Love is Not Blind: In/Visibility and Recognition in M. Heidegger’s Thinking

JVF Conference Papers

As the old saying goes, “love is blind.” I would like, however, to consider the opposite case, namely, that love is not blind: that love is what allows us to see and to understand and recognize both ourselves and the other. But in what sense is love not blind? In order to consider this question, let me begin with a passage from a lecture course that, of all people, Martin Heidegger gave, two years before the publication of his magnum opus, Being and Time (BT)

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