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The Path’s Forking: Toward a dialetheic account of Heidegger’s Truth

Andrej Jovićević

[I]t is not that Theaetetus’ answer should be assimilated to empiricism and rejected on such grounds, but rather that this answer assimilates unhiddenness to presence (what-is-present, phantasia) to the point where the two terms become identical.

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Heidegger on Being
Self-Concealing

Katherine Withy

There is much to be said about being’s shining out and its various modes, as well as about disclosing and how it is correlated with being as a dimension of third-plank unconcealing (i.e., das Ereignis). Indeed, there is much to be said about worlding, which is a way of thinking third-plank unconcealing that receives comparatively little attention in Heidegger’s corpus. There is presumably also more to be said about being’s self-concealing—not only about the fact that being conceals itself but also about how we experience and express that self-concealing.

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Disclosive breakdown at common law

Doug C. Wise

All of which leaves us with the classic Heideggerian question: the Grundmerismus discloses a fundamental difference—in what dimension is that difference embedded? What subtends the distinction between ontotheology and finitude, that from which the two emerge in their difference?

Heidegger on Plato, Truth, and Unconcealment: The 1931–32 Lecture on The Essence of Truth [PDF]

Mark Wrathall

The whole allegory is about the process by which we become capable of bringing things into unhiddenness, and yet unhiddenness as an event itself is not fully thematized.

Modern Natural Science and Technology (1976)

Martin Heidegger

Heidegger’s last letter.


Conference

Heidegger on Nietzsche

June 20-21, Lisbon and online

The conference will explore and discuss Martin Heidegger’s reading and reception of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideas.


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Heidegger’s Being
The Shimmering Unfolding

Richard Capobianco

The “first inception” among the ancient Greeks glimpsed Being as pure giving and granting, and the “other inception,” which is breaking in upon human beings in the present time, retrieves the first inception and brings into fresh language the giving, letting, appropriating character of Beyng itself, namely, as Ereignis.

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The Origin of the Work of Art

Gregory Schufreider

Original PDF.

If art involves an ontological determination, then this is to insist that a time-space of unconcealment is not only opened up in the conflict between world and Earth but that what Heidegger designates as “the truth of being” happens historically in ontical creations that are stationed in the midst of beings to set a standard for their appearance as phenomena.

Heidegger’s Transcendental Phenomenology in the Light of Husserl’s Project of First Philosophy

Dermot Moran

Where Heidegger speaks of the inquiry into the meaning of being as the most basic and concrete of questions, Hussed agrees, but he comments in the margin that this is a "transcendental-phenomenological question" about the constitutive meaning of being.

Being and Time section 7
Method: Phenomenology

Thomas Sheehan

As Heidegger puts it, the fact that something is not this or that is what constitutes that thing’s being.

§ 7 of the paraphrastic translation in the Being and Time app updated.


Heidegger and the Question Concerning Biology: Life, Soul, and Nature in the Early Aristotle Lecture Courses

David Storey

The point is that Heidegger approaches ontology in terms of movement rather than things,that the main movement he is concerned with is that of life, and that early on, life is conceived not merely as the temporal movement of human Dasein, but in a wider sense to include both humans and other living things.

Tracy Burr Strong

Obituary

6 Aug 1943 — 11 May 2022


The Argument against Need (for the Being-in-Itself of Entities)

Martin Heidegger

Translated by

Tobias Keiling and Ian Alexander Moore

Being-in-itself is dependent on the human being insofar as being always already shelters within itself the clearing of essencing that is safeguarded by the human essence, but in such a way that this human essence itself belongs to the essence of being, from which that being-in-itself comes forth.

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Heidegger on Deep Time and Being-in-Itself: Introductory Thoughts on “The Argument against Need”

Tobias Keiling and Ian Alexander Moore


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Heidegger and the Holy

Edited by Richard Capobianco

The religious and spiritual resonance of Heidegger’s language is unmistakable. His language of “the holy” as “the source” and “the gladsome” that pours forth “light” and abiding “joy” for humans and for all beings is a religious and spiritual language—which certainly has metaphysical and theological implications.

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The Forms still rule us from their graves—notes on Common Good Constitutionalism

Doug C. Wise

'House in general' is ontologically prior to houses; a history of houses might be attempted but 'house in general' has no history, it always already was, it pre-exists houses.

On Heidegger on Education and Questioning

Babette Babich

[O]ne repays a teacher badly if one remains a student or a follower much less an acolyte, reflecting that the teacher has, just in order to be a teacher, to withdraw as such[.]

Being and Time Untitled Exergue

Thomas Sheehan

What shows up within the clearing and thus is understandable becomes actually understood when it is taken as having such-and-such a meaning (Bedeutung), whether that meaning is correct or not—the way, for example, an Athenian juror in 399 BCE might take Socrates to be a threat to the city-state.

A letter from Martin Heidegger to Elisabeth Blochmann, 1929

Martin Heidegger

Translated by

Ian Alexander Moore

For the truth of our Dasein is no simple thing.

A Place of Encounter with a Divine. Heidegger on the Spatiality of Religious Experience

Martin Nitsche

In both texts space is understood as opened: in Contributions as an empty between-space, and in Agchibasié as an opened landscape (Gegend).

The irreconcilable self in Heidegger’s logic of authenticity and event [PDF]

James Bahoh

Beyng as event serves as a ground for many things, including Dasein and the worlds in which we encounter other beings. But the nature of this grounding can be rather unclear.

Science, Logic, and the Nothing as Such:
On the Newly Discovered Original Version of Heidegger's "What Is Metaphysics?"

Ian Alexander Moore

I would like to take seriously the possibility that Heidegger was attempting to understand the Nothing on its own terms. This was, to be sure, a path Heidegger did not follow for long. But one of its forks leads to a destination that Heidegger would arrive at only in the mid-1930s, albeit by way of a different route.

Orexodynamics of Purpose and Desire

Doug C. Wise

Turner’s Überschreitung aims at understanding biological being as a structure of existence in Heidegger’s sense; it seeks to establish and determine the structures of being-in-the-world in non-human biota.

The Nature of the Thing (Martin Heidegger, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida)
Introduction to 'Dearth: Deconstruction after Speculative Realism'

Phil Lynes

Reimagining Heidegger’s relational conciliation [Austrag] or hidden harmony [ἁρμονία ἀφανής] between thinking and things, the nothing of beings and the nothingness of beyng as a non-relational diaphora, dif-ference [unter-Schied], différance, indeed in terms of disinterest and indifference will be essential to my analyses of habituating oneself to nothing, and ultimately to the key Heraclitean fragment for any eco-deconstruction: φύσις κρύπτεσθαι φιλεῖ – nature loves to hide.

Temporalität in Heidegger’s Winter 1925/26 lectures

Renxiang Liu

But what if the “I” is not simply extra-temporal? What if it is understood, not as the subject in the sense of a substance, but as a horizon within which beings unfold themselves in events of truth (un-concealment)?

The Poetics of World: Origins of Poetic Theory in Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religious Life

Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei

The work of art, and in fact world in tension with earth, are seen as an event of aletheia, Heidegger’s term for truth as unconcealment (Unverborgenheit) (GA5: 21).

Heidegger: Bibliography of addresses and courses he took and taught: German and English

Daniel Fidel Ferrer

The most complete document of this kind yet.


Wittgenstein reads Heidegger, Heidegger reads Wittgenstein: Thinking Language Bounding World

Paul Livingston

This is the question of the historical truth of being, or of how being itself gives or grants itself in or as its event of Ereignis, by grounding – in various and historically variable ways -- the possibility of conceiving of and experiencing beings in their totality.

Shapeability – Aristotle on poiein-paschein and the other dimension of being in Heidegger

Magdalena Hoły-Łuczaj

I suggest the term “shapeability” for the dimension of disclosure of being (that is, the peculiar character of each being) through changes caused by a broad variety of interactions grounded in the dichotomous, passive-active capacity of beings for shaping and being shaped.

Continental Philosophy Discord Server

Kent Palmer

We host philosophy reading groups. Join us if you are interested in discussing philosophy with others in a reading group format.

Being There: Heidegger on Why Our Presence Matters

Lawrence Berger

Such an approach is bound to seem strange to modern sensibilities, but we have to look at what is at stake.

Martin Heidegger - What is the Meaning of Being? [Podcast]

Staffordshire University's Philosophy team

In many ways, Heidegger’s masterwork Being and Time is a 20th Century reflection on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

Call for papers

Heidegger and Schelling

June 24-26, 2022, Messkirch


Deeper into dopamine

Doug C. Wise

The objective of Gebsattel’s therapy was to reconstitute the conditions of the patient’s future. His method of treatment was to kick-start a cold Aussein auf etwas – ‘to be out for something’ – and thence to stoke the warming categorical desires of the care-structure.

The Heideggerian Triad of Ontical Ontological and Hermeneutical Approaches to Sein

Abdul Rahim Afaki

[I]nterpretation becomes complementary to phenomenological description in the triadic structure of Dasein being ontologico-ontically prior in phenomenological research and hermeneutically explicit in understanding.

Heidegger on Being and Acting
On Principles to Anarchy

Reiner Schürmann

The book. A project from Indiana University Press.

The “stamps” or principles belong to the epochs and wither away with them. Heidegger calls the other shape of presencing or of being the Ereignis, the event of appropriation. But, and this is crucial, “the Ereignis is not a new stamp of being belonging to the history of being.” That is my starting point.

Rhythm and Technics: On Heidegger’s Commentary on Rimbaud

Yuk Hui

[T]he Unknown grants the authority to poetry and philosophy, without which all will be reduced to science

On the Manifold Meaning of Aletheia: Brentano, Aristotle, Heidegger [PDF]

David Farrell Krell

[B]y exposing the manifold meaning of being according to Aristotle Brentano paves the way for putting an entire tradition into question.

Carlo Rovelli's misreading of Being and Time

Michael Eldred

Since we all as human beings stand out into this openness of three-dimensionally stretched time, Dasein is always already shared, prior to any possible individuation.

Heidegger and Foucault on the Subject, Agency and Practices

Hubert L. Dreyfus

The main difference between Heidegger and Foucault, then, is that Foucault sees Nietzsche as affirming a continual instability in the practices defining both the self and the culture, while Heidegger points to the importance of a non-metaphysical but nonetheless essential tendency towards gathering in the practices which he calls appropriation (Ereignis).

Letters from Heidegger to Elisabeth Blochmann (1930-1933) [PDF]

Martin Heidegger

Translated by Frank H. W. Edler

I don't believe we'll find ourselves again so long as we keep dogging the "current situation" instead of turning our backs on it in the knowledge that the origin of the history of our essential being in antiquity has to articulate itself in what we ourselves can be as existing beings.

Ontological possibility and the Red Queen [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

If indeed ontological possibility, a realm of openness (ein Offenheitsbereich), “ontological wiggle-room,” did evolve, how did it evolve?

Attention as the Way to Being

Lawrence Berger

Original PDF.

As essentially related to being, attention is the abyssal ground for all modes of human engagement, be they walking, talking, reflecting, etc. Its movement is the very movement of our being, which is how we participate in the being of all that is.

Being‐toward‐death in the Anthropocene
On the possibility of contributing‐toward‐the‐death‐of‐others
[PDF]

Magdalena Hoły-Łuczaj

From a special issue of Forum Philosophicum on Heidegger.

Interestingly, Heidegger diagnosed this transgression a few decades ago, claiming that the “process of annihilation encompasses the Earth” (Heidegger 2010, 11). By this token, the Anthropocene can be referred to as the age of annihilation.

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James M. Magrini Die Auseinandersetzung with Heidegger’s Phenomenological Ontology
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Patricia Glazebrook From φύσις to Nature, τέχνη to Technology
Carlo Rovelli Heidegger's Challenge
Taylor Carman Heidegger’s Disavowal of Metaphysics
Patricia Glazebrook Heidegger and Economics
Doug Wise Heidegger, Freud, and the other clearing
Richard Capobianco Heidegger on Hebel

Theodore Joseph Kisiel

Obituary

(October 30, 1930 — December 25, 2021)

A renowned authority on German philosopher Martin Heidegger, Theodore Kisiel is best known for his book The Genesis of Heidegger’s Being and Time, which remains the authoritative study of how Heidegger’s magnum opus came to be written.

Heidegger Redivivus

Georg Lukacs

1951. Response to "Letter on Humanism".

For Heidegger’s actual history would arise when the experience of this homelessness of man is phenomenologically grasped, clarified through the phenomenological view of essence, illuminated in its intentional objectivity, and then thought through ontologically in terms of the being on which it is based. Heidegger’s illusion consists in: that he thinks that in this way he can find a more real historicity than those who struggle with the real, objective historical process.

10 most viewed German Heidegger pages on beyng.com in 2021*

Text Page
Die Grundbegriffe der Metaphysik (GA 29/30) 7
Einführung in die Metaphysik (GA 40) 178
Sein und Zeit (Niemeyer) 14
Grundfragen der Philosophie (GA 45) 154
Der Satz vom Grund (GA 10) 34
Aus der Erfahrung des Denkens (GA 13) 198
Vorträge und Aufsätze (GA 7) 19
Logik: Die frage nach der Wahrheit (GA 21) 150
Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) (GA 65) 13
Holzwege (GA 5) 277

* excluding pages in last year's top ten.


Heidegger and Our Twenty-first Century Experience of Ge-Stell

Theodore Kisiel

Original PDF.

Against the current English favorite of “enframing,” I therefore propose an etymological translation of Ge-Stell from its Greek and Latin roots as “syn-thetic com-posit[ion]ing,” where the Greek-rooted adjective ‘synthetic’ adds the note of artifactuality and even artificiality to the system of positions and posits.

The Promise of Pain: (Di)spiriting the Geist of Heidegger’s Trakl

Ian Alexander Moore

Is Trakl looking forward to a new birth, as Heidegger claims, or is he lamenting a painful miscarriage, a tragedy of spirit that will soon drive him, not to the poetic sounding of silence, but to the irrevocable silence of suicide?

10 most viewed English Heidegger pages on beyng.com in 2021*

Text Page
Lectures and Essays "What Does Thinking Mean?" 129
Logic 178
Being and Time 34
Early Greek Thinking "Logos (Heraclitus, Fragment B 50)" 59
Pathmarks "On the Essence of Ground" 134
The Question Concerning Technology 15
Zollikon Seminars 158
Basic Questions of Philosophy 167
Parmenides 120
Discourse on Thinking "Conversation on a Country Path" 64

* excluding pages in last year's top ten.


The “Letter on Humanism”: Ek-sistence, Being, and Language

Andrew J. Mitchell

Original PDF.

Heidegger’s concern in the “Letter” with thinking is ultimately a concern with language. Thinking, the metaphysical privilege of the human, is an exposing of oneself to the dispensation, claim, and arriving of being such that this advent be brought to language.

Usage and Dispensation: Heidegger's Meditations on the Hand

David M Kleinberg-Levin

He seems to think that, when we write by hand, we are in closer, if not immediate contact with the event of meaning, for that which is written in this way preserves—maintains—the bodily felt dimensions of meaning carried by the gesture.

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Martin Heidegger

Translated by Ian Alexander Moore

Original PDF.

[T]he fundamental question of ontology, namely, that concerning the meaning of Being in general, receives its answer.

vermes Fremenque cano—new Dune, eternal recurrence, last god [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

The movie combines the theme of summons to appropriation, Zuruf des Ereignisses, with the theme of desert power in a single symbol—the crysknife.

Politics and Heidegger: Aristotle, Superman, and Žižek

Babette Babich

Eyeglasses are thereby revealed as being—this we recall out of the depths of our collective, cinematic imaginary—the original and all-purpose cybernetic signifier.

History as Decision and Event in Heidegger [PDF]

Eric Nelson

[Ereignis] is the self-generating event of history itself, what makes history as the immanent event and enactment of a being—and thus historiographical narrative and explanation—possible.

Much Ado About Nothing:
Heidegger vs. Carnap and the Continental-Analytic Split
[Podcast]

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In-der-Gott-seinlassen: a note on Spinoza’s Religion [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

[T]he truth of existence is the finitude of existence. The truth of existence is grasped – the ontological insight comes – in Angst or in some other ‘original experience,’ in einer ursprünglichen Erfahrung; some “decisive experience where we might learn with that abysmal depth the richness of being sheltering itself in the essential nothingness.”

Heidegger’s Hölderlin Lectures

Original PDF.

William McNeill

Far from being something to be overcome, such not being at home is something that has to be taken on, assumed as the very essence, the abode or dwelling place of the human being, an abode that prevails amid change and becoming, journeying and flowing.

A discussion of new book

Discourse Ontology
Body and the Construction of a World, from Heidegger through Lacan
[Podcast]

with the author

Christos Tombras



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