> I was specifically intrigued by the parenthetical comment in
> _What is a Thing_ (p. 99) that:
> "The essential historical-metaphysical basis for the priority of
> ~certainty~, which first made te acceptance and metaphysical development
> of the mathematical possibility--Christianity and the ~certainty of
> salvation~, the security of the individual as such--will not be
> I am writing on security, cybernetics, and the ontology of the
> age and would like to find where he does consider this.
"The Transformation of Truth to Certainty" in "Metaphysics as History of
Being" (_The End of Philosophy_, pp.19-26) has Heidegger going over this
topic but his treatment of it there is dense and abbreviated. It's more of
a summing up and synopsis of Heidegger-dogma than a questioning.
Try out Theodore Kisiel's essay on "Heidegger (1920-21) on Becoming a
Christian: A Conceptual Picture Show" for insight into Heidegger's take on
where the certainty of salvation comes from. (pp.175-192 in _Reading
Heidegger From the Start: Essays in His Earliest Thought_).
Heidegger's reading of First Thessalonians in WS 1920-21 (cf. ibid.,
pp.182-4) determines his subsequent thought on Christianity and its place
in the History of Being.
The later Heidegger is the early "Christian theo-logian" (ibid., p.186)
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