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Contributions to Philosophy (of the Event)

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Martin Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy reflects his famous philosophical "turning." In this work, Heidegger returns to the question of being from its inception in Being and Time to a new questioning of being as event. Heidegger opens up the essential dimensions of his thinking on the historicality of being that underlies all of his later writings. Contributions was ...more
Hardcover, 456 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Indiana University Press (first published 1989)
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The stormy skies of a mind approaching greatness. Contributions is where Heidegger secures his legacy and initiates the "turning" to Being as event that defines his enigmatic later work. This book contains loosely structured meditations on the history of Being, space and time and the "being-there" that constitutes the foundation of human reality. In other words, the sort of discussions that are guaranteed to clear a room.

This is serious stuff, even for a Heidegger enthusiast. Working through the
David Allcott
This is an extraordinary book in many ways. The depth of phenomenological insight is shocking. What it says is really deep but reachable - and every sentence requires thinking. Whereas, at times, Being and Time, seems ambiguous (he claims purposefully), in Contributions he always bold and clear. Of course one need be meticulous about his use of terms - some of which are only fully disclosed in his earlier and contemporary lecture texts.

It ties together much of his major work in "Being and Time",
Alex Obrigewitsch
My favorite Heidegger. What to say (What can I say?)?
The leap attempted; the openning of the space beyond and yet anterir to philosophy as we know it, into that which is and is not philosophy.
I need to re-read this. These words will ever remain on my tongue.
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If anyone knows why a second translation was made a mere 10 years after the first, and that the first wasn't merely revised. . . Anyone?
Heidegger on the cusp of greatness, necessary reading to really get into Mindfulness.
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Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) was a German philosopher whose work is perhaps most readily associated with phenomenology and existentialism, although his thinking should be identified as part of such philosophical movements only with extreme care and qualification. His ideas have exerted a seminal influence on the development of contemporary European philosophy. They have also had an impact far beyo ...more
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