Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Will to Will as a Question of Beings


Here we see clearly that the question concerning δύναμις and ἐντελέχεια is also a question about beings as such, but one that aims in another direction. Thus like the category question it revolves around the general realm of the question of beings, which is the only question that fundamentally interests Aristotle.


The implication, indeed, what has been said in the most obvious way, is that the path of the thinking found in the ergon of Heidegger is not yet aware of what “genuine philosophizing” says. It is something that we are meant to sense in the movement of the path of the thinking that thinks what Aristotle is saying, but from the methodos, at the same time, we are speaking in another way. 

Let us see what Aristotle has in mind, in a general sense, when he speaks of beings as ousia. What does Truth mean for Aristotle? In his teaching everything depends on becoming, as what gathers being in fullness. When someone has experience, is proven, they are truly a master of their art. So, when an apprentice has, by experience, learned the art of shirt making, they are able to produce good shirts. What that means according to Aristotle is that they have harmonized with the truth, so that through the experience of their apprenticeship they have come to be those who have the art of the shirt maker. The shirt, in its essence, is made according to that art. Thus, in being a master shirt maker, they have become the truth. The truth in this sense is a being. Here, we must notice, this is “a question about beings as such”. Thus, not about Being, but, about beings, does this truth speak to us. 

Insofar as we philosophize with Aristotle, we must set aside Aristotle, insofar as whatever we think of Aristotle, we may be mistaken. Yet, at the same time, if we do not think Aristotle in some way, we will never gain any experience of his thinking. In the sense in which the ergon of Heidegger guides our thinking, we come to think becoming as the truth of the being of beings. So that the proven master, who has come into wisdom, into truth, so far as the essence of a good shirt is harmonized in what he has become, is not true in the sense of the truth of being as such. In Becoming we see what becomes the mighty Principle of Reason. For this reason, man as man, is not the thinker of truth, but is that which thinks according to becoming. At the End of Metaphysics this is called Cybernetics and Power. 

Insofar as there is not, for instance, in the “art world” where a Pilar Ordovas or a Pascale Martine Tayou move, the truth in this sense, the truth is never arrived at. Since there are not proven artists, in the sense of such ones who can make an object according to an art that properly brings forward the sound or good object, e.g., the shirt as it is meant for the use of man. The kalon and the perfectio cease to hold. Experience is not supposed to harmonize with anything true, but rather it is called creative, after the Nietzschean usurpation of the prerogative of God. But this does not mean that man has become God, but rather, becoming has become more deep, and more large. Even infinite. Yet, the truth of being as such, is what is still thought as becoming, and this becoming is that truth. And this coming forward of the truth is the same thing as the concealment of the presupposed Being. The being of beings, and its truth, is what is perceptible in the concealment of Being.

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