A Companion to Heidegger's Introduction to Metaphysics
Martin Heidegger's Introduction to Metaphysics, first published in 1953, is a highly significant work by a towering figure in twentieth-century philosophy. The volume is known for its incisive analysis of the Western understanding of Being, its original interpretations of Greek philosophy and poetry, and its vehement political statements. This new companion to the Introduction to Metaphysics presents an overview of Heidegger's text and a variety of perspectives on its interpretation from more than a dozen highly respected contributors.
In the editors' introduction to the book, Richard Polt and Gregory Fried alert readers to the important themes and problems of Introduction to Metaphysics. The contributors then offer original essays on three broad topics: the question of Being, Heidegger and the Greeks, and politics and ethics. Both for readers who are approaching Heidegger for the first time and for those who are studying Heidegger on an advanced level, this Companion offers a clear guide to one of the philosopher's most difficult yet most influential writings.
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The Appearance of Metaphysics
Retrieving the Greek Experience
The Question of Nothing
Metaphysics and the Logical Prejudice
Whats in a Word? Heideggers Grammar and Etymology
Heideggers Interpretation of Phusis in Introduction
The Ontological Decline of the West
Heideggers Philosophical Geopolitics in the Third Reich
Ethics Without Values
About the Contributors
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