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Molly Shifrin PHL 241 3/19/2009 Midterm Question 4 Heidegger was always an advocate for removing objects from their context in history in order to ignore their function or contextual significance. Removing things from their context allows the viewer to see the thing for what it truly is and more than that, instead of its function or use to their life. It is similar to the fact that flowers are in so much artwork. If we gave them a context other than an object of beauty, such as we used them to create clothing; we would see them as components of clothing, not beautiful things. This concept, in reverse, is the opening of a world Heidegger refers to. This world is very
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Unformatted text preview: different from our own in that we look at our world purely for its purpose and its objects for their functions. The truth of Heideggers un-concealedness is a duality, a dimension apart from our normal conception of truth and therefore hard for us to wrap our minds around. Vattimo pulls together Hegel and Heidegger in that both were looking for the higher meaning of art, which Vattimo believes, will die out due to mechanical reproduction and mass culture and cause the death of art itself....
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