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AuthorRichardson, William J. author
TitleHeidegger [electronic resource] : Through Phenomenology to Thought / by William J. Richardson
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1974
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Descript XXXIV, 768 p. online resource


Dear Father Richardson: It is with some hesitation that I attempt to answer the two principal questions you posed in your letter of March I, 1962. The first touches on the initial impetus that determined the way my thought would gO. l The other looks for information about the much discussed "reversal" [in my development]. I hesitate with my answers, for they are necessarily no more than indications [of much more to be said]. The lesson of long experience leads me to surmise that such indications will not be taken as directions for the road of independent reflection on the matter pointed out which each must travel for himself. [Instead they] will gain notice as though they were an opinion I had exยญ pressed, and will be propagated as such. Every effort to bring what has been thought closer to prevailing modes of (re)presenยญ tation must assimilate what-is-to-be-thought to those (re)presenยญ tations and thereby inevitably deform the matter. 2 This preamble is not the lament of a man misunderstood; it is rather the recognition of an almost insurmountable difficulty in making oneself understood. The first question in your letter reads: "How are we properly to understand your first experience of the Being-question in 1 [Translator's note. With regard to the translatĩ of Denken, see below, p. 16, note 43. ] I [Translator's note. For the translation of VorsteUung by "(re)presentation," see below, p. 108, note 5. ] VORWORT Sehr geehrter Herr P


I: From There to Being -- I. Being and Time -- II. Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics -- III. The Essence of Ground -- IV. What is Metaphysics? -- II: Reversal -- I. On the Essence of Truth -- II. The Self-assertion of the German University -- III. Introduction to Metaphysics -- IV: From Being to There -- Section A. The De-volution of Thought 299 -- I. Plato -- II. Aristotle -- III. Descartes -- IV. Hegel -- V. Nietzsche -- VI. Logic -- VII. Humanism -- VIII. Transition: Rilke -- Section B. The Re-trieve of Thought -- I. The Origin of a Work of Art, Hรถlderlin and the Essence of Poetry -- II. The Time of World-as-Picture -- III. โ{128}{156}As when upon a day of restโ{128}ฆโ{128}{157} -- IV. Nietzscheโ{128}{153}s Word โ{128}{156}God is deadโ{128}{157} -- V. โ{128}{156}Homecoming,โ{128}{157} โ{128}{156}Recollectionโ{128}{157} -- VI. What is Metaphysics: Epilogue -- VII. โ{128}{153}โ{128}{153}??????? -- VIII. ????? -- IX. Towards an Analysis of Release, Nihilism -- X. The Saying of Anaximander -- XI. Whereunto the Poet? -- XII. Letter on Humanism -- XIII. Interlude -- XIV. What is Metaphysics ?: Introduction. The Essence of Ground: Prologue -- XV. The Thing -- XVI. Language -- XVII. Working, Dwelling, Thinking -- XVIII. โ{128}{156}โ{128}ฆPoetically doth man dwellโ{128}ฆโ{128}{157} -- XIX. What E-vokes Thought? -- Conclusion -- Outlines -- Appendix: Courses, Seminars and Lectures of Martin Heidegger -- Bibliography: -- I. Heideggerโ{128}{153}s Works -- A. Order of Publication -- B. Order of Composition -- II. Other Works Cited -- III. Selective Bibliography -- IV. English Translations -- Indexes: -- I. Index of Texts Cited -- II. Index of Proper Names -- II. Index of Greek Terms -- IV. General Index

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