Jonathan Basile
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Does Foucault take a position in "Discipline and Punish"?
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His intention is not to lay out a method for criminology (if anything he views the panopticon as highly oppressive) but rather to examine the genealogy of the penal system to better understand how ...

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What is the definition of Derrida's term "dissemination"?
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As User10383 pointed out, Dissemination in Derrida should be contrasted with polysemy (among other things). An interpretation is constrained by polysemy if it considers only the various possible ...

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Can Humans Maintain a Free Relationship With Technology?
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If you wanted to approach this question as a pure Heideggerian, it would be a matter of deciding whether a new epoch of being has overtaken us, determined by some change in our relationship to ...

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Is authenticity an efficiency?
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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 ...

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Is time neccessarily excluded from mathematical platonism?
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You are exactly right about Plato - he separates being and time. Plato does this because he sees philosophy as the striving of the psyche towards eternal things, and in order to achieve its goal, it ...

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Is there a word for 'language as the house of being'?
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Language here is Sprache. Heidegger relates this elsewhere in his writing to German versprechen, which means promise, and Anspruch, which means claim. He sees it's Greek root as logos, which he ...

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Understanding "Being and Time"
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I'll weigh in just to offer a counterpoint. I mentioned in a comment above why I find starting from secondary sources unsatisfying. They are almost uniformly skewed if not simply wrong, and you have ...

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Is this description of "universal systems" with regards to Deconstruction valid?
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I know Derrida better than I know formal logic, but i'll do my best to incorporate that perspective. What I think this author leaves unmentioned, which is most important to understanding this ...

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What is the point of Heidegger's authenticity
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I'll respond first to the part of your question which asks for clarification about Being-towards-Death, then say something about how it furthers the inquiry into the meaning of being. Heidegger sees ...

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What is the difference between Derrida's Deconstruction and Heidegger's Destruktion?
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Derrida originally used the word deconstruction in Of Grammatology as a way of translating Heidegger’s term Destruktion. Nevertheless Derrida’s deconstruction can definitely be distinguished from ...

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What does the "meaning of Being" mean in Being and Time?
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The opening section of Being and Time tells us that being is not a concept, which means it will not admit of the same sort of definition that a concept like triangle might. Nonetheless, being is that ...

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What do the opening lines of Barthes' "A Lover's Discourse" mean?
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In this opening paragraph Barthes is accounting for the method of this strange book. He is not going to produce a theoretical discourse which analyzes other discourses of the type “lover’s discourses.”...

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Deleuzian finitism and Spinozian infinitism
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Spinoza's treatment of cosmology and theology is unique in the philosophical tradition. It is certainly true that God plays an essential role throughout Spinoza's thought. He always appears, however, ...

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Does Kant distinguish different types of "pure reason"?
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Well, there's pure theoretical reason, pure practical reason, and even pure judgment, but it sounds like this is not the thrust of your question. I definitely disagree with the commenter you cited ...

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