The essay by Ivo De Gennaro and Ralf Lüfter is a contribution to the reflection on difference, equality, and their mutual relation. Its core is an interpretation of a passage from one of Heidegger’s lecture courses on Heraclitus, which focuses on the concept of “homology”. The interpretation places said passage in the context of Heidegger’s thinking of Dasein and Ereignis, as laid out in Being and Time and in the posthumously published treatises Contributions to Philosophy and On Inception. The thus obtained phenomenological notions of equality and difference are put to the test of the current debates on inclusiveness in political, social and economic contexts, in which inclusion is seen as a way to establish equality while at the same time preserving difference.
Figurine of Eros riding a dolphin (Paestum, Vth century B.C.)