The Event

The Event

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Martin Heidegger's The Event offers his most substantial self-critique of his Contributions to Philosophy: Of the Event and articulates what he means by the event itself. Richard Rojcewicz's elegant translation offers the English-speaking reader intimate contact with one of the most basic Heideggerian concepts. This book lays out how the event is to be understood and ties it closely to looking, showing, self-manifestation, and the self-unveiling of the gods. The Event (Complete Works, volume 71) is part of a series of Heidegger's private writings in response to Contributions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 30mm | 639.56g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253006864
  • 9780253006868
  • 400,438

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What is most remarkable about Richard Rojcewicz's translation is its timeliness. . . . As a translation, the volume is better than fine and it has no doubt benefitted from Rojcewicz and Vallega-Neu's translation of Beitrage zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis). * Continental Philosophy Review * The Event takes the reader who is willing to follow the intricacies of Heidegger's text, into dark and impenetrable dimensions of thought and experience at the limits of language and intelligibility.68.1 Sept. 2014 * Review of Metaphysics *
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About Martin Heidegger

Richard Rojcewicz is Scholar-in-Residence in the Philosophy Department at Duquesne University. He is author of The Gods and Technology: A Reading of Heidegger and translator of several volumes of Heidegger's Complete Works, including Basic Concepts of Ancient Philosophy (IUP, 2008) and (with Daniela Vallega-Neu) Contributions to Philosophy: Of the Event (IUP, 2012).
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Table of contents

Translator's IntroductionForewordsSophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, vv. 73-74.This "presentation" does not describe and reportThe destiny of beyng devolves upon the thinkersThe dispensation of beyng in the event toward the beginningNot only throughout all the worldIn regard to Contributions to Philosophy (Of the Event)I. The first beginningA. The first beginning B. C. AnaximanderD. Western thinkingReflexionDa-seynE. Under way toward the first beginningThe preparation for the thinking of beyng in its historicalitySo as to remain on the bridgeF. The first beginningG. The first beginningH. The advancement of the first beginning into the start of metaphysicsII. The resonatingA. The resonatingVistaB. The signs of the transitionThe passing byThe in-between of the history of beyngC. Modernity and the WestD. MetaphysicsE. The will to willingIII. The differenceIV. The twisting freeV. The eventVI. The eventVII. The event and the human beingVIII. Da-seynA. The human being as understood with respect to the history of being andDa-seyn (steadfastness)B. Da-seynTime-spaceDa-sein and "reflexion"Steadfastness and dispositionC. Disposition and Da-seinThe pain of the question-worthiness of beyngIX. The other beginningX. Directives to the eventA. The enduring of the difference (distinction)Experience as the pain "of" the departureB. The thinking of the history of beyngThe enduring of the difference (distinction)The care of the abyssThe timber trailThinking and the wordC. Toward a first elucidation of the basic words"Truth" (With regard to: The saying of the first beginning)The "essence" and the "essential occurrence"History and historialityXI. The thinking of the history of beyng(Thinking and poetizing)A. The experience o
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