Can't do much with philosophy

Post date: Feb 4, 2012 5:15:46 PM

It is entirely correct and completely in order to say, "You can't do anything with philosophy." The only mistake is to believe that with this, the judgment concerning philosophy is at an end. For a little epilogue arises in the form of a counter-question: even if we can't do anything with it, may not philosophy in the end do something with us, provided that we engage ourselves with it? Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics, 13 (H9-10).