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This brand new translation of Martin Heidgger's Mindfulness (Besinnung) makes available in English for the first time Heidegger's second major being-historical treatise. Here Heidegger returns to and elaborates in detail many of the individual dimensions of the historically self-showing and transforming allotments of be-ing. In addition to the main text, this volume also i ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published June 22nd 2006 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published 1997)
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Nov 13, 2007 Tony rated it it was amazing
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This is where Heidegger really starts to make sense. If you've read it, that may sound like a really counter-intuitive statement, as he's never more linguistically obscure, but if you just roll around with it for a while, pure genius, and never more relevant than now.
Apr 25, 2009 Adam rated it it was amazing
His second (^) being-historical treatise, this one is far more layered than Being and Time. My impression is that he sees language as inherently metaphysical. The destruktion of metaphysics, therefore, far from adopting a contrary stance, detaches itself at each moment from the metaphysical language in which it cannot but proceed. Metaphysics is viewed (implicitly, never explicitly) as a powerful resource. What is produced is a stance of sustained-becoming - the contradiction between becoming an ...more
Feb 12, 2015 Cameron rated it it was amazing
Very powerful stuff. Mindfulness, along with Contributions, is one of the bedrocks of Heidegger's late thought and hands-down among the most fascinating and difficult philosophical works I've grappled with. This volume is an insanely demanding read and the event horizon with regard to Heidegger's neologisms and technical terms. At this level, it's not hard to see why even serious philosophers dismiss his thought as impenetrable or just terrible poetry.

Despite all that, the deeper contours of Hei
Feb 17, 2012 Abol is currently reading it
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Truth as clearing, as uncoveredness, as Heidegger calls it as opposed to propositional truth. I found very alluring vision in this. So I bought the book after returning to it on the shelves of Borders, York. Marked it in my mind to read.
Mar 24, 2010 Genjiro marked it as unfinished
This, along with Metaphysics and Being and Time, is one of the most difficult books I've encountered by Heidegger.
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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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