From: Henk van Tuijl <Henk.van.Tuijl@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 09:34:18 +0100
Michael Eldred wrote:
>Then the last god's granting is too close to be noticed.
This is a new setting, even a new mode of being - if it is
true "dass jede Frage hier endgueltig der Unmoeglichkeit
einer Antwort gleichkommt" (each question equals here the
impossibility of an answer; cf. Esposito, in: _Heidegger
Studies XI_ 60).
Esposito makes an interesting point when he adds that this
"impossibility" itself is God. Ergo, if God is Time, there
is no Time for questioning and answering, for whispering
and complaining. We step out of the context of an I-You
relation, i.e. of the awareness of our metaphysical
>I heard Kurtag playing
>John Cage's "Cheap Imitation" on the radio last week -- all single notes, very
>simple, almost nothing at all. So the Minimalism prevalent in painting and music
>after 1945 could be seen as secretly related to what Heidegger calls _das
>Gering_ (the little ring) in which world worlds?
Only if the truth of beings sets itself to work in these
works, they become works of art. There is no direct -
let alone a necessary - relation with the worlding of the
In a context of not yet and no longer, we probably
experience what might (have) be(en).
While hearing Kurtag and/or Cage there might remain
a lingering "and yet ...".
And isn't it our "choice" to enter into the essence of
this "..." (nothingness?)?
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