chapter  4
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Dao: way and saying

As in the previous chapter, we shall try to interpret the contours of Heidegger’s thinking by remaining within his text itself, so as to contribute to the solution of the enigma presented by these two later essays. We must here again expect Heidegger’s subtle paraphrasing technique to come to expression, and also that we shall have to deal with a number of concealed allusions to internal textual contexts. Having already become aware of such factors (see Chapters 2 and 3), we shall be able to follow the course of his thinking more easily and complement it with respect to its meaning where necessary by referring to other texts.