THE POETRY OF THE ICON: THINKING GOD’S ESSENCING WITH HEIDEGGER AND MARIONJournal: MABINI REVIEW (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2013-12-19
Martin Heidegger's whole project is the question of Being, a question which for him has long been kept unthought by Western philosophy because metaphysics has been concerned only with beings. Heidegger calls this inability to think Being as such as the oblivion of Being which is made possible by calculative or representational thinking. Finding its fulfilment in science and technology, this kind of thinking places man as the “orderer” of the world, the master of truth “on the basis of the consequential correctness of its procedure” which “fixes upon something pertinent in whatever is under consideration.” With everything understood as to what is calculable, and truth as mere correctness, our world, Heidegger says, is flooded with objects; with beings fixed on what can be calculated and can be represented.
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