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 Spiegel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253221277
  • 9780253221278
  • 835,374

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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, Denver *
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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 College.
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Table of contents

Translator's Foreword
Editor's Preface
Introduction by Gunter Figal
1. The Environmental Experience
2. Indication of the Hermeneutical Situation
3. The Problem of Being and Time
4. Transcendence
5. Description of the Situation: Fundamental Attunement
6. The Projection of Being in Science and Art
7. Rectorship Address: The Self-Assertion of the German University
8. Hoelderlin and the Essence of Poetry
9. On the Origin of the Work of Art: First Version
10. "As When on a Holiday..."
11. Ereignis
12. On Ernst Junger (1)
13. On Ernst Junger (2)
14. The Age of the World Picture
15. On Nietzsche
16. Logos and Language
17. Bremen Lectures: Insight into That Which Is
18. The Principle of Identity
19. The Language of Johann Peter Hebel
20. Letter to Father William J. Richardson
21. Art and Space
22. Cezanne
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 Translations
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