The Song of the Earth

Heidegger and the Grounds of the History of Being
Michel Haar, edited by Translated by Reginald Lilly. Michel Haar
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 06/22/1993
ISBN: 978-0-253-11401-3
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French philosopher Michel Haar interrogates Heidegger’s texts on the topic of Earth and its relation to being. Following Heidegger, Haar asks: How can we rediscover the simplicity and the proximity of things, the ground that sustains us and that is threatened in this technology-dominated epoch?

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MICHEL HAAR is Professor of the History of Contemporary Philosophy at the University fo Paris XII.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD BY JOHN SALLIS
TRANSLATOR’S PREFACE
ABBREVIATIONS FOR FREQUENTLY CITED WORKS

Preface The Limits and Grounds of History: The Nonhistorical

Part One
Being and Earth

I. "Nature" as a Category of Beings Encountered in the World

The Primacy of Equipmentality over "Natural Subsistent Beings"
Elements of an Internal Critique of the Heideggerian Thesis
Death, Clocks, and the Exclusion of "Natural Time"

II. Dasein and Animality

The Phenomenology of the Animal "World"
Heidegger’s Critique of the Open in Rilke

III. The Primacy of Stimmung over Dasein’s Bodiliness

The Facticity of the Human Body and Attunement
Stimmung and Subjectivity of Feeling
Stimmung and the History of Being: Anxiety and Wonder

IV. Physis and Earth

The Ontological Interpretation of Physis in Heraclitus
Nature According to Holderlin and the "Constancy" of Physis
The Four Senses of Earth

Part Two
The Limits of History

V. The History of Being and Its Hegelian Model

The Primacy of the Past as Gewesen
Is There a Heideggerian System of History?
"Eschatology," or the Logic of Completion

VI. The Essence of Technology

Phenomenology of Technology and the History of Being
The "Preparation" for Completion and the Interpretation of Nietzsche
Danger, "Salvation," Ereignis

Part Three
Art and Earth

VII. Earth in the Work of Art and in the Poem

The Refusal of Aesthetics and the Transhistorical Truth of Art
Earth as Nonhistorical Possibility
The Discrete Appearance of Poetry: Rilke’s Wall
The Temptation of Nietzschean Aesthetics
Earth and the Dionysian
Earth in the Poem

VIII. Rilke and the Interiority of Earth

Subjective Interiority and "the Distant Heart"
"The Interior Space of the World" (Weltinnenraum) or the Heart beyond Subjectivity
The "Invisible" or Inapparent Harmony of the Earth

IX. Ecstatic Dwelling: Holderlin