The Weirdness of Being: Heidegger’s Unheard Answer to the Seinsfrage // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame

Over breakfast this morning at the International Philosophical Seminar in the Süd Tyrol, Gary Ayleworth pointed me to his recent review of a new book on Heiedegger, De Gennaro’s The Weirdness of Being. This gives a taste: “Let the reader beware, then, that De Gennaro’s intended addressee is being itself, and if he addresses other human beings at all, it is only those few who qualify as ‘thinking.'” The gist of the book, Gary notes, is to argue that the Ereignis has already happened, that it’s the job of a “priestly cult” to reinitiate what has already happened in Heidegger’s texts, especially those texts that Heidegger kept private during his lifetime. Unfortunately for the author, this book was published prior to the Schwarze Hefte (here’s Richard Wolin’s review, whom I generally don’t like reading, but the priestly sort does have to come to grips with the thrust of his critique), so one hopes that he will revise that thesis. But perhaps he thinks there are even more secret works where Heidegger kept hidden his answer to the Seinsfrage, available to the select few.

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