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Philosophy and Post-structuralist TheoryFrom Kant to Deleuze$
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Claire Colebrook

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748622276

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622276.001.0001

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Heidegger: Proximity and Dispersion

Heidegger: Proximity and Dispersion

(p.55) 2 Heidegger: Proximity and Dispersion
Philosophy and Post-structuralist Theory

Claire Colebrook

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the philosophy of Heidegger. Metaphysics, according to Heidegger, has been a history of forgetting the original question. A series of grounds have been offered: grounds that thought would merely find, discover or re-present. What is not considered is the crucial function of the question in any disclosure of such grounds. The very fact that thought can posit a ground of being demonstrates that thought can go beyond the present and question what grounds the present. The present therefore exceeds itself. By focusing on the metaphysical question Heidegger both extends and ‘destroys’ the Kantian project of transcendental logic.

Keywords:   Kant, transcendental logic, metaphysics, question, anthropologism

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