The Mystical Element in Heidegger's Thought

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Fordham Univ Press, 1986 - Philosophy - 292 pages
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This book is a model of philosophical and Heideggerian scholarship. Avoiding the extremes of abject worship and facile refutation, it moves into the heart of the later Heideggers work. Not only is Caputo faithful to the texts, but he is reflective and critical, inviting the reader to philosophize with and against Heidegger.
 

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Contents

THE PROBLEM OF THE MYSTICAL ELEMENT IN HEIDEGGERS THOUGHT
1
On Detachment
9
What Is Metaphysics?
18
The Problem of the Mystical Element in Heideggers Thought
31
NOTHING IS WITHOUT GROUND HEIDEGGERS CRITIQUE OF METAPHYSICS
47
The Principle of Ground in the Metaphysics of Leibniz
51
A Verse from Angelus Silesius
60
Leibnizs Principle in a New Key
66
Heidegger and Medieval Mysticism
145
Dasein and the Ground of the Soul
154
The Event of Truth and the Birth of the Son
162
Lettingbe Gelassenheit
173
Being and Beings
183
Heidegger Eckhart and the Rose
189
Two Studies of Eckhart from Heideggers Standpoint
192
Heidegger Eckhart and Zen Buddhism
203

The Principle of Ground and the History of Being
73
The Play of Being
80
Heideggers Critique of The Essence of Ground
89
THE ROSE IS WITHOUT WHY MEISTER ECKHARTS MYSTICISM
97
Being is GOD
103
The Ground of the Soul
109
The Birth of the Son
113
Lettingbe Gelassenheit
118
The Breakthrough to the Godhead
127
All Creatures Are a Pure Nothing
134
Mary and Martha
137
HEIDEGGER AND MEISTER ECKHART
140
MYSTICISM AND THOUGHT
218
The False Eckhart?
219
Mysticism and Thought
223
The Problem of Humanism
240
The Danger of Heideggers Path
245
Thinking and Ethics
254
Heidegger and the Philosophers
258
Towards an Appreciation of Heidegger
261
ENDNOTES
271
BIBLIOGRAPHY
279
INDEX
289
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John D. Caputo is the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University and is editor of Fordham University Press' Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series.

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