Four Seminars

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Indiana University Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 118 pages
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In Four Seminars, Heidegger reviews the entire trajectory of his thought and offers unique perspectives on fundamental aspects of his work. First published in French in 1976, these seminars were translated into German with Heidegger's approval and reissued in 1986 as part of his Gesamtausgabe, volume 15. Topics considered include the Greek understanding of presence, the ontological difference, the notion of system in German Idealism, the power of naming, the problem of technology, danger, and the event. Heidegger's engagements with his philosophical forebears—Parmenides, Heraclitus, Kant, and Hegel—continue in surprising dialogues with his contemporaries—Husserl, Marx, and Wittgenstein. While providing important insights into how Heidegger conducted his lectures, these seminars show him in his maturity reflecting back on his philosophical path. An important text for understanding contemporary philosophical debates, Four Seminars provides extraordinarily rich material for students and scholars of Heidegger.

 

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Contents

Seminar in Le Thor 1966
1
Seminar in Le Thor 1968
10
Seminar in Le Thor 1969
35
Seminar in Zähringen 1973
64
German Translators Afterword to Vier Seminare
85
Martin Heidegger The Provenance of Thinking
93
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94
German Editors Afterword to Collected Edition volume 15
98
Endnotes to the Translation
101
Glossaries
113
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Andrew J. Mitchell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Emory University.

François Raffoul is Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University.

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