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Contributions to Philosophy (of the Event) 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
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Published June 11th 2012 by Indiana University Press (first published 1989)
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David Allcott
Feb 10, 2012 David Allcott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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",
Dec 10, 2013 Cameron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Heidegger on the cusp of greatness, necessary reading to really get into Mindfulness.
Barış Özgür
a norrow path again, for stubborn questionners.
Tijmen Lansdaal
I could write a ton of books on this one, but I'm afraid that most of them will be a pain to read: I've kinda lost 'faith' in Heidegger here. Sadly, I'm beginning to see consistencies in his philosophy that are utterly dull and uninteresting to me.
Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
Dec 02, 2012 Nathan "N.R." Gaddis marked it as i-want-money  ·  review of another edition
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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?
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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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“The last god has his own most unique uniqueness and stands outside of the calculative determination expressed in the labels “mono-theism,” “pan-theism,” and “a-theism.” There has been “monotheism,” and every other sort of “theism,” only since the emergence of Judeo-Christian “apologetics,” whose thinking presupposes “metaphysics.” With the death of this God, all theisms wither away. The multiplicity of gods is not subject to enumeration but, instead, to the inner richness of the grounds and abysses in the site of the moment for the lighting up and concealment of the intimation of the last god.” 3 likes
“(What counts as that which is is the present, the actual, to which the necessary and the possible are at first merely related—the usual example from the history of the first beginning.) The sheltering is itself carried out in and as Da-sein. That happens, and gains and loses history, in the steadfast care-taking which in advance pertains to the event though scarcely has knowledge of the event. This care-taking, conceived not on the basis of everydayness but from the selfhood of Dasein, abides in various mutually requisite modes: the fabrication of implements, the instituting of machinations (technology), the creation of works, the acts that form states, and thoughtful sacrifice. In all of these, in each one differently, a pre-forming and co-forming of cognition and of essential knowledge as the grounding of truth. “Science” only a remote scion of a determinate permeation of implement-production, etc.; nothing autonomous and never to be brought into connection with the essential knowledge of the inventive thinking of being (philosophy).” 1 likes
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