Tag: emerging-abiding sway


The Place of Being and Becoming

Now what does the word “phusis” say? It says what emerges from itself (for example, the emergence, the blossoming, of a rose), the unfolding that opens itself up, the coming-into-appearance in such unfolding, and holding itself and persisting in appearance—in short, the emerging-abiding sway.[1] Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics. I take that ‘emerging-abiding sway’ for ‘place’: primarily, ‘place’ is the…

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Books, Metaphysics

Being as Place: Introduction to Metaphysics – Part One

Based on the new translation of Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics (2000), this article, aside from presenting Heidegger’s metaphysical discourse on Being, aims at elucidating the ground for my reinterpretation of the traditional concept of place and the related concepts of space, time, and matter. This ground has many intersecting threads with Heidegger’s elucidation of the notion of Being, as elaborated…

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