Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Quotations: Digging Heidegger

"Every exposition must of course not only draw upon the substance of the text; it must also, without presuming, imperceptibly give to the text something of its own substance. this part that is added is what the layman, judging on the basis of what he holds to be the context of the text, constantly perceives as a meaning read in, and with the right that he claims for himself criticizes as an arbitrary imposition. Still, while a right elucidation never understands the text better than the author understood it, it does surely understand it differently. Yet this difference must be of such a kind as to touch upon the Same toward which the elucidated text is thinking."
--Martin Heidegger, The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays.

Ironically, I don't have anything to add to that.

Later Days.

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