Basic Questions of Philosophy: Selected "Problems" of "Logic"

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Indiana University Press, Jun 22, 1994 - Philosophy - 192 pages
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"... well suited to the task of beckoning the novice onto the path of Heidegger's most arduous thought.... a useful introduction to the thought of one of our most original thinkers." -- International Studies in Philosophy

"... a helpful elucidation of the truth as [Heidegger] sees it.... This excellent translation will be of great value to students of Heidegger's thought." -- Library Journal

In this lecture course presented in 1937-38, Heidegger's task is to reassert the question of the essence of truth, not as a problem of logic, but precisely as the basic question of philosophy. These lectures were given at the time that Heidegger was composing his second magnum opus, Beiträge zur Philosophie, and provide the single best introduction to that complex and crucial text.

 

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Contents

Questioning the truth of Being as sovereign
6
Discussion of truth by asking the basic question
12
The controversy between idealism and realism
16
2 The customary determination of truth
22
Chapter One The Basic Question of the Essence
27
14 Return to the Aristotelian doctrine of the truth
41
Chapter Two The Question of the Truth
53
18 The Greek determination of the essence whatness
60
29 The Greeks experience of unconcealedness as
102
30 Their fidelity to the destiny meted out to them
107
14
114
lj The need and the necessity of our inquiry into
123
Chapter Five The Need and the Necessity of the First
131
2 The compelling power of the need
139
d Wonder knows no way into the unusualness
145
RECAPITULATION
149

2 The absence of a foundation for the positing
67
Chapter Three The Laying of the Ground as
69
24 The productive seeing of the essence as the laying
77
25 The unconcealedness of the whatness of beings
84
26 Unconcealedness and the openness of beings
87
Chapter Four The Necessity of the Question of
95
m The danger of disturbing the basic
155
40 The abandonment of beings by Being as
158
THE QUESTION OF TRUTH
167
Indication of the essentialization of truth through
173
Recollection of the first shining forth of
184
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Richard Rojcewicz is Executive Director of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center at Duquesne University.

André Schuwer is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Duquesne University and cotranslator (with Richard Rojcewicz) of Parmenides by Martin Heidegger and Ideas II by Edmund Husserl.

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