Derrida Biography Author Peter Salmon: NIETZSCHE VS. Heidegger VS. HUSSERL! Phenomenology, ONTOLOGY
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Newest Mindgasms Podcast with Peter Salmon, author of a recent biography on the French Post-Structuralist philosopher named Jacques Derrida, called “An Event, Perhaps.” We discuss the similarities, differences and shared influences between the famous existentialist philosophers, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Husserl. Heidegger was a complex and abstract continental philosopher who had interesting positions on various subjects such as nothing, and ontology, including specifically Being and existence. He also had controversial thoughts about Nietzsche’s “death of God,” and heavily influenced Husserl. The latter went onto to invent the field of philosophy called phenomenology (essentially the philosophy of experience in consciousness), and was later betrayed by Heidegger because he was a Nazi supporter, while Husserl was Jewish. Nietzsche had very interesting positions on a wide variety of different subjects, including phenomenology, ontology, and God. His work was also unintentionally associated with the Nazis because after his death, his sister heavily edited his final, unfinished work called “The Will to Power” in order to make it as favourable to Hitler as possible. She was a fan of his, and he ended up using these heavily edited writings of Nietzsche in some of his speeches.
Check out my last Mindgasms Podcast with Peter Salmon, who wrote a biography of the famous post-structuralist philosopher Jacques Derrida, called “An Event, Perhaps.” We discuss one of Peter’s favourite Jewish German abstract continental philosophers named Edmund Husserl, who established the realm of philosophy called phenomenology. Husserl’s work on this subject gets very complex and at times confusing, like many of the obscure continental philosophers who I like. We get into concepts related to and that are a part of his worldview on phenomenology, including the intentionality of consciousness, Immanuel Kant’s transcendental idealism and categorical imperative, and intersubjectivty. Husserl, like many philosophers, invented his own words when writing about his philosophy, which are epoche and hyle. We talk about them as well.
Check out Peter’s article “How Derrida and Foucault Became the Most Misunderstood Philosophers of Our Time.”
Check out his book called “An Event Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida”:
An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida
An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida: Salmon, Peter: 9781788732802: Books - Amazon.ca
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