The History of Beyng

The History of Beyng

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The History of Beyng belongs to a series of Martin Heidegger's reflections from the 1930s that concern how to think about being not merely as a series of occurrences, but as essentially historical or fundamentally as an event. Beginning with Contributions to Philosophy (Of the Event), these texts are important for their meditations on the oblivion and abandonment of being, politics, and race, and for their incisive critique of power, force, and violence. Originally published in 1998 as volume 69 of Heidegger's Complete Works, this English translation opens new avenues for understanding the trajectory of Heidegger's thinking during this crucial more

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  • Book | 226 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.53mm | 29g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253018145
  • 9780253018144
  • 591,299

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"Jeffrey Powell and William McNeill have provided a translation of enormous care, one that engages continuously and strenuously with the uniquely difficult balance between readability and fidelity." -Peter Hanly, Boston College "The History of Beyng is especially important because of its proximity to the very controversial Contributions to Philosophy. It will shed considerable light on the way Heidegger was thinking at the time." -Drew A. Hyland, Trinity College "[Heidegger's] account of the history of beyng is put to the test by its ability to provide insight into the most important social and political events of his day -- including the rise of fascism and communism in Europe, the outbreak of global wars, and the horrific genocidal turn of anti-Semitic hostilities in Germany. This makes the book essential reading for anyone interested in Heidegger's later work." -Notre Dame Philosophical Reviewsshow more

About Martin Heidegger

Jeffrey Powell is Professor of Philosophy at Marshall University and the editor of Heidegger and Language (IUP, 2012). William McNeill is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, Chicago. He has translated or co-translated several Heidegger texts, most recently (with Julia Ireland) Holderlin's Hymns "Germania" and "The Rhine" (IUP, 2014).show more

Table of contents

Translators' IntroductionThe History of Beyng (1938-40)The History of Beyng. Part II. The History of BeyngII. Contra-diction and RefutationIII. Passage. The History of BeyngIV. The Consummation of MetaphysicsBeing's AbandonmentV. To KoinonVI. The Sustainment. The Essence of PowerThe NecessaryVII. The Essence of History. "Commencement." "Beyng"VIII. Beyng and the Last GodIX. Essence of HistoryX. The OwnedThe History of Beyng. Part IIXI. The Configuration of SayingXII. The History of Beyng (Da-sein)XIII. Beyng-Historical ThinkingKoinonOut of the History of Beyng (1939-40)o Koivov. Out of the History of BeyngDraft for oivov. On the History of BeyngAppendixAdditional Materials for The History of Beyng (1938-40)Additional Materials for . Out of the History of Beyng (1939-40)Editor's EpilogueGerman-English GlossaryEnglish-German Glossaryshow more

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