A significant other to Phenomenology and Existentialism is an entire advisor to 2 of the dominant pursuits of philosophy within the 20th century. Written through a staff of best students, together with Dagfinn Føllesdal, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Solomon, Jean-Luc Marion
Highlights the realm of overlap among the 2 activities
good points longer essays discussing all the major faculties of concept, shorter essays introducing sought after issues, and problem-oriented chapters
Organised topically, round suggestions reminiscent of temporality, intentionality, dying and nihilism
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I remained, eternally understood, faithful to my mission and became the martyr of the times, and this is precisely proof that I remained true to my mission. God be praised; I owe it all to him. For my part, there is absolutely nothing meritorious in any of it. In part, I have worked as a genius, often only understanding that I’d done the right thing after the fact. In part, I’ve been bound, as if in the service of a higher power, by a congenital melancholia and an excruciating thorn in the �esh, as well as by the fact that I am, personally, a penitent.

Because of the fear of danger, my hypochondria, and a lack of trust in God, I’ve wanted to regard my own person as inferior to the gi�s that I’ve been given, as if taking ownership of those gi�s would defraud the truth, and as if viewing myself as inferior weren’t in fact an act of defrauding God and the truth. And yet it seemed to me so humble. O, hypochondria, hypochondria! Hmnly speaking, there’s certainly nothing fun or pleasant about being the extraord. one in these pe�y circumstances we have in Denmark; it’s becoming painful.

Just as I suspected, even though he has an impression of the wrong I’ve suffered in the interest of truth and of my superiority with regard to the circumstances, he nonetheless thought that if he just used me as a crutch, then he could pull it off[:] he could still become important, perhaps even be a success. That was enthusiasm for the justness of my cause. In truth, he did come to the right one. His writings plunder in a myriad of ways, mostly from the pseudonyms, whom he never cites, perhaps with deliberate cunning because they are the least read.

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