“Not diverse from things”: Emersonian Materialism

  title={“Not diverse from things”: Emersonian Materialism},
  author={C. Dustin and J. E. Ziegler},
It is often said that the problem with our culture is that it is too materialistic. We may be surprised, then, to hear a philosopher like Heidegger emphasize the importance of “things” when he talks about what it means to dwell. From Socrates onward, we are accustomed to picturing philosophers (and even philosophy itself) as keeping their distance from material things. Platonists are notorious for treating the particulars with disrespect. But Plato, the writer of dialogues, is not a Platonist… Expand