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."

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