Within this article I try both to contribute to the development of the philosophical practice as it is known in the tradition from Achenbach and Lindseth and on the other hand to the exegetic research on the later Heidegger. The reason why I combine those two quite different ‘traditions’ is that I take it to be possible to say something new about the phenomenon of ‘Lebenskönnerschaft’ (as put forward by Achenbach) and thereby a core issue of Philosophical Practice through a thorough reading of the late Heidegger. What is of special interest by the late Heidegger concerning the question of Lebenskönnerschaft, so it is argued, is that Heidegger in his later thinking is asking, what humans can do when language is speaking. In other words: What the later Heidegger asks is, what ‘freedom’ or ‘doing’ is, when the subject is not self-positing and not controlling the flux of language and meaning. Along this line I firstly argue that the question of Lebenskönnerschaft today has to be put as exactly the question what the subject can do when it’s not a ‘master-subject’ and secondly that the answer to that question found in the later Heidegger is of highly interest not only to those of interest in the current discussion concerning the ‘essence’ of freedom and rationality but also the practitioner of philosophical practice.
|Journal||Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|