New PDF release: Adventures With The Wife and Blake, Volume 2: The Avon Years

By Neil Perryman, Sue Perryman

One woman's particularly sweary, thoroughly unofficial, yet sometimes insightful advisor to the final 26 episodes of the cult BBC technology fiction sequence Blake's 7. This e-book collects the second one half the reasonably profitable Adventures with the spouse and Blake web publication ('Aftermath' to 'Blake') and contains a new advent, specific episode annotations, a foreword by means of Una McCormack, and a brand new interview with Sue.

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VI I I . P H I LOSOPHY AND THE QU ESTION OF TRUTH Heidegger now connects this attitude to phil o sophy, in particu ­ lar to 'the question of the Being of bein g s ' . 8 7 This returns to the idea broached in Sect ion Four that phi l osophical q u estions about beings as a whole help bri ng about our highest form of ek-sistence. Since then we have d i s covered that 'man errs ' ( 1 33) or falls away from this q uestion i ng stance in which beings are expressly held in their unconcealment by insistin g that we know, making genuine inquiry unnecessary ( 1 35).

E. , the most general features that all beings share beneath superficial d iversity. H e i degger's teacher in phenomenology Husserl argues that careful attention to our experience reveals profound differ­ ences among a number of basic types of beings, differences which our descriptions of reality must acknowledge through 'regio n al ontology'. Getting rid of variations in order to find 'true being' underneath is like, in Wittgenstein's memorable image, pulling the leaves off an artichoke to get at its real essence when, among other things, the artichoke is its leaves.

97 Heidegger lead s us down this dead-end (a partial translation of ' Holzwege ' , th e title of the book that originally held this essay), I believe, to let us see his thoughts evolve rather than j ust handing over fu lly- formed conclu sions. Thinking along with the essay functions as a kind of apprenticeship, 'assuming that thinking is a craft'. 98 , The first section works through three trad i tional interpreta tions of thingness, all explaining regions of Being in terms of each other. The first views things as 'substance with its accidents' ( 1 49) or nonessential characteristics, a view championed by Aristotle and Locke.

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