The Heidegger Reader

The Heidegger Reader

Edited by Günter Figal, translated by Jerome Veith
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-22127-8
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The Heidegger Reader brings key texts from the entire course of Heidegger’s philosophical career into one volume. Many of the selections, translated here for the first time, offer new insight into Heidegger’s thought for both the beginning student and the experienced scholar. A critical and interpretive introduction by Günter Figal traces the many thematic paths that are necessary for developing a comprehensive understanding of Heidegger’s most important work. The carefully chosen readings are designed to reflect the concerns that are most relevant to philosophy today. Special features include an authoritative chronology of Heidegger’s life, a current list of the Complete Works, and a definitive translation of Heidegger’s controversial interview with Der Spiegel.

Author Bio

Günter Figal is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. He is the author of several books on Gadamer, Heidegger, hermeneutics, and social and political philosophy.

Jerome Veith is completing his doctorate in philosophy at Boston College.

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“Brings key texts from the entire course of Heidegger’s philosophical career into one volume, offering new insight into Heidegger’s thought for both the beginning student and the experienced scholar. ”

“The essays gathered in this volume touch key markers on Heidegger's complex path of thought. Taken together, they draw the reader near to heart of his most enduring concerns and show how they evolved over the years.”
 — Dennis J. Schmidt, Penn State University

“An excellent synopsis of Heidegger's philosophical writing and exemplary in its translation of Heidegger's German into clear, readable English.”
 — Robert Metcalf, University of Colorado, Denver

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Table of Contents

Translator's Foreword
Editor's Preface
Introduction by Günter Figal
1. The Environmental Experience
2. Indication of the Hermeneutical Situation
3. The Problem of Being and Time
4. Transcendence
5. Description of the Situation: Fundamental Attunement
6. The Projection of Being in Science and Art
7. Rectorship Address: The Self-Assertion of the German University
8. Hölderlin and the Essence of Poetry
9. On the Origin of the Work of Art: First Version
10. "As When on a Holiday..."
11. Ereignis
12. On Ernst Jünger (1)
13. On Ernst Jünger (2)
14. The Age of the World Picture
15. On Nietzsche
16. Logos and Language
17. Bremen Lectures: Insight into That Which Is
18. The Principle of Identity
19. The Language of Johann Peter Hebel
20. Letter to Father William J. Richardson
21. Art and Space
22. Cézanne
Supplements
1. Der Spiegel Interview with Martin Heidegger
2. Chronology of Heidegger's Life
3. Sources for the Present Volume
4. The Heidegger Gesamtausgabe and English Translations

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