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Essays in Philosophy

Gerry Stahl

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Copyright 2010 by Gerry Stahl

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To publish ones notes under the banner of “philosophy” requires one to adopt a balancing measure of modesty. The term “philosophy” itself has been kept on a pedestal for centuries. If it was ever attainable, it probably is not any longer. Even Heidegger, who was arguably the last great philosopher, once said he was only “aiming toward a star, nothing more.” He proclaimed that philosophy had come to its end with Nietzsche, who himself strayed from the academy and struggled to enter the mundane world. Certainly with Marx, the pursuit of philosophical issues led to empirical research in the sciences.

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