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Patrick

There is no written evidence which may tell us precisely who has coined the phrase academic expertise. Nice summary. Nonetheless, I think Heidegger doesn’t say that fashionable scientific fact is ‘one reality among many’ – he sees it instead largely as a lesser and misguided fact. That is because of his Platonic affect: trendy technology intensifies the illusion of know-how as mere instrument, and subsequently obscures all other methods of being and seeing – one could say, a la Plato, that there are more and more extra forceful layers of mediation which conceal the essence of the world around us …

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