For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

Nietzsche: Volumes One and Two

by Heidegger, Martin (1991)


A landmark discussion between two great thinkers, vital to an understanding of twentieth-century philosophy and intellectual history.

Key Passage

If man tries to win a foothold and establish himself among the beings (physis) to which he is exposed, if he proceeds to master beings in this or that way, then his advance against beings is borne and guided by a knowledge of them. Such knowledge is called techne. From the very outset the word is not, and never is, the designation of a "making" and a  producing; rather, it  designates that knowledge which supports and conducts every human irruption into the midst of beings.  (p.81)


Heidegger, Nietzsche, Machination, Technology


The Nietzsche Lectures, Heidegger Citations

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