Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Guerilla Metaphysics… Heidegger

HARMAN, G. (2007) Guerilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things. Open Court Publishing Company.

“What must be rejected from the start is the prevailing model of humans as transcending or negating the world, as critics who break loose from animal bondage and stand in a windy, starry space of freedom. We should be equally suspicious of those hermeneutic versions of critique that merely add the caveat that perfect transcendence is impossible.” (p#)

The Heideggerian phenomenological revealing of an experience is situated within a context and the world. It is not some permanent state of transcendence outside of that context or the world*. This is a reason why Husserlian transcendental phenomenology is not being followed in the thesis.

* may return and expand this point. 

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