Stuart Elden schrieb:
> Ed, Michael, others
> In the Beitraege, Heidegger suggests that calculation [die Berechnung] is
> one of the three concealments [Verhuellungen] of the forgetting of being.
> Calculation is set into power by the machination of technology and is
> grounded by the science or knowledge of the mathematical (GA65, 120).
> The following is also of interest to me: "By a certain interpretation of
> being (as idea) the noein of Parmenides becomes the noein of dialegesthai in
> Plato. The logos of Heraclitus becomes the logos as statement [Aussage] and
> becomes the leading theme [Leitfaden] of the 'categories' (Platos Sophist).
> The combining of both into ratio, that is the related comprehension of nous
> and logos, is prepared in Aristotle. With Descartes ratio becomes
> 'mathematical'; only possible because since Plato this mathematical essence
> has been the focus, and is one possibility grounded in the aletheia of
> physis" (GA65, 457).
> The latter quotation - to me at least - makes a lot of sense about how the
> inchoate passage in Introduction to Metaphysics (about the transformation of
> khora and topos into space defined by extension) could be extrapolated.
> Heidegger there suggests the way for this is paved by Plato, but implies
> that it does not happen _in_ Plato. Taken with the first citation it seems
> to me that the way of turning things into mathematically calculable entities
> is part of the modern world view, is part of the transformation of geometry,
> and part of the forgetting of being.
> I develop some of this in my 'Place of Geometry' piece, but as regards the
> Beitraege i hope to write something on calculation at some point. I have too
> much on at the moment though.
Thanks for the citations and your thoughts. I don't have any specific response
at the moment.
I'll have to take a look at the _Beitraege_.
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