Heidegger and Unconcealment: Truth, Language, and History

Heidegger and Unconcealment: Truth, Language, and History

by Mark A. Wrathall

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Heidegger and Unconcealment: Truth, Language, and History by Mark A. Wrathall

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780511861611
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 764 KB

About the Author

Mark A. Wrathall received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of How to Read Heidegger (2005) and the editor of numerous collections, including A Companion to Heidegger (2005), Religion after Metaphysics (2003) and A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism (2006).

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