Heidegger's thinking of earth in "the origin of the work of art" : the self-withdrawal of being and the other beginning

Genç, Alişan
This thesis aims to explicate the claim that in Heidegger's thinking technē as art emerges as capable of disclosing the fundamental movement of being, namely self-withdrawal, through a certain elaboration of earth. To this end it will be argued that the elaboration of earth in the artwork is what makes it possible for art to aid in the process of the overcoming of Western metaphysics. In connection with this I will attempt to show how technē has a determinant role in the course of Western metaphysics, which starts with Greek thinking and culminates in the age of modern technology. Therefore the issue of technē in Heidegger’s thinking emerges as the basic axis of this thesis. Thus two of Heidegger’s most influential texts, namely “The Origin of the Work of Art” (1936) and “The Question Concerning Technology” (1953) will be the primary sources for this thesis.


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A. Genç, “Heidegger’s thinking of earth in “the origin of the work of art” : the self-withdrawal of being and the other beginning,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.