Heidegger Conference 2009, Xavier University
Richard Polt, Convenor
Friday, June 5, 2009
Philosophy, it is fondly said, begins in wonder. Wonder strikes us, suddenly, and we are amazed, and even then only if we let or allow ourselves to be astonished. The sardonic mind, the analytic skeptic, the bored passenger, manages to banish even the hint of wonder. Reflections on the other hand insinuate themselves: these thoughts tend not to go away, and even when abandoned or refused, are often taken up again.