Heidegger’s Silence by Berel Lang

Heidegger’s Silence by Berel Lang
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Overview: In What Is Called Thinking, Martin Heidegger wrote, "Man speaks by being silent." Berel Lang demonstrates that Heidegger’s own silence spoke consciously and deliberately in response to what has been called the "Jewish Question." Posed simply, the Jewish Question, as it gained currency in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, asked how (or if) the Jews were to live among the nations. The Holocaust radically altered the significance of the Jewish Question and, still, the great philosopher did not speak.

Lang interrogates Heidegger’s silence for its possible meanings. He asks: What does it tell us about someone who prided himself on his ability to think that Heidegger never felt compelled to address the Jewish Question or to respond to the Nazi genocide? Lang demonstrates that Heidegger’s silence after the Holocaust had its foundation in his silence on the Jewish Question before its occurrence. That earlier silence, he suggests, was based in the conceptual and historical role Heidegger ascribed to the Volk and in particular to the German Volk. Heidegger’s silence, Lang concludes, was thus not simply an expression of prejudice or of his public persona. It derived from his philosophical thought and becomes, therefore, a necessary consideration in assessing Heidegger as a thinker. In this context, Lang suggests, Heidegger’s silence still speaks.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Heidegger’s Silence by Berel Lang

Heidegger’s Silence by Berel Lang
Requirements: .PDF reader, 11.8 Mb
Overview: In What Is Called Thinking, Martin Heidegger wrote, "Man speaks by being silent." Berel Lang demonstrates that Heidegger’s own silence spoke consciously and deliberately in response to what has been called the "Jewish Question." Posed simply, the Jewish Question, as it gained currency in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, asked how (or if) the Jews were to live among the nations. The Holocaust radically altered the significance of the Jewish Question and, still, the great philosopher did not speak.

Lang interrogates Heidegger’s silence for its possible meanings. He asks: What does it tell us about someone who prided himself on his ability to think that Heidegger never felt compelled to address the Jewish Question or to respond to the Nazi genocide? Lang demonstrates that Heidegger’s silence after the Holocaust had its foundation in his silence on the Jewish Question before its occurrence. That earlier silence, he suggests, was based in the conceptual and historical role Heidegger ascribed to the Volk and in particular to the German Volk. Heidegger’s silence, Lang concludes, was thus not simply an expression of prejudice or of his public persona. It derived from his philosophical thought and becomes, therefore, a necessary consideration in assessing Heidegger as a thinker. In this context, Lang suggests, Heidegger’s silence still speaks.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Silence of the Lambs (BFI Film Classics) by Yvonne Tasker

The Silence of the Lambs (BFI Film Classics) by Yvonne Tasker
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Overview: In this study, Yvonne Tasker explores the way the film weaves together gothic, horror and thriller conventions to generate both a distinctive variation on the cinematic portrayal of insanity and crime, and a fascinating intervention in the sexual politics of genre.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Sounds From Silence by Graeme M. Clark

Sounds From Silence: Graeme Clark And The Bionic Ear Story by Graeme M. Clark
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Overview: ‘In those early weeks post op, he had been aware of sound but not of speech. We were sitting in the sofa having a lesson, practising ‘a’ when suddenly it came out loud and clear. Then, hardly daring, I said ‘i’. He followed very softly. I went on: ‘e’, ‘o’, u’, and each time Teddy followed. I felt awed, so filled with emotion I couldn’t speak. Teddy was shining, as if a light had been switched on. Then, very slowly, he leaned over and kissed me very gently on the mouth. That kiss belongs to you.’ A letter from a grateful grandmother after Graeme Clark restored her grandson’s hearing.Sounds From Silence is the very personal story of how Professor Graeme Clark developed the Bionic Ear, how he conceived and directed research and how Cochlear took it up to give so many people, both young and old, the chance to hear. It movingly tells of how the profoundly deaf and their families cope with the silence of deafness, and of their joy in being given the gift of hearing.However, Graeme Clark also reveals the often seemingly insurmountable barriers put in his way: the mistrust of sections of the deaf community, the scepticism of many of his professional colleagues and the constant frustration in trying to find funding for his research. This is a powerful and moving story of one man’s professional and personal journey to give sounds from silence.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Confronting Silence: Selected Writings

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Biography of Silence: An Essay on Meditation [Audiobook]

Biography of Silence: An Essay on Meditation [Audiobook]

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Biography of Silence via Pablo d’Ors

Biography of Silence: An Essay on Meditation via Pablo d’Ors
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Overview: A publishing phenomenon in Spain: a shifting, lyrical, far-ranging meditation at the deep joys of confronting oneself via silence via a Spanish priest and Zen disciple.
With silence an increasing number of changing into a stranger to us, one guy got down to develop into its intimate: Pablo d’Ors, a Catholic priest whose lifestyles was once modified via Zen meditation. With disarming honesty and directness, in addition to a hanging readability of language, d’Ors stocks his struggles as a starting meditator: the tedium, restlessness, and distraction. But, persevering, the creator discovers now not just a deep peace and figuring out of his true nature, but additionally that silence, slightly than being a retreat from lifestyles, provides us an intense engagement with lifestyles simply as it’s. Imbued with an extraordinary attractiveness, Biography of Silence displays us the deep pleasure of silence this is to be had to us all.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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A Time to Keep Silence

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Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence

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The Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing.

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Listening to Noise and Silence by Salomé (Salome) Voegelin

Being attentive to Noise and Silence: In opposition to a Philosophy of Sound Artwork by means of Salomé Voegelin
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Review: Being attentive to Noise and Silence engages with the rising observe of sound artwork and the concurrent building of a discourse and concept of sound. On this unique and difficult paintings, Salomé Voegelin immerses the reader in ideas of being attentive to sound paintings and the on a regular basis acoustic surroundings, organising an aesthetics and philosophy of sound and selling the perception of a sonic sensibility.
A large number of sound works are mentioned, by means of lesser identified fresh artists and composers (for instance Curgenven, Gasson and Federer), historic figures within the box (Artaud, Feldman and Cage), and that of recent canonic artists corresponding to Janet Cardiff, Invoice Fontana, Bernard Parmegiani, and Merzbow.
Knowledgeable by means of the guidelines of Adorno, Merleau-Ponty and others, the guide objectives to come back to a critique of sound artwork from its soundings slightly than on the subject of abstracted topics and pre-existing classes. Being attentive to Noise and Silence broadens the dialogue surrounding sound artwork and opens up the sector for others to practice.
Style: Non-Fiction > Common

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Out of the Silence by Owen Mullen

Silence of the Songbirds by Bridget Stutchbury (.M4B)

Silence of the Songbirds: How We Are Losing the World’s Songbirds and What We Can Do to Save Them by Bridget Stutchbury
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Overview: A distinguished scientist reveals how we are losing the world’s songbirds, why this predicts widespread environmental problems, and what we can do to save the birds and their habitats.
Wood thrush, bobolinks, the Eastern kingbird – migratory songbirds are disappearing at a frightening rate. Following the birds on their 6,000-mile migratory journey, renowned biologist Bridget Stutchbury leads us on an ecological field trip to explore firsthand their major threats, and reveals what a vital part of our ecosystem they are.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements…


Silence: A Social Historical past of One of many Least Understood Parts of Our Lives
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