Thursday, May 22, 2008

Words and Language

... words and language are not wrappings in which things are packed for the commerce of those who write and speak. It is in words and language that things first come into being and are. For this reason the misuse of language in idle talk, in slogans and phrases, destroys our authentic relation to things.

(Heidegger, An Introduction to Metaphysics, translated
by Ralph Manheim, Yale University Press, 1987)

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