Heidegger's Hölderlin

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223602
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235254 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Heidegger's Hölderlin

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Poetic language is not only the shelter of truth, but also founds and institutes truth through radically recollecting an essential-destinal origin. Martin Heidegger's interpretations of Friedrich Hölderlin are both placed squarely within this schema and are pressed still further, such that the overcoming of subjective metaphysics yields a thinking of Ereignis and the es gilbi that “sends” Being but withholds itself in that sending. If subjectivity constitutes a forgetting of Being, poetic language is its founding remembrance. Before laying out Heidegger's interpretation of Hölderlin, Heidegger's method of approach must be regarded in its unique philosophical claims. Even within Heidegger's own strategies of interpretation, however, one can challenge both the configuration of themes he, as a creative thinker, draws from Hölderlin, and the figure he presents of Hölderlin as the poet of Being and of German destiny.

Keywords: poetic language; truth; Ereignis; es gilbi; Being; subjectivity

Chapter.  16580 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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