phil 324 Heidegger paper

It is seeing the world as a standing reserve and only

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of destining. It is seeing the world as a standing reserve and only a standing reserve. He writes that a standing reserve is a reservoir of resources and energy. Some examples of this are a power plant, a plane on a tarmac, and factory labor. The plane sits on the taxi 931771967
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strip as it is ready for takeoff, and the machine itself is not autonomous because it is a standing reserve. The danger of enframing is the possibility of losing human essence, which would lose the possibility for world disclosers. Heidegger said that the greatest danger was people becoming standing reserves themselves. This too would lose the chance for world disclosers. He says enframing endangers man in his own relationship and expels him into the kind of revealing that is an ordering. It threatens man with the possibility that essence could be denied to him to encounter the call of a more primitive truth. He says that seeing the world as a standing reserve is a danger because is it breaking the restructuring system of parts. Heidegger does offer some potential ways to break away from the danger of enframing. He says everything depends on people thinking about the rise of the saving power and watching over it. As long as they symbolize technology as an instrument, they will remain mesmerized in their motivation to master it. Heidegger also says that human activity can never stop the danger of enframing completely, and unaccompanied human achievement can never exile it. Human reflection can think about the fact that all saving power must be of a higher essence than what is scarce. The closer people get to the danger, the more questioning they become. This leads to the magnification of the ways
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