The Public Title: Contributions to Philosophy
the Essential Heading: From Enowning

The public title must now necessarily sound bland, ordinary. and saying nothing and must give the impression that it is dealing with "scholarly contributions" aimed at some "progress" in philosophy.

Philosophy cannot appear in public in any other way, since all essential titles have become impossible, because all fundamental words have been used up and the genuine relation to the word has been destroyed.

However, the public title does correspond to the "matter," insofar as, in the age of crossing from metaphysics into be-ing-historical thinking, one can venture only an attempt to think according to a more originary basic stance within the question of the truth of be-ing. But even the attempt, when successful and when made in accordance with the fundamental enowning of what is to be en-thought, must avoid all false claim to be a "work" of the style heretofore. Future thinking is a thinking that is underway, through which the domain of be-ing's essential swaying-completely hidden up to now-is gone through, is thus first lit up, and is attained in its ownmost enowning-character.

It is no longer a case of talking Maboutw something and representing something objective, but rather of being owned over into enowning. This amounts to an essential transformation of the human from "rational animal" (animal rationale) to Da-sein. Thus the proper title says: From Enowning. And that is not saying that a report is being given on or about enowning. Rather, the proper title indicates a thinking-saying which is en-owned by enowning and belongs to be-ing and to be-ing's word.

1. Contributions to Philosophy Enact the
Questioning Along a Pathway ...

Contributions to Philosophy enact a questioning along a pathway which is first traced out by the crossing to the other beginning, into which Western thinking is now entering. This pathway brings the crossing into the openness of history and establishes the crossing as perhaps a very long sojourn, in the enactment of which the other beginning of thinking always remains only an intimation, though already dedsive.

Thus. even though the Contributions to Philosophy always and only say be-ing's essential sway as enowning, still they are not yet able to join the free jointure of the truth of be-ing out of be-ing itself. If this ever succeeds, then the enquivering of be-ing's essential sway will determine the jointure of the work of thinking. This enquivering then grows stronger, becoming the power of a gentle release into the intimacy to the