Conclusion: The Ghost of Metaphysics
Disclosure as preservation of concealment; falsity is a fundamental aspect of truth; the originary status of contamination; Being’s fate: the necessity of the metaphysical ob-ject, writing, and technology; Heidegger’s anticipation of Derrida’s supplement: metaphysics as a trace of Being’s forgotten meaning; Heidegger’s belief that ultimately, Being will disclose itself as a simple signified; logocentric narrative of Being’s loss and fall; irreconcilability of writing and Being; two kinds of Being, of presence, of writing, of consciousness, of man, of nations; persistence of the proper/improper divide in Heidegger’s thought; Heidegger’s conception of proper presence and consciousness inverts the Platonic–traditional metaphysical conception; affinity between Nietzschean and Heideggerian attempts to transgress metaphysics; Heidegger shares Plato’s dream of pure presence; preservation of purity entails expulsion of the Other; Derrida’s deconstruction of propriety; the ethical imperative to acknowledge originary contamination.
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