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This is the first time that this seminal collection of fourteen essays by Martin Heidegger (originally published in German under the title Wegmarken) has appeared in English in its complete form. The volume includes new or first-time translations of seven essays and thoroughly revised, updated versions of the other seven. Among the new translations are such key essays as "On the Essence of Ground," "On the Question of Being," and "Hegel and the Greeks." Spanning a period from 1919 to 1961, these essays have become established points of reference for all those with a serious interest in Heidegger. Now edited for the first time by an experienced Heidegger translator and scholar, they will prove an essential resource for all students of Heidegger, whether they work in philosophy, literary theory, religious studies, or intellectual history.
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"McNeill...has done scholars of contemporay thought a great service by bringing together for the first time in English a translation of Heidegger's classic collection of 14 pieces Wegmarken, as it is now found in volume 9 of his Gesamtausabe....All the translations are uniformly excellent, making this text an excellent choice for all collections supporting undergraduate and graduate programs in philosophy." Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521433624
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Pages: 399
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Preface to the German Edition
Comments on Karl Jaspers's Psychology of Worldviews (1919/21) 1
Phenomenology and Theology (1927) 39
From the Last Marburg Lecture Course (1928) 63
What Is Metaphysics? (1929) 82
On the Essence of Ground (1929) 97
On the Essence of Truth (1930) 136
Plato's Doctrine of Truth (1931/32, 1940) 155
On the Essence and Concept of [actual symbol not reproducible] in Aristotle's Physics B, 1 (1939) 183
Postscript to "What Is Metaphysics?" (1943) 231
Letter on "Humanism" (1946) 239
Introduction to "What Is Metaphysics?" (1949) 277
On the Question of Being (1955) 291
Hegel and the Greeks (1958) 323
Kant's Thesis about Being (1961) 337
Notes 365
References 379
Editor's Postscript to the German Edition 383
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