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Technics, Theatricality, Installation

Samuel Weber

in Theatricality as Medium

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224159
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235841 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224159.003.0003
Technics, Theatricality,             Installation

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Heidegger stresses that one has to address lauter Technik to have a genuine understanding of what the issue on modern technology hides and reveals. This chapter concentrates on how Heidegger emphasizes the consequences of letting modern technology satisfy no other purpose than to exist for its own sake. Heidegger argues that technics, which is viewed as being closer to technique than to technology because of its organization and application of knowledge, involves a way of being that cannot be reduced to knowledge in communication with truth. Truth, as explained by the chapter, is not to be assumed to exist. Truth rather “installs” itself “in its opening”, and this process of installation occurs with a conception of the work of art. On another note, the concept of theatricality is introduced in this chapter simply as a notion that means concepts about theater need not be limited to performances on stage.

Keywords: Heidegger; lauter Technik; truth; technics; installation; theatricality

Chapter.  17524 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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