Monday, April 11, 2005

Martin Heidegger, "What is Metaphysics" Part 1a

I. The Unfolding of a Metaphysical Inquiry

“What is metaphysics?” The question awakens expectations of a discussion about metaphysics. This we will forgo. Instead we will take up a particular metaphysical question. In this way it seems we will let ourselves be transposed directly into metaphysics. Only in this way will we provide metaphysics the proper occasion to introduce itself.

Our plan begins with the (a) unfolding of a metaphysical inquiry, then tries to (b) elaborate the question, and concludes by (c) answering it.

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(Sorry this is read so quickly, I nearly ran out of time!)