Martin Heidegger Visits Greece In 1962


Heidegger’s philosophy is largely concerned with the historical role of post-Socratic Greek thought and the oblivion of Being – Heidegger always favored the fragments and poetic sayings of the pre-Socratics … finally, in 1962, he traveled to Greece and is here shown at the Acropolis and at Delphi … however it was at Delos (not shown) where he truly felt the “presence of that which grants Being-present” (Safranski) … in the second part of the clip Heidegger responds to charges that he is only concerned with Being and not with human beings: “Being *needs* human beings…. One cannot ask about Being without asking about the essence of human beings …”

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