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Schelling's Treatise: On the Essence of Human Freedom
Heidegger's lectures delivered at the University of Freiburg in 1936 on Schelling's Treatise On Human Freedom came at a crucial turning point in Heidegger's development. He had just begun his study to work out the term “Ereignis.” Heidegger's interpretation of Schelling's work reveals a dimension of his thinking which has never been previously published in English.
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Paperback, 204 pages
Published March 15th 1985 by Ohio University Press
(first published March 1985)
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Heidegger asks in the first few chapters if system and freedom are compatible. Because of the nature of evil, the absolute must be an "eternal becoming." The first chapters are much clearer than the last chapters. It is very difficult to understand, but basically the absolute is ground and existence. The absolute is in "eternal becoming" from ground to existence. This isn't something that occurs in time so it is difficult to comprehend. I may be mangling heidegger, but it seems the absolute is b ...more
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 ...moreMore about Martin Heidegger...