Heidegger and Language

Heidegger and Language

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The essays collected in this volume take a new look at the role of language in the thought of Martin Heidegger to reassess its significance for contemporary philosophy. They consider such topics as Heidegger's engagement with the Greeks, expression in language, poetry, the language of art and politics, and the question of truth. Heidegger left his unique stamp on language, giving it its own force and shape, especially with reference to concepts such as Dasein, understanding, and attunement, which have a distinctive place in his philosophy.show more

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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253007402
  • 9780253007407

About Jeffrey Powell

Jeffrey Powell is Professor of Philosophy at Marshall University. He is currently translating (with William McNeill) Heidegger s History of Beyng (IUP, forthcoming)."show more

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"A volume that reappraises the role of language in Heidegger's thought is a welcome addition to the literature." Francois Raffoul, Louisiana State University "The volume addresses a topic that is of great importance to philosophers today as Heidegger's views on language are a point of contact between the continental and analytic traditions of philosophy, as well as a central part of his own thinking of being." Andrew Mitchell, Emory Universityshow more

Table of contents

Editor's Introduction / Jeffrey Powell 1. Heidegger's Early Linguistic Turn: The Rhetoric of His Hermeneutics / Daniel O. Dahlstrom; 2. Listening to the Silence: Reticence and the Call of Conscience / Walter Brogan; 3. In Force of Language: Language and Desire in Heidegger's Reading of Aristotle's Metaphysics I / William McNeill; 4. The Secret Homeland of Speech: Heidegger on Language, 1933-34 / Richard Polt; 5. Logic and Language / John Sallis; 6. Giving its Word: Event (as) Language / Krzysztof Ziarek; 7. Heidegger's Poietic Writings: From Contributions to Philosophy to Das Ereignis / Daniela Vallega-Neu; 8. Poets as Prophets and as Painters: The Halderlinian Turn to Language and the Halderlinian Turn in Context / Robert Bernasconi; 9. Truth be told: Homer, Plato, and Heidegger / Dennis J. Schmidt; 10. The Way to Heidegger's "Way to Language" / Jeffrey Powell; 11. Is There a Heidegger - or, For That Matter, a Lacan - Beyond All Gathering? / David Farrell Krell; 12. Heidegger and the Question of the "Essence" of Language / Francoise Dastur; 13. Dark Celebration: Heidegger's Silent Music / Peter Hanly; 14. Heidegger with Blanchot: On the Way to Fragmentation / Christopher Fynsk Contributors; Indexshow more