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Single Idea 22158

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 2. Phenomenology]

Full Idea

'Phenomenology' can be formulated as 'To the things themselves!' It is opposed to all free-floating constructions and accidental findings, and to conceptions which only seem to have been demonstrated. It is opposed to traditiona' pseudo-problems.

Gist of Idea

Pheomenology seeks things themselves, without empty theories, problems and concepts


Martin Heidegger (Being and Time [1927], Intro II.07)

Book Reference

Heidegger,Martin: 'Being and Time' [Blackwell 1962], p.50

A Reaction

It sounds as if we are invited to look at the world the way a dog might look at it. I am not at all clear what it to be gained from this approach.