Sunday, November 16, 2014
Richard Capobianco on the ultimate Ereignis.
The later Heidegger ultimately found in the word Ereignis a way of bringing forth in a particularly vivid way the manifold features of Being itself. From the beginning of his path of thinking, he was concerned to "ground" the metaphysical tradition's core concern with "being(ness)" by bringing into view Being as time -- the movement, the way, in which, by which, through which beings emerge, abide in their "full look," decline, and depart. The word Ereignis makes manifest the Being-way by namely, (1) the "event" or "happening" that is the efflorescence and effulgence of beings coming into (2) their "own" (the eigen of ereignen) and thereby (3) coming out into "full view" to Dasein (ereignen, related to eräugen, literally "to come before the eyes," from the German word for "eye", Auge). This Ereignis of beings, this unfolding process, Heidegger referred to as the singulare tantum in the late 1950s -- the "singular as such," a phrase that no more than reiterated his frequent characterization of Being itself as the "the one," to hen (Greek), das Eine; or as "the one and only," das Einzig-Eine. This "singular" unfolding of beings bears within it a dimension of reserve, but just in case this might be overlooked, he sometimes had recourse to pair Ereignis with the word Enteignis as a reminder. Nevertheless, in the later works Ereignis conveys the simple and quiet but also profound and astonishing "coming to pass" of all things, such as the plum or cherry tree coming into luxuriant bloom -- eventfully, let us say.
P. 21
"Bien qu’il soit l’autre de tout étant, mais comme ce qui n’est rien d’étant, l’être n’est pas un fondement." from Roger Munier's account of his meeting Heidegger. Cahier de L'Herne, pg. 152
My translation,

"Although it is the other of everything existing, as it is nothing that exists, being is not a foundation."

The foundation, the ground, is an Abgrund, an abyss.

"But this abyss is neither empty nothingness nor murky confusion, but rather: the event of appropriation."

together with the excerpt in your post, we've got Heidegger in a nutshell. now one can simply toss away the rest of the Gesamtausgabe.
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