dude, i just understood heidegger!

Ever felt continental philosophy would make sense if someone would just explain it in clear, simple English? If so, these youtube clips are for you! Hubert Dreyfus, philosopher from UC Berkeley, in a great 1980 interview clearly tells you all you need to know about Heidegger.

Now my hamsters can have their way with that old copy of Being and Time.

Written by fabiorojas

March 30, 2009 at 4:05 am

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  1. Dreyfus is a treasure. His and Rabinow’s book on Foucault, “Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics”, made me say outloud “Umm, did I just understand Foucault?”



    March 30, 2009 at 6:32 am

  2. Excellent.

    [And, a side note on “being” — I have a hypothesis that Hubert Dreyfus and Chuck Norris actually were one and the same person (watch the video closely and compare to old Chuck Norris pictures). However, Dreyfus-Norris has since chosen to separate itself into two possibilities, and only one is authentically “being in itself.”]



    March 30, 2009 at 6:45 am

  3. Oh yeah, well if you can understand Bourdieu’s, “The Political Ontology of Martin Heidegger” then I’ll be REALLY impressed.



    March 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm

  4. TF: Did you see the part about how Norris does not separate the object of @$$ kicking from the subject of @$$ kicking? How the fist and Norris are a seamless whole?



    March 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm

  5. Dude: I just understood Chuck Norris!

    His round-house kick is a zen koan translated into western philosophy. Walker, Texas Ranger was his thesis.


    Byron Woodson

    April 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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