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Logos and the essence of technology

Holger Schmid

pp. 207-223

The present study takes up Martin Heidegger's claim that today's technoscientific reality cannot be properly understood unless seen as the issue of a 2,300 year "incubation." Against long-lived clichés of romanticizing archaism—the "nostalgia for Greece" for example—this claim here appears in light of a consistently Pauline-Johannine futurism.Accordingly, modern technology, that is "metaphysics" itself, is to be envisioned from a vantage point where, above all, world and language are known to arise from one and the same constitution, as implied in the key terms of logos and poiesis. Hence there must once again be talk of "the Greeks": respecting Heidegger's Sache as well as meditating upon his methods.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01707-5_12

Full citation:

Schmid, H. (2014)., Logos and the essence of technology, in B. Babich & D. Ginev (eds.), The multidimensionality of hermeneutic phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 207-223.

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