Thursday, July 11, 2013

Poetry, the Work of Life, and the World Thinking Itself

"The poet must reunite words and things, give things the names that express their nature as speech, give words the sensible potential that links them to the movement of life. This task of naming is not a work of art. It is not a matter of happy invention. It is the work of life. The poet names things in the way that things name and symbolize themselves: 'This expression or nomination is not an art; it is a second nature born from the first like a leaf from a tree.'"

Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art with a quotation from Emerson's "The Poet".

"The Greek interpretation of existence remains within existence, and this interpretation is this existence becoming explicit through the explication."

Introduction to Phenomenological Research

"The empowering experiencing of living experience that takes itself along is the understanding intuition, the hermeneutical intuition, the originary phenomenological back-and-forth formation of the recepts and precepts from which all theoretical objectification, indeed every transcendent positing, falls out. Universality of word meanings primarily indicates something originary: wordliness of experienced experiencing."

The Idea of Philosophy and the Problem of Worldview in Towards the Definition of Philosophy

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