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Single Idea 15586

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / b. Philosophy as transcendent]

Full Idea

When philosophy makes itself intelligible, it commits suicide.

Gist of Idea

When philosophy makes itself intelligible, it commits suicide

Source

Martin Heidegger (Contributions of Philosophy (On Appropriation) [1938], 259), quoted by Richard Polt - Heidegger: an introduction 5 'Contributions'

Book Reference

Polt,Richard: 'Heidegger: an introduction' [Routledge 2003], p.141


A Reaction

Polt describes this remark as 'theatrical', but it seems to speak for itself!