Being and Truth (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, Aug 19, 2010 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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In these lectures, delivered in 1933-1934 while he was Rector of the University of Freiburg and an active supporter of the National Socialist regime, Martin Heidegger addresses the history of metaphysics and the notion of truth from Heraclitus to Hegel. First published in German in 2001, these two lecture courses offer a sustained encounter with Heidegger's thinking during a period when he attempted to give expression to his highest ambitions for a philosophy engaged with politics and the world. While the lectures are strongly nationalistic and celebrate the revolutionary spirit of the time, they also attack theories of racial supremacy in an attempt to stake out a distinctively Heideggerian understanding of what it means to be a people. This careful translation offers valuable insight into Heidegger's views on language, truth, animality, and life, as well as his political thought and activity.

  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Preparation for a Confrontation with Hegel
13
Chapter One The Development Transformation and Christianization of Traditional Metaphysics
15
The Mathematical
23
Chapter Three Determination by Christianity and the Concept of MathematicalMethodological Grounding in the Metaphysical Systems of Modernity
41
The Completion of Metaphysics as Theologic
55
Conclusion
62
ON THE ESSENCE OF TRUTH Winter Semester 19331934
65
Chapter Two The Idea of the Good and Unconcealment
143
Chapter Three The Question of the Essence of Untruth
165
Part Two An Interpretation of Platos Theaetetus with Regard to the Question of the Essence of Untruth
175
Chapter One Preliminary Considerations on the Greek Concept of Knowledge
177
Chapter Two Theaetetuss Answers to the Question of the Essence of Knowledge and their Rejection
184
Chapter Three The Question of the Possibility of ψευδὴς δόξα
192
Appendix I Notes and drafts for the lecture course of Summer Semester 1933
202
Appendix II Notes and drafts for the lecture course of Winter Semester 19331934
214

Introduction The Question of Essence as Insidious and Unavoidable
67
An Interpretation of the Allegory of the Cave in Platos Republic
99
Chapter One The Four Stages of the Happening of Truth
101
Editors Afterword
225
GermanEnglish Glossary
231
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About the author (2010)

Gregory Fried is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Suffolk University. He is author of Heidegger's Polemos: From Being to Politics and editor (with Richard Polt) of A Companion to Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics.

Richard Polt is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Xavier University. He is author of The Emergency of Being: On Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy and Heidegger: An Introduction.

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