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Let us examine these concepts in more detail. ” That is to say, we do not stand over against the world as objective: rather, we inhabit a non-objective world 26 friends of the earth? which is our own historical creation. Individuals, peoples, races all have their own nonobjective worlds. ”13 The essence of the earth is to be ontologically basic, but as such also to be invisible, concealed, and to be momentarily unconcealed only via the medium of art. I shall try to state what is happening here in plainer language – at least, if I understand Heidegger.

That is to say, we do not stand over against the world as objective: rather, we inhabit a non-objective world 26 friends of the earth? which is our own historical creation. Individuals, peoples, races all have their own nonobjective worlds. ”13 The essence of the earth is to be ontologically basic, but as such also to be invisible, concealed, and to be momentarily unconcealed only via the medium of art. I shall try to state what is happening here in plainer language – at least, if I understand Heidegger.

Heidegger urges as a similarity between philosophy and literature that the nature of ultimate reality can be revealed systematically by neither one. Let me now try to urge a third view – that both philosophy and literature refer to a reality that can be distinguished from the empirical reality described systematically by science, and that both philosophy and literature perform this referential function in a manner that, while not being systematic like science or philosophy on a Hegelian model, is not either utterly unsystematic like a Heideggerian unconcealing of the earth.

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