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P H I L O S O P H Y   P A T H W A Y S                   ISSN 2043-0728
http://www.philosophypathways.com/newsletter/

Issue No. 208
17th January 2017

CONTENTS

Edited by Martin Jenkins

I. 'Is It a Bad Thing to Die?' by Max Malikow

II. 'Heidegger and Marx: Is a Dialogue Possible?' by Martin Jenkins

III. 'When Can We Know Our Assumptions?' by Terence Edward

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EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

'Why is there something rather than nothing?' is a fundamental
question asked by Philosophers. In the first essay, Max Malikow
explores the question: Is non-being, death is a bad thing?

The following by essay by the Editor examines differing views on the
essence of human being espoused by both Karl Marx and Martin
Heidegger, in order to ask the question whether any philosophical and
political dialogue is possible.

Finally, does Human being historically progress as the dialectical
manifestation of Reason as Hegel maintained?  Terence Edward examines
how once rational assumptions of an age become irrational before, not
after the 'Owl of Minerva' takes flight.

 Martin Jenkins 2017

Email: martinllowarch.jenkins@virgin.net

About the editor:
http://www.philosophypathways.com/newsletter/editor.html#jenkins

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I. 'IS IT A BAD THING TO DIE?' BY MAX MALIKOW

Several years ago I heard two men arguing. At the apex of their
dispute one said to the other, "I'm going to kill you!" The other
responded, "The way my life is going, death would be an upgrade."
Might death ever be an upgrade or is it invariably a bad thing to
die? Possibly death is neither good nor bad; perhaps it is neutral
[...]

Read more...

http://www.philosophypathways.com/articles/Max_Malikow_Is_It_a_Bad_
Thing_to_Die.pdf

(c) Max Malikow 2017

Email: malikowm@lemoyne.edu

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II. 'HEIDEGGER AND MARX: IS A DIALOGUE POSSIBLE?' BY MARTIN JENKINS

As a panel member of Dr Geoffrey Klempner's 'Ask a Philosopher'
internet service, I answered a question. It asked if there was any
similarity between Karl Marx's theory of Alienation and Heidegger's
theory of 'deworlding'. This reanimated a line of enquiry I had long
been wanting to pursue: is there any common philosophical ground
between Marxism and Heidegger? [...]

Read more...

http://www.philosophypathways.com/articles/Martin_Jenkins_Heidegger_
and_Marx_Is_a_Dialogue_Possible.pdf

(c) Martin Jenkins 2017

Email: martinllowarch.jenkins@virgin.net

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III. 'WHEN CAN WE KNOW OUR ASSUMPTIONS?' BY TERENCE EDWARD

Early on in his book Philosophy of Right, the daunting philosopher
G.W.F. Hegel presents readers with mysterious images: 'When
philosophy paints its grey in grey, then has a shape of life grown
old. By philosophy's grey in grey it cannot be rejuvenated but only
understood. The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the
falling of the dusk.' What is Hegel trying to convey by these images:
that philosophy paints its grey in grey, and that the owl of Minerva
begins its flight at dusk? [...]

Read more...

http://www.philosophypathways.com/articles/Terence_Edward_When_Can_We
_Know_Our_Assumptions.pdf

(c) Terence Edward 2017

Email: T.R.Edward@manchester.ac.uk


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