Share
Explore BrainMass

Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and de Beauvoir

Taking AT LEAST TWO of the three philosophical perspectives (Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and de Beauvoir) into consideration, how can the perspective of one INFORM the perspective of the other(s) on their shared concern of HOW WE TEND TO GO WRONG in our understanding of the world? In other words, how do you believe the thinking of one of the philosophers covered this week might help SHED LIGHT UPON the related thinking of the other(s)?

In formulating your answer, it might be helpful for you to think of Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and de Beauvoir gathered together at a conference organized around the question 'How do we go wrong?' Presuming that each is familiar with the others' work on the topic (so no rudimentary explanation is required) and all are on good terms with each other (so no antagonistic shouting matches), what do you think would be said there? How do you think they might HELP EACH OTHER to better grapple with a question whose importance they all recognize? And, as ever and always, WHY do you think so?

Solution Preview

How the philosophical perspectives of Martin Heidegger can inform the philosophical perspective of Simone de Beauvoir on their shared concern of how we tend to go wrong in our understanding of the world

Martin Heidegger's philosophical perspectives on how we tend to go wrong in our understanding of the world views inauthentic existence of the modes of disclosure as the reason for all human misery and confusion. These modes of disclosure are what make up the being and any if any if it within us is not well, then from there the human existence tends to go wrong in the way we understand the world. In Heidegger's view our being is not in our nature of thinking but in our existence in the world and how our being is intricately and intimately bound with the world we exist in (Notes, 2011; Dreyfus and Wrathall, 2011). Simone de Beauvoir's philosophical perspective on how we tend to go wrong in our understanding of the world is when we fail to recognize that in the world we exist in, we exist in or own free domain where we are responsible for our freedom and this domain exists within other radically different and constantly changing and interacting domains of others which are also free and responsible for their freedom and therefore we ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides a discussion of the philosophies and perspectives of Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and de Beauvoir, looking at how their ideas relate and their similar position on the notion that we tend to go wrong with our views of the world.

$2.19