Language and Being: Central Themes
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Heidegger is a prolific writer and lecturer. His Gesamtausgabe will consist of 102 volumes. From 1975 up to now, 90 volumes have been published. Both the title of each volume and the overall order of all volumes are of Heidegger’s own arrangement. How are we to grasp the general orientation and fundamental concerns of Heidegger’s life-long philosophical reflection?1 H. W. Petzet chose the phrase “Towards a single star” (Auf einen Stern zugehen) as the title of his memoir on Heidegger (1993). This phrase comes from a series of poems entitled “The Thinker as Poet” Heidegger composed in 1947. The second part of the second poem runs,
We are too late for the gods and too early for Beyng. Beyng’s poem, just begun, is man.