The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic

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Indiana University Press, 1984 - Philosophy - 241 pages
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In a searching exposition of the metaphysical problems underpinning Leibniz's theory of logical judgment, Heidegger establishes that a given theory of logic is rooted in a certain conception of Being. He explores the significance of Western logic as a system-building technical tool and as a cultural phenomenon that is centuries old."
 

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Contents

Introduction to the idea of philosophy
6
The basic question of philosophy and the question
15
The traditional classification of logic and the task
21
First Major Part
27
The idea of truth and the principles of knowledge
52
The essential determination of the being of genuine
70
6 The basic notion of being as such not carried out
100
The Metaphysics of the Principle of Reason
109
The essence of truth and its essential relation
123
10 The problem of transcendence and the problem of Being
136
Describing the Idea and Function of a Fundamental
154
12 Transcendence and temporality nihil originarium
196
13 Transcendence temporalizing itself in temporality and
211
DISTANCE AND NEARNESS
221
TRANSLATORS AFTERWORD
227
INDEX
233

Exposition of the Dimensions of
117

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About the author (1984)

Martin Heidegger was born in Messkirch, Baden, Germany on September 22, 1889. He studied Roman Catholic theology and philosophy at the University of Frieburg before joining the faculty at Frieburg as a teacher in 1915. Eight years later Heidegger took a teaching position at Marburg. He taught there until 1928 and then went back to Frieburg as a professor of philosophy. As a philosopher, Heidegger developed existential phenomenology. He is still widely regarded as one of the most original philosophers of the 20th century. Influenced by other philosophers of his time, Heidegger wrote the book, Being in Time, in 1927. In this work, which is considered one of the most important philosophical works of our time, Heidegger asks and answers the question "What is it, to be?" Other books written by Heidegger include Basic Writings, a collection of Heidegger's most popular writings; Nietzsche, an inquiry into the central issues of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy; On the Way to Language, Heidegger's central ideas on the origin, nature and significance of language; and What is Called Thinking, a systematic presentation of Heidegger's later philosophy. Since the 1960s, Heidegger's influence has spread beyond continental Europe and into a number of English-speaking countries. Heidegger died in Messkirch on May 26, 1976.

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