Excavating Heidegger…

Matthew Edgeworth published an essay, beautifully illustrated by Fotis Ifantidis, about “THE CLEARING: Heidegger and Excavation” on Stanford’s Archaeolog.

He concludes:

The fact that Husserl and Heidegger – and later Merleau-Ponty – all employed archaeological metaphors to help elucidate the existential structure of human experience testifies to the unique and extraordinary character of archaeological excavation – taken for granted and undervalued though it may be by archaeologists themselves.

Read the full essay here.

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