Michael Inwood

in Heidegger

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780192854100
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191776649 | DOI:

Series: Very Short Introductions


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‘Art’ examines Heidegger's view of Art as a source of truth. He believed that rather than being concerned only with beauty and pleasure, art was ‘the disclosure of the being of beings’. Art reveals the inconspicuous and shows the nature of things. The unconcealment which it achieves is the main way in which truth happens, as it creates the paradigm in terms of which a people view the world. All art is invention, as the creator channels the external force of art. Language also brings beings out of ‘dim confusions’ by naming them for the first time, and thus gives us something to express. Art lets truth leap forth.

Keywords: Aristotle; being; language; time; truth

Chapter.  4044 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy

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