The Concept of Poiesis in Heidegger's An Introduction to Metaphysics

JVF Conference Papers

In a lecture delivered in 1935 entitled 'Introduction to Metaphysics', Heidegger forges what appears to be an un-Platonic link between poetry and philosophical thinking. This lecture offers the first extensive treatment of these two topics, to which Heidegger will dedicate a great deal of attention in the years to follow. This apparently un-Platonic link is, in fact, only apparent, since the very concepts of thinking (noein) and poetry (poiesis) to which Heidegger refers in this lecture are themselves un-Platonic...

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