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Daimon Life, Nearness and Abyss: An Introduction to Za-ology

Daimon Life, Nearness and Abyss: An Introduction to Za-ology 23 Daimon Life, Nearness and Abyss: An Introduction to Za-ology DAVID FARRELL KRELL University of Essex ' - Aber Lebendige machen alle den Fehler, daB sie zu stark . unterscheiden. R. M. Rilke, Duino Elegy, no. 1 Twenty years ago, as I began to translate at John Sallis's behest Heideg- ger's essay "Logos: Heraclitus B 50," I was struck by the story Heidegger takes over from Aristotle, the story about Heraclitus warming himself at a stove. And about those frustrated tourists who had come to catch a glimpse of a thinker in action but were chagrined to find him engaged in the undignified activity of warming his... well, warming some part of himself, Aristotle does not say which part, and if Heidegger knows he refuses to tell, although ancient rumor has it that Heraclitus was warming _ some part of his body. Heidegger recounts this story in his "Letter on Humanism" as a response to an observation by Jean Beaufret, whom Heidegger quotes as . follows: "Ce que je cherche a faire, depuis longtemps c'est preciser le rapport de l'ontologie avec une 6thique possible." "What I have been trying to do, for a long time now, is to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Daimon Life, Nearness and Abyss: An Introduction to Za-ology

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 17 (1): 23 – Jan 1, 1987

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© 1987 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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23 Daimon Life, Nearness and Abyss: An Introduction to Za-ology DAVID FARRELL KRELL University of Essex ' - Aber Lebendige machen alle den Fehler, daB sie zu stark . unterscheiden. R. M. Rilke, Duino Elegy, no. 1 Twenty years ago, as I began to translate at John Sallis's behest Heideg- ger's essay "Logos: Heraclitus B 50," I was struck by the story Heidegger takes over from Aristotle, the story about Heraclitus warming himself at a stove. And about those frustrated tourists who had come to catch a glimpse of a thinker in action but were chagrined to find him engaged in the undignified activity of warming his... well, warming some part of himself, Aristotle does not say which part, and if Heidegger knows he refuses to tell, although ancient rumor has it that Heraclitus was warming _ some part of his body. Heidegger recounts this story in his "Letter on Humanism" as a response to an observation by Jean Beaufret, whom Heidegger quotes as . follows: "Ce que je cherche a faire, depuis longtemps c'est preciser le rapport de l'ontologie avec une 6thique possible." "What I have been trying to do, for a long time now, is to

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Published: Jan 1, 1987

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