martes, 7 de febrero de 2017

Martin Heidegger Talks Philosophy with a Buddhist Monk on German Television (1963)

Heidegger defines “the human being” as “this essence, that has language,” in contrast to “the Buddhist teachings,” which do not make “an essential distinction, between human beings and other living things, plants and animals.” For Heidegger, consciousness—“a knowing relation to Being” through language—is the exclusive preserve of humans.

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