The last part of Simon Critchley’s series of blogs on Being and Time elaborates on how for Heidegger, the call of conscience is one that silences the chatter of the world and brings me back to myself:
“Heidegger insists that although his description of being-towards-death is formally or ontologically correct, it needs more compelling content at what Heidegger calls the “ontic” level, that is, at the level of experience. Finitude gets a grip on the self through the experience of conscience. For me, the discussion of conscience contains the most exciting and challenging pages in Being and Time.”
Read the full article on Guardian Cif here.
Simon Critchley’s Ethics–Politics–Subjectivity: Derrida, Levinas, and Contemporary French Thought is out now as part of Radical Thinkers Set 4.