Heidegger and Unconcealment: Truth, Language, and History

Heidegger and Unconcealment: Truth, Language, and History

by Mark A. Wrathall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521739128

ISBN-13: 9780521739122

Pub. Date: 11/01/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book includes ten essays that trace the notion of unconcealment as it develops from Heidegger’s early writings to his later work, shaping his philosophy of truth, language, and history. “Unconcealment” is the idea that what entities are depends on the conditions that allow them to manifest themselves. This concept, central to

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This book includes ten essays that trace the notion of unconcealment as it develops from Heidegger’s early writings to his later work, shaping his philosophy of truth, language, and history. “Unconcealment” is the idea that what entities are depends on the conditions that allow them to manifest themselves. This concept, central to Heidegger’s work, also applies to worlds in a dual sense: first, a condition of entities manifesting themselves is the existence of a world; and second, worlds themselves are disclosed. The unconcealment or disclosure of a world is the most important historical event, and Heidegger believes there have been a number of quite distinct worlds that have emerged and disappeared in history. Heidegger’s thought as a whole can profitably be seen as working out the implications of the original understanding of unconcealment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521739122
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
939,790
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Truth and Disclosure:
1. Unconcealment;
2. The conditions of truth in Heidegger and Davidson;
3. On the 'existential positivity of our ability to be deceived';
4. Heidegger on Plato, truth, and unconcealment: the 1931-32 lecture on The Essence of Truth;
Part II. Language:
5. Social constraints on conversational content: Heidegger on Rede and Gerede;
6. Conversation, language, saying and showing;
7. The revealed word and world disclosure: Heidegger and Pascal on the phenomenology of religious faith;
Part III. Historical Worlds:
8. Philosophers, thinkers, and Heidegger's place in the history of being;
9. Between the earth and the sky: Heidegger on life after the death of God;
10. Nietzsche and the metaphysics of truth.

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