Ontology--The Hermeneutics of Facticity

Ontology--The Hermeneutics of Facticity

Martin Heidegger, John van Buren
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/18/2008
Format: Paperback 1 figures
ISBN: 978-0-253-22021-9
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First published in 1988 as volume 63 of his Collected Works, Ontology—The Hermeneutics of Facticity is the text of Heidegger's lecture course at the University of Freiburg during the summer of 1923. In these lectures, Heidegger reviews and makes critical appropriations of the hermeneutic tradition from Plate, Aristotle, and Augustine to Schleiermacher and Dilthey in order to reformulate the question of being on the basis of facticity and the everyday world. Specific themes deal with the history of ontology, the development of phenomenology and its relation to Hegelian dialectic, traditional theological and philosophical concepts of man, the present situation of philosophy, and influences of Aristotle, Luther, Kierkegaard, and Husserl on Heidegger's own thinking. Students of Heidegger will find initial breakthroughs in his unique elaboration of the meaning of human experience and the "question of being," which received mature expression in Being and Time.

Author Bio

John van Buren is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is author of The Young Heidegger: Rumor of the Hidden King, and co-editor of Reading Heidegger from the Start: Essays in His Earliest Thought.


“With thematic trajectories pointing both toward and beyond Being and Time, this translation . . . is of enormous significance for students of the development of Heidegger's early thought.”
 — Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Boston University

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