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    DescriptionHeidegger's Hidden Sources documents for the first time Heidegger's remarkable debt to East Asian philosophy. In this groundbreaking study, Reinhard May shows conclusively that Martin Heidegger borrowed some of the major ideas of his philosophy - on occasion almost word for word - from German translations of Chinese Daoist and Zen Buddhist classics. The discovery of this astonishing appropriation of non-Western sources will have important consequences for future interpretations of Heidegger's work. Moreover, it shows Heidegger as a pioneer of comparative philosophy and transcultural thinking.


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    Title
    Heidegger's Hidden Sources
    Subtitle
    East-Asian Influences on His Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Reinhard May, Volume editor Graham Parkes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 377 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415140379
    ISBN 10: 0415140374
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    Abridged Dewey: 230
    BIC subject category V2: HRKN
    DC20: 193
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HRE, HPD
    Ingram Subject Code: TH
    Libri: I-TH
    DC22: 230
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A10204060
    LC classification: B3279.H49M
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL067000
    LC classification: B3279.H49 M3413 1996
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QDHR, QDH, QRF, QRRL
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    07 November 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    ..."makes a significant contribution to the growing body of work that explores the intellectual connections between early twentieth-century German philosophers and Chinese classical texts on the one side and contemporary Japanese philosophers on the other... May's meticulous intertextual study and comparative reading of Heidegger, ... not only traces Taoist influences in Heidegger's work, but, furthermore, encourages contemporary scholarship to acknowledge the indebtness of European philosophy to non-European sources... The tension created by Heidegger's seeming loyality to the Greco-European tradition and his silent indebtedness to Chinese and, as Graham Parkes has argued convincingly, Japanese sources encourages a rethinking of the philosophical canon and the traditional delineation of philosophical traditions."-Gereon Kopf, "Philosophy East & West, January 2001 "At the same time as Heidegger was reaffirming the singularity of the Western metaphysical tradition, he was quietly trading on the side with the East, as did so many of his predecessors. With Graham Parkes splendid translation and introduction of Reinhard May's remarkable book, our understanding of Heidegger will never be quite the same again."-David Wood, Vanderbilt University
    Table of contents
    Translator's Preface. Abbreviations. Introduction. 1. Indications 2. The 'Conversation' 3. Nothing, Emptiness and the Clearing 4. Dao: Way and Saying 5. A Kind of Confession 6. Conclusions 7. Translation of Tezuko Tomio, 'An Hour with Heidegger' Translator's Notes Glossary of Chinese and Japanese Characters Bibliography Graham Parkes, Complementary Essay: Rising Sun over Black Forest: Heidegger's Japanese Connections Endnotes Index