Parmenides

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Indiana University Press, 1998 - Philosophy - 170 pages
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Parmenides, a lecture course delivered by Martin Heidegger at the University of Freiburg in 1942-1943, presents a highly original interpretation of ancient Greek philosophy. A major contribution to Heidegger's provocative dialogue with the pre-Socratics, the book attacks some of the most firmly established conceptions of Greek thinking and of the Greek world. The central theme is the question of truth and the primordial understanding of truth to be found in Parmenides' "didactic poem." Heidegger highlights the contrast between Greek and Roman thought and the reflection of that contrast in language. He analyzes the decline in the primordial understanding of truth—and, just as importantly, of untruth—that began in later Greek philosophy and that continues, by virtue of the Latinization of the West, down to the present day. Beyond an interpretation of Greek philosophy, Parmenides (volume 54 of Heidegger's Collected Works) offers a strident critique of the contemporary world, delivered during a time that Heidegger described as "out of joint."

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
RECAPITULATION
14
edness and unconcealedness falsity and truth
17
RECAPITULATION
25
RECAPITULATION
35
RECAPITULATION
43
RECAPITULATION
54
RECAPITULATION
65
b Preparation for a detour over the path of a commentary
91
c The question of the here and there Politeia X 614b2
97
RECAPITULATION
105
g The divine as it enters into the unconcealed The daimo
114
7 The Greeks final word concerning the hidden counteressence
118
RECAPITULATION
129
beginning Reference to Homer The two senses of appear
131
9 BeaAAijdeia The looking of Being into the open lighted
161

Aadov Aade The event of the transfor
71
action The word as the realm of the essence
79
6 The Greeks final word concerning the hidden counteressence
88
EDITORS AFTERWORD
169
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About the author (1998)

Andr Schuwer (1916-1995) was Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Duquesne University and co-translator (with Richard Rojcewicz) of Plato's Sophist and Basic Questions of Philosophy by Martin Heidegger and Ideas II by Edmund Husserl.

Richard Rojcewicz teaches philosophy at Point Park College, Pittsburgh.

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