Dialogue with Heidegger

Dialogue with Heidegger

Greek Philosophy
Jean Beaufret. Translated by Mark Sinclair
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/13/2006
Format: cloth 184 pages, 1 index
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-34730-5
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Jean Beaufret is perhaps best known for posing the questions to which Martin Heidegger responded in his famous "Letter on Humanism." These questions, hastily written in a Paris café, constitute an early and improvised moment that was to form a profound philosophical engagement and friendship between the two thinkers. Mark Sinclair presents, for the first time in English translation, the first of four volumes of Beaufret's essays. This volume covers Beaufret's development of Heidegger's approach to Greek thinking in six essays "The Birth of Philosophy," "Heraclitus and Parmenides," "Reading Parmenides," "Zeno," "A Note on Plato and Aristotle," and "Energeia and Actus." Dialogue with Heidegger is an essential supplement to Heidegger's own work and a vital study of philosophy in its own right.

Author Bio

Jean Beaufret (1907–1982) was an important reader and translator of Martin Heidegger’s work and played a key role in Heidegger’s reception in France. The four volumes of Dialogues avec Heidegger were published between 1974 and 1985.

Martin Heidegger (1889–1975), who became famous for his theories of being and human nature, is considered one of the most original and influential philosophers of the 20th century.

Mark Sinclair teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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". . . This fine translation makes more accessible six essays from volume 1 of Beaufret's Dialogue (1973—85) and two from volume 4 on the path of Heidegger. . . . Highly recommended." —Choice

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Table of Contents

Contents
Translator's Introduction
List of Abbreviations
Letter to Martin Heidegger for His Eightieth Birthday
1. The Birth of Philosophy
2. Heraclitus and Parmenides
3. Reading Parmenides
4. Zeno
5. A Note on Plato and Aristotle
6. Energeia and Actus
7. The Enigma of Z
8. Aristotle and Tragedy
Notes
Index