Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This gives rise to the illusion

"If we are blind to everything but the sequence of steps, then the collecting follows the picking and gleaning, the bringing under shelter follows the collecting, until finally everything is accommodated in bins and storage rooms. This gives rise to the illusion that preservation and safekeeping have nothing to do with gathering."

—Martin Heidegger, "Logos (Heraclitus Fragment B 50)" in Early Greek Thinking [1951] Harper & Row 1975, 1984, p61. (Krell & Capuzzi translators)