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Idealistic Studies

Volume 47, Issue 1/2, Spring/Summer 2017

Benjamin Christensen
Pages 23-41
DOI: 10.5840/idstudies2018103175

The Place of Truth
With Heidegger and Schelling Toward a Poetics of Truth

In this essay, I argue for a poetics of truth locatable in the thinking of Heidegger and Schelling. Truth is taken to be an event; the poetics of truth then developed is offered as a way of realizing a rethinking of truth which takes a phenomenological point of departure. Truth, as an event, takes place; this taking place opens a space to take place in and the work of art is offered as an example of just that. The overall argument for a poetics of truth follows Schelling in his assertion that the highest purpose of science is to return to the ocean of poetry; this return, I argue, can be routed through Heidegger’s philosophy of dwelling.