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What is the argument for Heidegger's claim that philosophy can only be done in Greek and German?

First, I want to mention an important rule (which of course has caveats), but the accuracy with which a philosopher writes about the history of philosophy is in general inversely proportional to their ...
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What did Heidegger get wrong about Hölderlin?

Long story short: This has already been done by scholars, but... See e.g. (and for further reading and sources) Gosetti-Ferencei, Jennifer Anna. Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the subject of poetic ...
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What other philosophers I read before taking a class on “being and time”

Given that you have about a month and a half to prepare, in which you estimate you can read two or three books, I would not recommend starting with Aristotle to understand Being and Time. Instead, I ...
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How did symbolic logic show that Heidegger's assertions about the nothing were illogical?

I guess it refers to this passage later in the article/review you were quoting from: the debate between Heidegger and Carnap -- Shirley's next topic -- precisely turns on whether Heidegger's account ...
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Why is the non-aesthetic position on art not absorbed by society?

In your question, you lay out some qualities someone who accepts the non-aesthetic position on art might have. An artist who is non-aesthetic is not concerned with producing something the majority of ...
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What does Heidegger mean by saying that Bergson's concept of time is essentially spatial?

Bergson's thesis was not that time is space-like, but that time understood "in the common way" is space-like. Bergson argued that practical reasons cause us to regard time as space, but that strictly ...
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Reason is the adversary of thinking

Heidegger's idea here is actually not difficult to make out, unlikely as that might appear, if we trace the quotation to its source and check the context. Gavin Rae, 'Overcoming Philosophy: Heidegger,...
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Who or what is the being for whom Being is a question for Heidegger?

"Being and Time is a long and complex book." We may say that Heidegger's aim in his work is to discover what is common (more fundamental) to various different questions (inquiries) about the ...
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What is onto-theology (Heideggerian)?

It's (probably) important to realise that Heidegger doesn't coin the term "ontotheology." He gets it from Kant, notably in the Lectures on "philosophical theology" where he considers the term as ...
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In what way is Heidegger's philosophy right wing?

'Left' and 'Right' are not helpful terms here but the issue you raise can be phrased without them. The question is whether there is a logical connection between the politics that Heidegger espoused ...
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Why is the non-aesthetic position on art not absorbed by society?

It's important to note that there do exist artists doing new and innovative things in art, and theorists are still creating new theories. But in general, your question is in some ways its own answer. ...
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Can a physicist say why there is something rather than nothing?

It depends on what you mean by "nothing". Modern physics has shown that empty space has energy ("dark energy") and other properties suggesting that it is "something", even though by any ordinary ...
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What is the relation between Spirit and Time in Hegel?

The wording in your quote and the wording in the questions are a bit different, but I'll do my best to address both. First I'm going to extend the quoted bit a little and bring the language of one of ...
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Hubert Dreyfus & Heidegger - is Heidegger a dualist?

Thanks for the referred video. I cannot agree more with l_ruth on the interpretation of what Dreyfus was saying. I post this answer since I do not think l_ruth's response is sufficient to answer the ...
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Ontic vs. Ontological

The science that studies a be-ing is, for Heidegger, ontic [ontique], and it is necessary to distinguish it from the science of the being of a be-ing which alone is ontological [ontologique]. Let us ...
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Who or what is the being for whom Being is a question for Heidegger?

According to Wikipedia this being "for whom Being is a question for Heidegger" would be ourselves: Dasein ... is a German word that means "being there" or "presence" (German: da "there"; sein "...
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Who or what is the being for whom Being is a question for Heidegger?

"Ontological inquiry is indeed more primordial, as over against the ontical inquiry of the positive sciences." – Martin Heidegger, Being and Time, §3. Heidegger is an ontologist. To define ...
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Does anyone claim freedom toward death is not for me, but for others?

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 ...
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Explanation of Dasein and Da-sein in Heidegger

First, one needs to understand how Dasein should be understood in Sein und Zeit (SuZ in what follows). It stems from the German word "Dasein" that can be translated by "existence". ...
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What is beyond time?

OP: metaphysically, there must be a classical continuation of time beneath this limit. Indeed, not just metaphysically. Planck's constant is the smallest possible change of energy. As regards Planck ...
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Dasein is or isn't responsible, isn't accountable: so what?

Please excuse my lack of quotes and perhaps improper terminology. Heidegger is abound with very specific terminology. To be responsible but not accountable is a very subtle distinction in most ...
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How many different usages of being is there in this short paragraph of Heidegger?

The original German is (from the Introduction, par. 2): Hinsehen auf, Verstehen und Begreifen von, Wählen, Zugang zu sind konstitutive Verhaltungen des Fragens und so selbst Seinsmodi eines ...
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Did Adorno retain anything from Heidegger's Being and Time?

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 ...
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What is the argument for Heidegger's claim that philosophy can only be done in Greek and German?

Here I found a photocopy of the "Spiegel"("Nur noch ein Gott kann uns retten", Der Spiegel, Nr23/1976,p3,p5,pp193-219). and here I found a translation (I don't know about its quality). HEIDEGGER: ...
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What is the relation between Spirit and Time in Hegel?

Hegel is not known for making "formal logical correlations", in fact he despised formal logic, on time specifically see Safatle's Hegel Against a Formal Concept of Time. As for Heidegger's grounds for ...
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Hubert Dreyfus & Heidegger - is Heidegger a dualist?

I do not think Dreyfus says that physics itself cannot explain Dasein - I think he says that we need to be careful not to conflate our method of discovering natural kinds in the world with having ...
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Where and why does Heidegger use the phrase "always already"?

It is hazardous to take upon oneself the interpretation of Heidegger. But I know his use of the phrase 'always already' and offer my explanation. Dasein, taken as the presence or reality of a human ...
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Are the logical leaps in Heidegger thought fully explained through his phenomenological framework?

It's no unwarranted exaggeration to say that Heidegger assumes familiarity with the phenomenological tradition, and in particular with Husserl. But the bit of Husserlian doctrine most crucial to the ...
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If entities are all that IS [entities = being], isn't Heidegger's claim that being is something "extra" incongruent?

Heidegger makes a (difficult) distinction between 'beings' — entities that exist in the world, like tables, papayas, or wombats — and 'Being,' which is the activity of existing. This is a noun/verb ...
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