All illusions are potential ways of ordering reality. The goal of criticism should therefore be not to destroy illusions but to make us more sensitive to their workings and their complexity.
Martin Heidegger was a German philosopher widely acknowledged to be one of the most original and important philosophers of the 20th century. Heidegger is best known for his contributions to phenomenology and existentialism. In Being and Time (1927), Heidegger explores ontological questions about Being, wondering what it means for something to be.