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Day: September 8, 2017

Down to the Mothers

Down to the Mothers

Follow it down, ‘twil lead you to the Mothers. -Mephistopheles, from Goethe’s Faust, Part II In Goethe’s mysterious tale of Faust, there is a very interesting scene which relates to the discussion of Husserlian phenomenology. Faust, Part II, Act I,  takes place in a dark gallery. Faust and Mephistopheles converse in private concerning Faust’s promise to the emperor to bring forth Paris and Helen in apparitional form: Faust. The Emperor orders— straightway must it be— Both Helena and Paris will…

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