The leap of thinking: The phenomenological attitude that distances us from the metaphysical wandering




Heidegger, thinking, metaphysics, leap, errancy


Heidegger’s late writings make constant allusion to a way of thinking that differs from metaphysics. While in metaphysical thinking we wander away from being, in the new thinking we are only in relation to being. For Heidegger, the only way to get out of the first and reach the second one is through a leap. This paper aims to clarify why there is only one way to access this new way of thinking and to defend that this is the radicalization of the phenomenological maxim. To achieve this goal, the paper characterizes metaphysical thinking as erratic thinking; next, it characterizes the leap, understood as a sudden step to the unconcealment of being; and finally, it presents the consequences of these characterizations and the contrast between them.

= 637 veces | PDF (ESPAÑOL (ESPAÑA))
= 655 veces| | HTML (ESPAÑOL (ESPAÑA))
= 14 veces| | VISOR (ESPAÑOL (ESPAÑA))
= 27 veces|


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Juan Sebastián Ortiz López, Saint Thomas University

Graduated in Philosophy from the National University of Colombia. Master in Philosophy from the National University of Colombia. Professor of the Degree in Philosophy at the Saint Thomas University. Member of the research group "Hermeneutics in contemporary philosophical discussion", attached to the Philosophy departments of the National University of Colombia and the University of Antioquia.


Castañeda, J. (2012). Dios y Ser Una aproximación desde Eckhart y Heidegger. Teología Y Sociedad, 9, 107-127. Recuperado de:

Dahlin, B. (2009). On the Path Towards Thinking: Learning from Martin Heidegger and Rudolf Steiner. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 28(6), 537-554

Filippi, S. (2003). Martin Heidegger y la mística eckhartiana. Invenio, 6(11), 33-39. Recuperado de:

Haar, M. (1993). Heidegger and the Essence of Man (W. McNeil, Trad.). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Heidegger, M. (1954). Was heisst Denken? Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag.

Heidegger, M. (1976). Wegmarken. Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann.

Heidegger, M. (1990). Identidad y diferencia (H. Cortés y A. Leyte, Trads.). Barcelona: Anthropos.

Heidegger, M. (2001). De la esencia de la verdad. Hitos (H. Cortés y A. Leyte, Trads.). Madrid: Alianza Editoral.

Heidegger, M. (2003a). Aportes a la filosofía. Acerca del evento (D. Picotti, Trad.). Buenos Aires: Biblos.

Heidegger, M. (2003b). La proposición del fundamento (F. Duque y J. Pérez, Trads.). Barcelona: Ediciones del Serbal.

Heidegger, M. (2003c). Ser y tiempo (J. Rivera, Trad.). Madrid: Trotta.

Heidegger, M. (2006a). Carta sobre el humanismo (H. Cortés y A. Leyte, Trads.). Madrid: Alianza Editorial.

Heidegger, M. (2006b). Identität und Differenz. Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann.

Heidegger, M. (2008). ¿Qué significa pensar? (R. Gabás, Trad.). Madrid: Trotta.

Pöggeler, O. (1993). El camino del pensar de Heidegger (F. Duque, Trad.). Madrid: Alianza Editorial.

Schürmann, R. (1987). Heidegger on Being and Acting: From Principles to Anarchy (C-M. Gros y R. Schürmann, Trads.). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Seeburger, F. (1975). Heidegger and the phenomenological reduction. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 36(2), 212-221.

Veraza, P. (2016). El pensar del Ereignis de Heidegger como otra fenomenología. Método e inicio del camino. Franciscanum, 58(165), 89-116.



How to Cite

Ortiz López, J. S. (2020). The leap of thinking: The phenomenological attitude that distances us from the metaphysical wandering. Estudios De Filosofía, (61), 91–106.



Original or Research articles

Similar Articles

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 > >> 

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.