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the original closeness

January 16, 2010

Martin Heidegger

Thinking does not attack nature, as modern scientists do, nor does it attack man, as modern politicians do. Its intention is, rather, to remove this aloofness of distance by which modern man only too often deprives things and man of their uniqueness and peculiarityand to restore the original closeness.

Richard Wisser
Martin Heidegger In Conversation
pg. 34

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2010 12:44 pm

    oh to see Richard Wisser quoted on the internet. now that is a delight. His stuff should be around some more. now is he paraphrasing Heidegger here or is this Wisser himself?

  2. January 17, 2010 4:30 pm

    that’s Wisser himself, summarizing Heidegger’s thought. the little book is published in India and includes numerous little essays by various philosophers and ends with a transcript of a tv interview Heidegger did with Wisser. Wisser is very clear, unfortunately the only other thing i have found in English is his book on Karl Jaspers.

  3. January 17, 2010 5:05 pm

    pity about him not being available in english. i have a lot of wisser’s things in german, on nietzsche and grassi and vico and loewith and spranger and stirner…

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