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Life as a Dialogue

(Original title: Život jako rozhovor)
Filozofia, 78 (2023), 6, 492 - 503.
Type of work: Reflections
Publication language: Czech
This text shows the conditions of our present epoch, which is understood as successive and technological time. Instead of being rooted in the thinking of origin (Anfang), we find ourselves in the epoch of “enframing” (Gestell), in a situation where man is no longer even a being but merely a human resource. Instead of thinking, we have digitalization; instead of education, organized ignorance. Using Heidegger’s motifs, we contemplate the key connections of our present and uncover an ontological dimension that is more original than Cartesian subjectivity. By descending to a more original ontological dimension, man is shown not as an objectifying (managing, digitizing, etc.) subject, but as a being of Being, thus of origin, to which belongs the paradox that it always happens for the first time and for the last time. And it is precisely from this paradox that the poetic nature of human dwelling becomes clear.

Phenomenology, Dialogue, Dasein, Seyn

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