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There's a helpful question here on the notion of "freedom toward death" (Can "freedom toward death" have 'freedom' translated out of it?). For this question, I find the first sentence to be a bit imprecise: My "freedom toward death" (Sein und Zeit, p266) is key for authenticity, according to Heidegger. Authenticity for ...


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Heidegger would reject the connection between rationality and authenticity. When we seek rational grounds for actions, we seek a principle beyond our finitude that can ground the justice or rightness of our activity. Kant is a primary example of a thinker who seeks rational grounds for practical activity, and is also a good example of the type of thinking ...


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Asking about "anything" is rather vague especially in this case - Adorno and Heidegger share too many things: both wrested with Hegel, both had interests in aesthetics and despised postivism and that is just to name a few. Whether Adorno took something from Heidegger or both have a common source is a rather muddled point. The problem of their common ...


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Yes, the quote is indeed from the Phenomenology of Perception. It can be found on page 482 of the Landes translation published by Routledge in 2012. The same passage, in different translation, can be found on page 529 of the older Colin Smith translation: I am a psychological and historical structure, and have received, with existence, a manner of ...


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There are a few key points that Adorno brings up: "Authenticity" is a spirituality that follows no doctrine. This way a way for someone, suggestive of heidegger, to prevent him from falling back into religion. This creates an environment prone to fascism and totalitarianism since the "Jargon" following the "authenticity" has a need for submission to an ...


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Authenticity means you should do things for reasons that make sense to you, as an individual, and not just because you're being socially pressured to do those things. Change only if you are persuaded to change, don't change just because someone is pressuring or coercing you to. Does it mean to be what you feel you are by nature (never change), or to be ...


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2. Is it even realistic to think that you will not be influenced/changed by external factors (people, media etc), thus rendering the whole concept of Authenticity/Being Yourself not really possible in the practical sense? You need to make critical judgements on significant external information - whether you sought it or it found you - as to whether it is ...


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The Aristotelian 'intellectual virtues' - aretai dianoetikai - of Nicomachean Ethics (NE), VI.3 would be my first port of call. Aristotle enumerates and specifies in NE III-V a range of moral virtues or moral 'states' (hexeis) such as courage, temperance, liberality, gentleness, justice. All these involve feelings and desires as directed by reason. But ...


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I don't think 'sweeping generalization' is involved because the question is indexed only to 'some things' and asks whether for some things to be fake is for them to be not good. A fake Vermeer (whether exposed as fake or not) is not a good Vermeer because it is not a Vermeer at all. A fake Patek Philippe watch (exposed as fake) may still be a good watch, ...


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I would define efficiency as follows: to accomplish something with the least effort. Efficiency, as a way of accomplishing something, is in the jargon of Sein und Zeit a mode of ready-at-handness (Zuhandenheit). Authencity (Eigenlichkeit) on the contrary is a existential modification. Reducing this to a mode of ready-at-handness would be a kind of category ...


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