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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Heidegger - Basic Questions of Philosophy
Basic Questions of Philosophy
(Studies in Continental Thought)
by Martin Heidegger
# Hardcover: 216 pages
# Publisher: Indiana University Press (June 24, 2004)
In this lecture course, presented in 1937-38, Heidegger's task is to reassert the question of the essence of truth, not as a problem of logic but precisely as the basic question of philosophy.
The concept of truth plays a vital role in Heidegger's thought, and Basic Questions, a lecture course that Heidegger gave in 1937-38, offers a helpful elucidation of truth as he sees it. Frequently, philosophers think of truth as statements that match reality: "the lights are on in the lecture hall" is true if the lights are in fact on there. For Heidegger, this seeming commonplace is absurd. Truth in his view is the openness or unconcealment of being, a position that he traces to the pre-Socratics. He deploys his immense learning to trace the eclipse of the pre-Socratic notion throughout the history of philosophy by the doctrine of truth as correspondence. This excellent translation will be of great value to students of Heidegger's thought.
David Gordon, Bowling Green State Univ., Ohio
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