Heidegger's Last Words

January 31, 2021

The disgraced philosopher asked that this interview be published only after his death.

Philosophy will be unable to effect any immediate change in the current state of the world. This is true not only of philosophy but of all purely human reflection and endeavor. Only a god can save us. The only possibility available to us is that by thinking and poetizing we prepare a readiness for the appearance of a god...

- Martin Heidegger, Der Spiegel

H: "The role of philosophy in the past has been taken ever today by the sciences... Philosophy [today] dissolves into individual sciences: psychology, logic, political science."
Spiegel: "And what now takes the place of philosophy?"
H: "Cybernetics."


The Angel of History

September 24, 2020

A Klee painting named “Angelus Novus” shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are sprea...