Art and Responsibility: A Phenomenology of the Diverging Paths of Rosenzweig and Heidegger

Jules Simon

Two German philosophers operating in the course of the Weimar Republic in Germany, among the 2 international Wars, produced seminal texts that proceed to resonate nearly 100 years later. Franz Rosenzweig―a Jewish thinker, and Martin Heidegger―a thinker who at one time was once learning to turn into a Catholic priest, every one of their personal, specific manner contain of their writings strong philosophies of paintings that, if approached phenomenologically and ethically, supply keys to realizing their noticeably divergent trajectories, either biographically and for his or her philosophical history. Simon presents a detailed examining of a few in their crucial texts―The superstar of Redemption for Rosenzweig and Being and Time and The starting place of the murals for Heidegger―in order to attract awareness to how their philosophies of artwork might be understood to supply major moral directives.

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