We are too late for the gods and too early for Being. Being’s poem, just begun, is man.
— From Thinker as Poet by Martin Heidegger
“Every man makes a god of his own desire.”
Note that Heidegger’s Fourfold is a perfect schema for the Tower of Babel: while mortals strive to join the earth and sky, the gods undo their efforts by turning their unity into multiplicity.
Graham Harman / Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects
Andrew J. Mitchell / The Fourfold: Reading the Late Heidegger (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)
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