This doesn't really count as intellectual discussion, but, randomly, I've wanted to start reading Heidegger's Being and Time
over the summer, but I've read through the first 20 or so pages and found it pretty tough to grasp on fully to his thoughts, although what I feel I've begun to understand has been really interesting and compelling. Would anyone that has read Being and Time
or has some knowledge in philosophy recommend any reading material to 'build up' to Being and Time
, along with possibly a few guides for the book itself.
Also, now that I've begun reading some of Samuel Beckett's work, the more I see the connection that people make between his prose and Morton Feldman's music. The way they both build up their material in seemingly completely intuitive ways, how they toy with us by introducing seemingly important points or phrases in their work, only to have them never appear again are the two main similarities I've spotted so far. I could even go farther to make connections, albeit somewhat superficial ones, to Mark Rothko, who was a close friend of Feldman's.
Originally posted by Leomon
I haven't really gotten into existentialist philosophy yet, although Kierkegaard and Camus are both on my reading list. What would you recommend as good introductions to their work?
e: btw this is actually a serious post