Jul 31, John Carter McKnight rated it liked it This is as difficult a book to review as it is to read.
Heidegger presents art as a way to navigate this constellation, this paradox, because the artist, or the poet as Heidegger suggests, views the world as it is and as it reveals itself.
The whole complex of these contrivances is technology. Share this:. It's a strong assembly of a particular stage in Heidegger's thought, anchored by "The Question Concerning Technology" and "Science and Reflection.
Modern physics, as experimental, is dependent upon technical apparatus and upon progress in the building of apparatus. Now at the end of his essay, we can see there are two possible direction one might take with technology: On the one hand, enframing challenges forth into the frenziedness of ordering that blocks every view into the propriative event of revealing and so radically endangers the relation to the essence of truth.
All ways of thinking, more or less perceptibly, lead through language in a manner that is extraordinary.
If we give heed to this, then another whole realm for the essence of technology will open itself up to us. Hence physics, in its retreat from the kind of representation that turns only to objects, which has been the sole standard until recently, will never be able to renounce this one thing: that nature report itself in some way or other that is identifiable through calculation and that it remain orderable as a system of information.