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By Martin Heidegger

Features a sequence of lectures introduced by way of Heidegger in 1935 on the collage of Freiburg. during this paintings Heidegger offers the broadest and such a lot intelligible account of the matter of being, as he sees this challenge. First, he discusses the relevance of it by means of declaring how this challenge lies on the root not just of the main easy metaphysical questions but additionally of our human lifestyles in its current old surroundings. Then, after a brief digression into the grammatical varieties and etymological roots of the be aware "being, " Heidegger enters right into a long dialogue of the that means of being in Greek considering, letting cross while no chance to emphasize the effect of this puzzling over being on next western hypothesis. His rivalry is that the that means of being in Greek considering underwent a major limit during the competition that used to be brought among being on one hand, and turning into, visual appeal, considering and values at the different.

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Nor is it an invention of ours; no, it is only strict observance of the original tradition regarding the meaning of the fundamental question. Still, this speaking of nothing remains in general repellent to thought and in particular demoralizing. But what if both our concern for the fundamental rules of thought and our fear of nihilism, which both seem to counsel against speaking of nothing, should be based on a misunderstanding? And this indeed is the case. True, this misunderstanding is not accidental.

Merely to have information, however abundant, is not to know. Even if curricula and examination requirements concentrate this information into what is of the greatest practical importance, it still does not amount to knowledge. Even if this information, pruned down to the most indispensable needs, is "close to life," its possession is not knowledge. The man who possesses such information and has learned a few practical tricks, will still be perplexed in the presence of real reality, which is always different from what the philistine means by down-to-earth; he will always be a bungler.

Whether this use of intelligence relates to the regulation and domination of the material conditions of production (as in Marxism) or in general to the intelligent ordering and explanation of everything that is present and already posited at any time (as in positivism), or whether it is applied to the organization and regulation of a nation's vital resources and race— in any case the spirit as intelligence becomes the impotent superstructure of something else, which, because it is without spirit or even opposed to the spirit, is taken for the actual reality.

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