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Doing What We Do and Saying What We Say

Heidegger, Wittgenstein and servility

by David Wemyss (January 2014)


In his early masterpiece, Being and Time, Heidegger begins by introducing an apparently trite but ultimately earth-shattering idea. It’s this: human beings do what they do, and say what they say. They have virtually no capacity to do or say more. Of course imaginative and clever people do and say imaginative and clever things - but still only the things they do and say.  more>>>