For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: Building, Dwelling, Thinking [1951]

  • Heidegger, Martin
    • Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)
      (p.158) [Extract from: Building, Dwelling, Thinking  ]-We are attempting to trace in thought the nature  of dwelling. The next step on this path would be the question: what is the state of dwelling in our precarious  age? On all sides we hear talk  about  the housing shortage, and with good reason. Nor is there just talk; there is action too. We try to fill the need by providing houses, by promoting  the  building  of  houses, planning the whole  architectural enterprise. However hard and bitter, however hampering and threatening  the  lack of houses remains, the real plight of dwelling does not lie merely...
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