“… Poetically Doth Man Dwell …”

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

“… Poetically Doth Man Dwell …”

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This chapter examines the essay “ … Poetically doth man dwell …”, delivered in October 1951 after the preceding essay “Working, Dwelling, Thinking”. The discussion takes the present essay as a complement of the former essay, exploring the dimension that Hölderlin calls “poetizing”. Despite some differences, poetizing is in unison with what Heidegger calls thought. The chapter concludes that “ … Poetically doth man dwell…” necessarily complements “Working, Dwelling, Thinking” under the guise of poetizing, by reason of the relationship between thought and language.

Keywords: Working, Dwelling, Thinking; poetizing; Hölderlin; language

Chapter.  2596 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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