Understanding as Being: Heidegger and Mamardashvili
The paper deals with the concept of thinking that Heidegger and Mamardashvili promoted to encourage and sustain questioning of being by abstaining to use language forms that did not contain the voice of being. Heidegger and Mamardashvili lived in the 20th century separated by cultural, social and political divides of their time, entangled into ideological struggles in their countries, keeping loyalty and allegiance to their principles of authenticity in the turbid world of mass obsessions and rampage of totalitarian ideologies. They both were very sensitive to calcified forms of rationality that functioned in the modern society contributing to build-up of inauthenticity that both men diagnosed and tried to remedy.
KeywordsPublic Realm Ideological Struggle 20th Century Philosophy Elaborate Sensibility Totalitarian Ideology
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