Concealed in Ignorance, Blindness and Not-Being lie our real themes of knowledge, truth and Being. The condition of possibility for such a thing is a positive role for negation. Plato was the first to take up such a problematic in the Sophist, and it forms the core common to the philosophical research of Heidegger and the Neoplatonists, receiving, in all of Heidegger's works, its fullest development in the Beiträge, which, to that extent, present Heidegger's own brand of Platonism (chapter 1). Working on the same problematic following the lead of the Beiträge, we seek to see Plato through Heidegger's eyes. The link between virtue and the divine (daimōn) of the problematic of Socratic ignorance is projected in outline as homologous to the inner movement of thought of the Beiträge as a whole (chapter 3). What Plato left unsaid in the "flight to the logoi" (Phaedo 99d), the negative relation to the origin preserved in the fear of being blinded of the eclipse-analogy, where Plato speaks of the truth of the origination of the Ideas, is projected in outline as homologous to the Lichtung für das Sichverbergen of the fifth part of the Beiträge (chapter 4). The One in Us of the Neoplatonists, grasped via the negations of Not-Being, is projected in outline as homologous to the Ultimate God of the seventh part of the Beiträge (chapter 5). In each case the sketches presented are believed to be pioneering as to analytical method if not result and the most closely related Platonic, Heideggerian and other authorities are considered (chapter 2).
|School:||Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin) (Ireland)|
|Source:||DAI-A 68/05, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Classical studies, Philosophy|
|Keywords:||Beitraege, Blindness, Heidegger, Martin, Hermeneutical-philosophical, Ignorance, Martin Heidegger, Not-being, Plato, Plotinus, Proclus|
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