Contours of Thinking in Heidegger: A Dionysian Science

  • Nerijus Stasiulis
Keywords: Aristotle, Being, Heidegger, Nietzsche, power, thinking


Heidegger’s thinking should not be labelled rationalist or irrationalist. Because the definitions of rationality and irrationality, which can be seen as derived from Descartes’ or Cartesian philosophy, are deconstructed by Heidegger. The movement of this deconstruction is twofold: at the same time it is a thinking retrieval of the ontologico-historical origin of (Western) thought. The retrieval results in Heidegger’s notion of temporalising Being. This ‘notion’ can also be seen as informed by Nietzsche’s ‘will to power’ and, in turn, to inform its understanding or interpretation itself.