In Jesus' desolation on the cross God expresses solidarity with us in our distress and despair, our sense of forsakenness and "forgottenness
" by God.
Thus, the ancients, by initially overlooking the preliminary, temporal horizon within which being reveals itself, privilege one dimension of time, that is, the present, and then, given this presumption, employ a derivative notion of being (as permanent presence) to thematize time also derivatively as a linear sequence of "nows." Accordingly, any attempt to recollect being from its forgottenness
(Seinsvergessenheit) hinges on recovering the temporal dynamic for its expression.
Taranci deals with the same idea of "forgottenness
" of dead people but he is not so ironical in his writing.
A science that denies natures and rejects the Creator of such natures has already in principle relegated itself to darkness, the forgottenness
She asks, in other words, how we can imagine ourselves without those whom we let die in a state of forgottenness
, wordlessness, physical suffering and indignity.
There is, furthermore, some evidence of less than perfect mastery of the range of languages on which the study draws: dodgy etymologizing sustains forced connections between languages and cultural traditions (does English really speak of 'forgetters' and 'forgottenness
', or of 'obliviscence'?), and a few unhelpful German echoes mar the translation.
of man, the loss of his natural spiritual entelechy, happened when man as a historical being attempted to explain his spiritual occurrence in a "natural-scientific way": this very forgottenness
has given rise to and continually spreads the crisis of European science as the crisis of European man.
Heidegger claims that, in this focus, metaphysics has issued in "the forgottenness of Being." (58) Using Descartes's image of the Tree of Knowledge where metaphysics functioned as the roots, Heidegger asks; What is the soil in which the roots are planted and from which the tree derives its nourishment?
Heidegger's orienting experience was of "startled dismay" (Erschrecken) at the forgottenness of Being in and through the tradition of metaphysics.
Part of his defense consists in developing how both the traditional forgottenness
of being and the lack of a unified sense of being corroborate for Heidegger that philosophy's proper beginning still lies before it--as something to be recovered.
In these cases, success or forgottenness
would be erased.
Philosophical neglect of the world is thus in Heidegger's eyes the expression of the forgottenness
of what "to be" means, which, despite the tradition, is not to be confused with the mere presence of any particular thing or being or collection of the same.