The Relationship of art and truth in the philosophy of Heidegger /

Kurt, Fikret
Revolutionary vision of Heidegger’s philosophy is rooted into the unthinking of the history of philosophy, and his extraordinary endeavor is to unravel whatever remained ignored under the courses of traditional philosophy: The meaning of the question of Being. By interrogating the meaning of the question of Being, Heidegger traces back to reveal the essential horizons related to the origin of thought and truth. Heidegger criticizes the traditional understanding of truth based on correspondence theory of truth by emphasizing that the primordial truth is truth of Being. Heidegger wishes to overcome subject/object distinction as well as other dualities in the history of philosophy by demonstrating that Dasein is the transcendental openness in which the truth of Being comes to light itself not as the rejection of the propositional truth but as the ground of it. Dasein is Being-in-the-world. Heidegger changes his Dasein-centered understanding of truth in the later works with art. The primordial truth is the truth of the disclosure of Dasein, but he later shifted his view to the ‘Truth of Being’ in order to unveiling deeper horizons of truth by means of art through the being-work of art. Heidegger considers that art, particularly poiesis, is the unique power in order to tackle with the danger of the essence of technology lying in Enframing. Language as poiesis is the utmost possibility in Enframing. In this study, I will attempt to reveal how the relationship between art and truth is the inherently interrelated to each other in the philosophy of Heidegger.


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Citation Formats
F. Kurt, “The Relationship of art and truth in the philosophy of Heidegger /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.