For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

Nietzsche: Volumes Three and Four

by Heidegger, Martin (1991)


A landmark discussion between two great thinkers--the second (combining volumes III and IV) of two volumes inquiring into the central issues of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy.

Key Passage

[From Lecture Analysis By DAVID FARRELL KRELL]-When in "The Question Concerning Technology" Heidegger insists that the essence of technology is nothing technological, that it is rather a "destining of revealing" and hence a turning toward the "saving power" of disclosure as such, is there not a  tendency and a  hope to reach that "immovable center" of technology-its core, its heart, its saving grace, its meaning? Whatever the answer to that question may be, it is important here to emphasize Heidegger's reluctance to assume Ernst Junger's embattled yet heroic posture. Indeed, Jünger's Nietzscheanism is one that Heidegger can neither embrace nor even recognize. On the contrary, Jünger's ostensible Nietzscheanism goes a  long way to explaining why Heidegger comes to take will to power as will-to-will and machination, eternal return as a  symbol of the dynamo, and overman as the technical giant bent on world conquest. Given this sort of context, it  becomes increasingly difficult to hear the music of Zarathustra's new lyre. (p.267)


Heidegger, Nietzsche, Technology, Skill, Education


The Nietzsche Lectures, Heidegger Citations

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