Scientist: …I hardly know anymore who and where I am. Teacher: None of us knows that, as soon as we stop fooling ourselves. Scholar: And yet we still have our path? Teacher: To be sure. But by forgetting it too quickly we give up thinking. … – Heidegger (Discourse on Thinking, pg. 62) AdvertisementsRead more "As soon as we stop fooling ourselves…"
50. Perhaps there is a thinking which is more sober-minded than the incessant frenzy of rationalization and the intoxicating quality of cybernetics. One might aver that it is precisely this intoxication that is extremely irrational. Perhaps there is a thinking outside of the distinction of rational and irrational, more sober-minded still than scientific technology, more […]Read more "Educated and Uneducated: The Task of Thinking after Philosophy"
Of all people you are the nearest to my soul, and the nearest to my heart, and our souls and hearts have never quarreled. Only our thoughts have quarreled, and thought is acquired, it is derived from the environment, from what we see in front of us, from what each day brings to us; but […]Read more "Love and Thought 2"
The question sounds definite. It seems unequivocal. But even a slight reflection shows it to have more than one meaning. No sooner do we ask the question than we begin to vacillate. Indeed, the ambiguity of the question foils every attempt to push toward the answer without some further preparation. We must, then, clarify the […]Read more "What Is Called Thinking?"