Or if he'd known about blogs.
Martin Heidegger kinda sounds like he sucks. Then again, I'm not sure most Germans are fans of small talk. Conversation with German (and Austrian, for some reason) friends always seem to go from ZERO to HOW THE FUCK DID WE GET ON THIS TOP? in about 2 sentences.
My French, Spanish, and Mexican friends never seem to have this problem.
much as i loathe america chatter, but don't mind it when i'm travelling through germany or der schweiz.
beides american chatter is banal and lame as fuck
Dougsf, let me assure you that Heidegger doesn't suck. He's AWESOME. It's just that his beef with idle talk sounds draconian mainly because it's out of context
Heidegger also had beef with curiosity, which at first glance is like, WTF?
The point I get from that part of Heidegger is that when we get caught up in gossip or being a tourist so we can go see things just 'cause, like, we wanna, we tend to give up our capacity for critical thinking. That is, we become so caught up in what "one" should think or see or feel or care about that we cease to see the world as it is.
But did Heidegger the Nazi also respect the fascists of Italy, for how they tried to put the idle to work or to death?
I should rephrase then to say, "Charles makes Heidegger sound like he sucks."
I see the point as you described it. While I can't defend the topics of idle conversation, idle talk with others can serve an important function, since we're not allowed to sniff eachother's butts.
If you go to the Italian city of Sirmione, an island castle on Lake Garda, you'll find most of the chatter is German tourists.
Bella tourista, ciao!
Che cazzo dice Mudede???
The chatter in Rome is mostly tourists and those that cater to them.
Rome fucking sucks.
1. Idle chatter bad.
2. Worse: chatter about chatter.
3. The ne plus ultra: Slogging about chatter about chatter ...
The Germans have always been way too serious for their own good.
Also, let's not confuse "most famous" with most important or most relevant.
The Germans aren't all serious, S.M. They like it when people fall down. It's hilarious apparently.
That and sex farces, Abby. Not sure why.
rome rocks. just keep your money close to your body. and walk quickly away from middle-aged men who try to grope you. otherwise, fantastic.
whatever, europeans in general are the masters of small talk, especially weather. I've never said/heard "it's cold, heh?" in all my life in the u.s. as I do living in Europe.
According to Heidegger idle chatter is one of the hallmarks of inauthenticity. His fear was that this would become our primary mode of communication. It appears that Charles was seduced by the aesthetics of Italian chatter without realizing that the nature of the conversations he was overhearing likely revolved around the crumbling economy and poor leadership in that country. When idle chatter inhibits genuine dialogue/action it can be deleterious. In any case, the whole notion of authenticity is dualist and elitist rubbish and one of the reasons that existentialism sometimes gets a bad rap.
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