Observations on “progress”

Taken from his lectures in 1935. If true then, even more so now:

We have said that the world is darkening.

The essential episodes of this darkening are:

The flight of the gods, the destruction of the earth, the standardization of man, the pre-eminence of the mediocre.

Martin Heidegger, German Philosopher, 1889 – 1976, An Introduction to Metaphysics

2 thoughts on “Observations on “progress”

  1. The replacement of God with rationalism has led to some pretty irrational atrocities in the 18th-20th centuries

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