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Heidegger's Mortals and Gods

Heidegger's Mortals and Gods 29 Heidegger's Mortals and Gods JOSEPH P. FELL Bucknell University I ' The entirety of Heidegger's thinking turned out to be a protracted effort at remembering the place in which all human experience-practical or theoretical, willed or reasoned, poetic or technical-has always come to pass. This lifelong effort was necessary because this place has dissimu- lated itself throughout the history of metaphysics; the epochs of meta- physics are differing modes of forgetting of the place. Oblivious of the place, the epochs of metaphysics have therefore attempted to con.struct or posit a place for themselves. Ironically, these metaphysical attempts are understood by Heidegger to have been made possible originally by the very place that metaphysics has missed. To remember this place, then, is to see that metaphysics has unknowingly sought for what is already given. What then distinguishes Heidegger's place from the places of metaphysics? Heidegger's place is remembered as already there; metaphysical places have to be posited and argued for. But to posit and argue for a place requires a place in which to carry out such positing and arguing. That place, in which positing and arguing over places occurs, is , thus counted on by metaphysics yet http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Heidegger's Mortals and Gods

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 15 (1): 29 – Jan 1, 1985

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Brill
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© 1985 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/156916485X00023
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29 Heidegger's Mortals and Gods JOSEPH P. FELL Bucknell University I ' The entirety of Heidegger's thinking turned out to be a protracted effort at remembering the place in which all human experience-practical or theoretical, willed or reasoned, poetic or technical-has always come to pass. This lifelong effort was necessary because this place has dissimu- lated itself throughout the history of metaphysics; the epochs of meta- physics are differing modes of forgetting of the place. Oblivious of the place, the epochs of metaphysics have therefore attempted to con.struct or posit a place for themselves. Ironically, these metaphysical attempts are understood by Heidegger to have been made possible originally by the very place that metaphysics has missed. To remember this place, then, is to see that metaphysics has unknowingly sought for what is already given. What then distinguishes Heidegger's place from the places of metaphysics? Heidegger's place is remembered as already there; metaphysical places have to be posited and argued for. But to posit and argue for a place requires a place in which to carry out such positing and arguing. That place, in which positing and arguing over places occurs, is , thus counted on by metaphysics yet

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1985

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