The Heidegger Reader

The Heidegger Reader

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The Heidegger Reader brings key texts from the entire course of Heidegger's philosophical career into one volume. Many of the selections, translated here for the first time, offer new insight into Heidegger's thought for both the beginning student and the experienced scholar. A critical and interpretive introduction by Gunter Figal traces the many thematic paths that are necessary for developing a comprehensive understanding of Heidegger's most important work. The carefully chosen readings are designed to reflect the concerns that are most relevant to philosophy today. Special features include an authoritative chronology of Heidegger's life, a current list of the Complete Works, and a definitive translation of Heidegger's controversial interview with Der more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253221277
  • 9780253221278
  • 777,062

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"The essays gathered in this volume touch key markers on Heidegger's complex path of thought. Taken together, they draw the reader near to heart of his most enduring concerns and show how they evolved over the years." -Dennis J. Schmidt, Penn State University "An excellent synopsis of Heidegger's philosophical writing and exemplary in its translation of Heidegger's German into clear, readable English." -Robert Metcalf, University of Colorado, Denvershow more

About Gunter Figal

Gunter Figal is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. He is the author of several books on Gadamer, Heidegger, hermeneutics, and social and political philosophy.Jerome Veith is completing his doctorate in philosophy at Boston more

Table of contents

Translator's ForewordEditor's PrefaceIntroduction by Gunter Figal1. The Environmental Experience2. Indication of the Hermeneutical Situation3. The Problem of Being and Time4. Transcendence5. Description of the Situation: Fundamental Attunement 6. The Projection of Being in Science and Art7. Rectorship Address: The Self-Assertion of the German University8. Holderlin and the Essence of Poetry9. On the Origin of the Work of Art: First Version10. "As When on a Holiday..."11. Ereignis12. On Ernst Junger (1)13. On Ernst Junger (2)14. The Age of the World Picture15. On Nietzsche16. Logos and Language17. Bremen Lectures: Insight into That Which Is18. The Principle of Identity19. The Language of Johann Peter Hebel20. Letter to Father William J. Richardson 21. Art and Space22. CezanneSupplements 1. Der Spiegel Interview with Martin Heidegger 2. Chronology of Heidegger's Life 3. Sources for the Present Volume 4. The Heidegger Gesamtausgabe and English Translationsshow more

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