|Originally posted by Lira |
Hah, I know very little about phones so perhaps I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. But I'll check it out. Link?
Hmmm... I can't think of a single philosopher whose work isn't easier to read in English. I've never read Heidegger in German, but I enjoyed reading him in English way more than in Portuguese. Apparently, there's a tradition amongst English speakers that clarity is essential. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case in the continent.
God, sometimes reading in Portuguese makes me feel like banging my head against the wall, specially when the writer is trying to say something lofty. Argh!
Actually, I've always liked Kierkegaard more than Nietzsche (though neither of them were aware that they'd be lumped together in the future ) and, as for the later existentialists, I've always found Merleau-Ponty to be rather interesting (to the extent that he's become a bit of a Meme to my fiancée and I, who keep saying his name for no reason to one another when we're bored). So far, I've never found anything in him that reminded me of Nietzsche.
Besides, there's one more thing in the existentialists that set them apart from Fred: He couldn't have known Husserl, so he couldn't ever use a phenomenological framework for his ideas. Whether that is a good thing or not, I don't know.
i actually like Kierkegaard as well, and you raise a good point, i actually havn't thought about him for ages, been stuck in the time when existentialism was commercialised (Sartre) lately, and that time in existentialism pisses me off to no end!
I actually havn't read anything of Merleau-Ponty, have heard the name, but not seen anything
he actually looks really interesting: I'm going to be doing my honours in philosophy next year and planning to do my thesis on Solipsism and our relationship with the Other, focusing on epistemology and phenomenology because of that, sounds like he has a pretty similar idea as the one i want to explore for the phenomenological angle...
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