In the course of some research I stumbled upon this quote by Heidegger, which somehow explains why that one text of his I’m currently reading doesn’t make that much sense:
Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
Isn’t this just wonderful? Sentences like this one:
Everyone is the other, and no one is himself. The they, which supplies the answer to the who of everyday Da-sein, is the nobody to whom every Da-sein has always already surrendered itself, in its being-among-one-another.
suddenly make sense, because I now know that their sense is to not really make sense.
Which reminds me of that sentence:
In order to remain silent Da-sein must have something to say.
Which, if I’ve understood that correctly, is my cue to shut up.