Working, Dwelling, Thinking

William J. Richardson

in Heidegger

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780823222551
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235247 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Working, Dwelling,                 Thinking

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This chapter considers an essay of August 1951, entitled “Working, Dwelling, Thinking”. This essay is essentially a prolongation of the meditation on “The Thing”. In the present lecture, Heidegger retains his fundamental conception of the presenc-ing of things, and considers a general discussion in Darmstadt on the theme “Man and Space” to explain how he conceives the “bringing-forth” of things. His analysis revolves around “working” and “dwelling”. This chapter concludes that There-being achieves its authenticity by both working and thinking. It tends Being in beings, and brings them forth into truth.

Keywords: dwelling; working; thought; The Thing; Man and Space

Chapter.  1898 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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