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Single Idea 21897

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / a. Nature of Being]

Full Idea

Continental philosophers, following Heidegger, see in the attempt to reduce the question of being to that of beings a symptom of an age that is too ready to accept the terms in which science conceives the world.

Gist of Idea

Reducing being to the study of beings too readily accepts the modern scientific view


report of Martin Heidegger (Being and Time [1927]) by Todd May - Gilles Deleuze 1.04

Book Reference

May,Todd: 'Gilles Deleuze' [CUP 2006], p.14

A Reaction

Interesting. I take the idea that this is a failing of the modern age to be ridiculous, since I take it to be the key metaphysical move made by Aristotle. Neverthless, Aristotle is closely in tune with modern science. For 'beings', read 'objects'.