Dialogue with Heidegger: Greek Philosophy

Front Cover
Indiana University Press, 2006 - Philosophy - 154 pages
Jean Beaufret is perhaps best known for posing the questions to which Martin Heidegger responded in his famous "Letter on Humanism." These questions, hastily written in a Paris caf, constitute an early and improvised moment that was to form a profound philosophical engagement and friendship between the two thinkers. Mark Sinclair presents, for the first time in English translation, the first of four volumes of correspondence between Heidegger and Beaufret. This volume covers Heidegger's attachments to Greek thinking in six letters-"The Birth of Philosophy," "Heraclitus and Parmenides," "Reading Parmenides," "Zeno," "A Note on Plato and Aristotle," and "Energeia and Actus." This frank exchange shows Heidegger in a more personal and tentative light and brings out his deep attachments to French intellectual traditions.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Birth of Philosophy
1
Heraclitus and Parmenides
20
Reading Parmenides
32
Zeno
64
A Note on Plato and Aristotle
70
Energeia and Actus
97
The Enigma of Z
119
Aristotle and Tragedy
136
Notes
143
Index
153
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Jean Beaufret (1907-1982) was an important reader and translator of Martin Heidegger's work and played a key role in Heidegger's reception in France. The four volumes of Dialogues avec Heidegger were published between 1974 and 1985.

Martin Heidegger (1889-1975), who became famous for his theories of being and human nature, is considered one of the most original and influential philosophers of the 20th century.

Mark Sinclair teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Bibliographic information