Saturday, September 17, 2011

Heidegger's realism and German idealism

Now out, and a reminder about the new translation of the Beitraege.  The Heidegger of the '30s is my favorite by far.  

To my mind, the '30s Heidegger is the least anthropocentric.  In fact, it is this Heidegger which moves from exploring the structures of Dasein (the person asking the question of Being) to asking the question of the truth of Beyng itself.  And thus Heidegger to the best of his ability wants to move outside of the correlationist circle.  This is what makes the Beitraege an extremely poetic work, as it seeks to think from the perspective of the real itself - a processive eventuation that ontologically encompasses the human but is not of the human.  

The goal is to think "Beyng" - "Beying" rather than "Being" is an archaic spelling that Heidegger consciously borrows from Schelling and the German idealists.  This means to step outside of the correlationist circle while admitting that the circle may be opened ancestrally within the being asking the question.

Perhaps stated differently: I find that in this book Heidegger seeks to "non-humanly" think from within the real - in a strange way, Dasein is not "human" at all.