enframement


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surround

A decorative element or structure around a doorway, fireplace, or window; for example, see arch surround, banded surround, door surround, fireplace surround, Gibbs surround, window surround.
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Both Kubrick and Heidegger, in their different ways, locate the primary problem of technology not in this or that invention but in the mode of thought that arises from the enframement that allows and sustains this particular form of unconcealment.
When a hammer breaks, according to Heidegger, its presence as material reasserts itself, but not purely: it simultaneously appears as something that needs to be "fixed" so that it can resume its usefulness as an object of function and cease to be a somewhat disturbing object resisting equipmentality and thereby putting pressure on the enframement that permits our mode of thinking, and, by extension, of being.
And yet a broken wine glass is clearly on the same continuum as a broken hammer: it will generate--through the breakage that strips it of its function--an unease about all there is about "being" uncontained in the enframement of the propriative event--primarily the fact of our own mortality.