exCerpt:. The Paris Review + Heidegger

coffee has an interesting way of showing up in our cultural conversation. an exCerpt, of coffee and its collective appearance as a character in the every day.

“sitting quietly in a Brooklyn cafe.”image_11

This activity isn’t too hard to imagine. Images of coffee culture are littered with its patrons finding respite in their day, musing on life and all its wondrous happenings.

However, could you imagine this same activity of repose by philopsher Heidegger. The Paris Review does. Im quite amused that a man known for the study of being, is reading himself. But, even more culturally of note, that one of the most universal places to ‘be’ is in the cafe and that’s where we see Heidegger. I imagine Heidegger knew this about the space and spent much time in them, so a study of himself was really a study of the world.

#cupUp to The Paris Review, to Oakland illustrator Jason Novak and Eric Jarosinski for the caption.

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