#140- Heidegger's "What Is Metaphysics?" Part 2


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Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Martin Heidegger's ten-page lecture "What is Metaphysics?".

A friend of the void, Heidegger's writing style isn’t for everyone.

Karl points out, “Part of the problem with any of these early 20th-century continental philosophers is that you can get seduced by them. Every now and then you have to step back and say, ‘Yes he’s really smart but is he saying anything right?’ ” While Karl answers yes, Scott might disagree.

The duo continues to discuss Heidegger’s concept of nothingness and how human nature impinges itself on metaphysics. Scott says, “They are not metaphysical problems. They are people problems.”

Tune in for Part Two of Scott and Karl's conversation, brought to you by onlinegreatbooks.com.

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