Re: A Few Final Words (Fiction)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 00:01:54 MDT

At 08:16 PM 7/20/01 -0700, JD wrote:
> A Few Final Words
>by Joe E. Dees
> Hello, I am a Being-in-the-World [...]The hyphenated monstrosity
>is a term coined by the German
>existential philosopher Martin Heidegger (Hi, Heidegger! Heil!) to
>express the essenceless essence of the human condition. We are
>all, I suppose, tied to the world in much the same manner as we
>were tied to our progenitors: umbilically. That's what Heidegger
>meant by the hyphens, I guess.

The [detestable] German philosopher Martin Heidegger wrote, strangely
enough, in German. (In fact, he was of the even stranger opinion that only
in Greek and German could true human reason be expressed.) He didn't use
any hyphens to write the word `Dasein'.

Damien Broderick

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