Thinkers

Flannery O’Connor, the Metaphysician

Flannery O’Connor, author of Wise Blood and many other iconic stories, was one of the American South’s literary geniuses. A thoughtful Catholic woman in the overwhelmingly Protestant “Bible Belt” of the United States in the middle of the twentieth century, O’Connor’s work embodies an authentic sense of what it means to live as a solitary diaspora–never [...]

Martin Heidegger’s “Letter on Humanism” (pt. 3)

Heidegger and humanism

There is perhaps no better (concise) summary of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger than his famous letter written in response to a French student’s inquiry: “How can we recover a sense of the word ‘Humanism’?” The content of Heidegger’s answer is nothing less than a powerful–yet cryptic–exposition of the main themes of his classic work, [...]

Martin Heidegger’s “Letter on Humanism” (pt. 2)

There is perhaps no better (concise) summary of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger than his famous letter written in response to a French student’s inquiry: “How can we recover a sense of the word ‘Humanism’?” The content of Heidegger’s answer is nothing less than a powerful–yet cryptic–exposition of the main themes of his classic work, [...]

Martin Heidegger’s “Letter on Humanism” (pt. 1)

There is perhaps no better (concise) summary of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger than his famous letter written in response to a French student’s inquiry: “How can we recover a sense of the word ‘Humanism’?” The content of Heidegger’s answer is nothing less than a powerful–yet cryptic–exposition of the main themes of his classic work, [...]

Martin Heidegger’s “Letter on Humanism”

There is perhaps no better (concise) summary of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger than his famous letter written in response to a French student’s inquiry: “How can we recover a sense of the word ‘Humanism’?” The content of Heidegger’s answer is nothing less than a powerful–yet cryptic–exposition of the main themes of his classic work, [...]

Divided Over Being: Analytic and Continental Philosophy

The work of British philosopher Gilbert Ryle maintains an interesting relationship with fellow giant of twentieth century thought, Martin Heidegger. This relationship, while indeed tenuous and even dismissive at times, marks a significant situation in philosophy—especially regarding the so-called split between “analytic” and “continental” that has arrived as a new sort of philosophical “orthodoxy” in [...]

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