Monday, April 23, 2018
On keeping silent.
He who never says anything cannot keep silent at any given moment. Keeping silent authentically is possible only in genuine discoursing.
B&T, 208
Thanks to Aphelis for indicating that. And this.
The lesson of silence in the sense of the incipient Greeks is taught by Heidegger in the modern philosophy. Between silence and listening, the former is reached anyway. Consequently, silence proves to be the fundamental way of discourse. Certainly, listening cannot choose not to be constitutive itself as well. They are both essential by means of the comprehension that precedes them. It is known that Heidegger proves an ontological precomprehension of the world. Listening comes from comprehension: when we do not hear well, says Heidegger, we conclude that we do not understand. Listening brings the initial opening of the Dasein for the capability to be. The Dasein hears, because it understands. Comprehension is something already said, already heard. Silence comes from comprehension as well. Comprehensive silence implies. Silence defines itself as a comprehension that the word has not reached: in order to be able to fall silent, shows Heidegger, the Dasein must have something to say, that is to have its own opening. True silence can only settle in a valid discourse. Without validity, the discourse cannot be silent either
Ștefan Vlăduțescu, "Communication of Silence at Martin Heidegger: Sygetics – Logics of Thinking Silence".
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