Interrogating the Tradition interprets figures in the history of Western thought from a broad, “continental” perspective. Divided into three major sectionshermeneutical thought, Heidegger and the Greeks, and the question of nature in German Idealismthe question of origins is central throughout and takes various shapes, all within the context of the history of Western philosophy. Addressed are the form inquiries take into manners by which we receive our philosophical tradition, the originary force of Plato and Aristotle in the formation of philosophical interpretations of time and human life, and inceptional concepts of nature in the nineteenth century.
The philosophers treated here are primarily ancient Greek and nineteenth-century German, but also included are careful discussions of Heidegger and Gadamer. Coming from both sides of the Atlantic and representing various approaches to the issues, the contributors showcase their work on one of the major cutting edges of philosophy.
Contributors to this book include Robert Bernasconi, Walter Brogan, Tina Chanter, Françoise Dastur, John Ellis, Günter Figal, Rodolphe Gasché, Jean Grondin, David Farrell Krell, Michael Naas, James Risser, John Russon, John Sallis, Charles E. Scott, Ben Vedder, and Jason M. Wirth.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Charles E. Scott is Edwin Earle Sparks Professor of Philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of many books, including The Time of Memory, also published by SUNY Press; On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Ethics and Politics; and The Question of Ethics: Nietzsche, Foucault, Heidegger.
John Sallis is Liberal Arts Professor of Philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of many books, including Double Truth, also published by SUNY Press; Shades: Of Painting at the Limit; and Stone.
Table of ContentsPreface
PART I. ON HERMENEUTICAL THOUGHT
1. Receiving the Tradition
2. Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Question of Community
3. On Thinking
Charles E. Scott
4. The Metaphyscial Background of Hermeneutics in Dilthey
5. Continental or Hermeneutical Philosophy: The Tragedies of Understanding in the Analytic and Continental Perspectives
PART II. HEIDEGGER AND THE GREEKS
7. Refraining from Dialectic: Heidegger's Interpretation of Plato in the Sophist Lectures
8. Heidegger's Interpretation of Aristotle on the Privative Character of Force and the Twofoldness of Being
9. Heidegger's Understanding of the Aristotelian Concept of Time
10. Heidegger, Aristotle, and Time in Basic Problems 19
11. Heidegger on Anaximander: Being and Justice
12. Krimskrams: Hege and the Current Controversy about the Beginnings of Philosophy
PART III. THE QUESTION OF NATURE IN GERMAN IDEALISM
13. Of Mere Form: On Kant's "Analytic of the Beautiful"
14. Hermeneutical Pressure and the Space of Dialectic: What Hegel Means by "Spirit"
15. Schelling and the Force of Nature
Jason M. Wirth
16. Contagium: Dire Forces of Nature in Novalis, Schelling, and Hegel
David Farrell Krell