Re: authenticity again

Tom Blancato/[email protected] says:

>I find this discussion lame.


Lame or inauthentic?

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>Christopher Stewart Morrissey writes:
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>>> I've always been curious about this authentic/inauthentic Heidegger
>>> business. How do we know which is which? The usual "argument" is,
>>> "Whatever I like in Heidegger is the authentic one; whatever I don't like
>>> is the inauthentic." Do you have a better criterion? I'd like to hear it.
>>Har! Yeah, that's about it. But if we want to go further than that, how
>>we just focus on what we all like about Heidegger and what we all hate?
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>>> And why would we assign "what he has not yet thought" to Heidegger,
>>> rather than say, Derrida?
>>I guess because Heidegger made Derrida possible?
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>>> About this philosopher-king "baloney". Heidegger appears to offer a
>>> philosopher-king "baloney", a poet-king (presumably also "baloney"), and
>>> just a plain old king (that would be Herr Hitler). Then there is his
>>> Being-king. Any preferences?
>>Har! Yeah, something for everyone in Heidegger. A secret of his
>>popularity? :-) I guess the only one I don't like is Hitler; all the
>>other kings are fine choices for neurotic academics. But succumbing to
>>any of the baloney just makes you a Heideggerian. Who needs that?
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>>Anyway, so do you think there's a way to interpret Heidegger such that
>>moments of authenticity are available to everyone, not just philosophers?
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