From: as4481r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (allen scult)
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 11:32:57 -0600
Another apsect of the problem:
This is Heidegger at the end of Time and Being:
" The task of our thinking has been to trace Being to its own from
appropriation--by way of looking through true time without regard to the
relation of Being to beings. . . To think Being without beings means: to
think being without metaphysics.. . Yet a regard for metaphysics still
prevails even in our intention to overcome metaphysics. Therefore out task
is to cease all overcoming and leave metaphysics to itself. . .
And then MH wistfully at the very end of the lecture:
"Our task is to overcome the obstacles that tend to render such saying
The saying of appropriation in the form of a lecture remains itself an
obstacle of this kin d. The lecture has spoken merely in propositions."
Yet the lecture does speak ( while at the same time indicating the very
inadequacy of its speaking, an old rhetorical ploy)
This remninds me of Beckett. " I can't go on, I must go on; I'll go on."
And MH somewhere saying that speaking ( the attempt to say the unsayable)
must go on, for where speaking ceases, then thinking ultimatley ceases as
I guess I'm suggesting that for MH, teaching was the speaking which held
the greatest possibility for going on in some signficant way.
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