displays how significant these aspects…

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    Transcendentalism

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    The relationship between owning something and the development of a person’s character has been long disputed. It is a proven fact that what is owned by a person in their childhood, directly affects their character as a person. We live in a world where a person’s social status is almost defined by how much that person owns. The value of a person is basically measured by the value of all their tangible goods. Many philosophers and transcendentalists have discussed this topic in their writings.…

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    For Heidegger, human essence is not human being but Being, and so far philosophy has blocked the question about Being. In this sense, he interrogates the use of the word humanism by Sartre and other philosophers, for they have not been true to the essence of Being; and curiously enough, instead of abandoning the term he asks whether it should be preserved and even appropriates it for moments, claiming for “a ‘humanism’ that contradicts all previous humanism –although in no way advocates the…

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    Poetry and thought are often interpreted as too lofty for the realm of politics, a realm dominated power (Berlin: 2004). Yet memory, as elaborated by poets should always be an exercise in education. The value of narrative, writing, and poetry is high. For ‘the very fact that so great of an enterprise as the Trojan War could have been forgotten without a poet to immortalize it several hundred years later offered only too good an example of what could happen to human greatness if it had nothing…

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    Philosophology The first thing that comes to mind while writing a paper about philosophy is “why”. The irony in this is that this is what philosophy is about—asking the “why”. Philosophers question the ideas that people often skip past. These questions, no matter how frustrating or mind numbing, can be some of the most important ones we contemplate. Although there is no definitive answer, it is still necessary to question the who, what, and whys of life. From pondering these types of…

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