File spoon-archives/heidegger.archive/heidegger_2001/heidegger.0112, message 83

Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 14:50:17 +0100
Subject: RE: 0 de Cologne

At 14:15 19-12-01 +0100, you wrote:
>> And Tudor: if you can show me one place, where Heidegger says:
>> Das Sein ist Gott, or Gott ist das Sein, I'll send you 12 bottles
>> mass wine.
>I cannot quote that. I can however say that for Heidegger, the to be is
>the all-pervading presence, while not always manifest.

The opposite. Another 12!

 In terms of
>metaphysics we say it is the essence of all phenomena. Being of beings.
>This ultimate principle fits God's characterization as total,
>fundamental and absolute. I can further say that Greeks thought Being as
>the supreme deity. Heidegger put this Being into formal definition.
>That's why I say "Gott=das Sein" is his ace in the sleeve.
>Further, a to be which can open sounds pretty much as God which can
>reveal Himself. It follows from here a definition: truth is God's
>revelation. You may say I did not defined revelation, and so it is.
>Christ Himself was in no philosophy making mood when asked by Pilate.
>His servants have to think on what was revealed, and make this manifest.
>Well, I guess it is a Christmas without wine. I'm probably going to
>re-read Heidegger's Introduction to Metaphysics, which speaks on what is
>the to be and on what is it not.

If it would be anything of what you say, he wouldn't have need 10 dozen
volumes, to say it.

Merry Christmas, though,


drs. René de Bakker
Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam
Afdeling Catalogisering 
tel. 020-5252309              

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