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Short description: Philosophy concept

Orthotes (Greek: ὀρθότης "rightness") is a concept defined by Martin Heidegger as "an eye's correctness" or, the passage from the physical eyes to the eyes of the intellect.[1] In his essay, "The End of Philosophy and the Task of Thinking," Heidegger distinguishes "orthotes" from his concept of "Aletheia" ("unconcealment"), describing it as "the correctness of representations and statements."[2]

See also


  1. ""Plato's Doctrine of Truth"". 
  2. Heidegger, Martin, and Krell David. Farrell. Basic Writings: from Being and Time (1927) to The Task of Thinking (1964). London: Routledge, 1993. Print.