Heideggerian Ontology in a Letter to Krenek!

It is not true, and I have never believed, that a contemporary artist must obtain a sociological understanding of the present in order to be able to work.  I cannot believe other than that the true artist makes these sociological significances and relationships visible, as it were, in an unconscious way.

Letter from Friedrich Gubler to Ernst Krenek.

Stewart, J. L. (1991). Ernst Krenek: The man and his music. Berkeley: University of California Press.

According to Heidegger, as this sense of being precedes any notions of how or in what manner any particular being or beings exist, it is pre-conceptual, non-propositional, and hence pre-scientific.

Wikipedia’s interpretation of pages 8 & 9 of Heidegger’s Being & Time

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