Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Only A Game interviews Babette Babich.
Carnap zeroed in on the logical contradiction in the reifying move, that is: the object contradiction of treating the nothing as something (I note that Heidegger himself adverts to just this), whereby it is said of nothing that it is: or as Jimmy Olson, could say “Holy Parmenides!” Sartre, in an unsung effort to come to Heidegger’s aid, for which Heidegger who did notice this, was, predictably, ungrateful, wrote Being and Nothingness, which adumbrated how he, Sartre, with no little assistance from Simone de Beauvoir with whom he wrote the book (unless you ask the Fullbrooks and a number of other scholars who would tip the balance of contributing authorship in de Beauvoir’s favour – count one more for female philosophical minds!) would have proposed at least one answer to Carnap. For his part, Heidegger was deeply affected by Carnap’s attack as it highlighted what he regarded as a failure to hear his question as such (Being and Time, after all, is all about not hearing questions, in addition to not having posed them to begin with, there is also the problem of not being able to see that the questions he is talking about are questions, to which must be added the persistence of the habit of assuming that there are no questions to be asked in the first place.
If I remember my DC cast right, it's Robin who says 'holy whatever'.

Someone needs to write a book on what Levinas told Beauvoir about Heidegger, and how it was transformed into B&N.
Heidegger remained deeply affected, interested as he was in logic, having written a dissertation on logic and science (he remained, as I think it important to note, qualified to examine doctoral theses on both subjects throughout his university career) and I think his objections to what Carnap missed in his thinking, his questioning, illustrates the distinction between analytic and continental philosophy. Continental philosophy uses all the resources of language and thinking and indeed experience, this is the life-world, this is the body, to think about the questions it raises.
"Holy Smokes!" is Jimmy's trademark response to most things. But what do I know?

See: https://books.google.com/books?id=zS5WD2_Yqa8C&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&dq=Jimmy+Olsen+Holy+Smokes&source=bl&ots=VYPyMyx1l6&sig=0Y03VcS86sVkdpbB6o4kcK0r2Mg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQw4bu2PTQAhVFaRQKHUYDDtgQ6AEIKjAG#v=onepage&q=Jimmy%20Olsen%20Holy%20Smokes&f=false

Fair 'nuff! I stand corrected. I did read more Batman than Superman back in the day.

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