«BOOK R EV I EW Richard Capobianco. Engaging Heidegger. Toronto: University of Toronto Press,. Pages. Reviewed by Lawrence J. Hatab Richard ...»
Angst and das Nichts present this disruption, which nevertheless makes possible the awe over being itself: that beings are – not nothing. For this reason I question Capobianco’s apparent conjunction of the nothing and being itself (Engaging Heidegger, ). In Heidegger does call them “the same,” but in the sense that they “belong together.”15 How? Not in being indeterminate (as in Hegel), but because “being itself is essentially nite,” which I take to mean: the being of beings can be shown only “out of” the experience of the nothing, in that beings are not nothing.16 Finally, Capobianco shows how the Introduction seems to link Angst with the oblivion of being in the modern age, such that (if I read Capobianco correctly) Angst no longer opens up being but covers it up.
Yet Heidegger simply says we need to “endure anxiously” this oblivion.17 Can we conclude from this remark that Angst is now something di erent from its meaning in and ? If it is, I don’t understand, and perhaps Capobianco can say more about how this is so.
In any case, the foregoing survey of the three selected issues hopefully underscores just how highly illuminating and provocative Engaging Heidegger is.
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