Tuesday, April 7, 2009

For Thursday

We will focus mainly on Lectures II and III of "The Nature of Language" (pp. 73-108 in the book, On the Way to Language) and discuss the relationship between thinking and poetry, the neighborhood in which thinking and poetry dwell in close proximity to one another. As I suggested in class, we can get a good idea from these lectures of how Heidegger thinks about thinking—about the intimate connection between thinking and undergoing an experience with language. A necessary preliminary to our discussion is what the poet teaches us about undergoing an experience with language, the subject of Lecture I. So a review of Lecture I and some reflection on our discussion of it would also be helpful.

P.S. Thanks, John, for the post—some fascinating parallels.

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