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Offering a full-scale study of the theory of reality hidden beneath modern logic, The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic, a lecture course given in 1928, illuminates the transitional phase in Heidegger's thought from the existential analysis of Being and Time to the overcoming of metaphysics in his later philosophy. In a searching exposition of the metaphysical problems und ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 22nd 1984 by Indiana University Press (first published 1978)
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Don Robertson
I am sure this work deserves more than a "3" rating from some specialized readers of philosophy. I read it cover-to-cover though, and that is where I end up with it.

This work is a compilation of lectures and lecture notes. The writing style is awkward. The language usage -perhaps due to it being a translation- is only middling. There are loads of new usages for words that never before had such meanings, and most likely will never again have those meanings.

There is an interesting and simple expla
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Page 18 provides an insightful exposition of thinking as comportment, or rather as an activity that has levels or detail and one is aware of these to different degrees. The arguments about the closeness between being and thought seem logical. However, there is still some lack of clarity. Heidegger screwed up a little bit in terms of providing examples and stuff.
Andreas Ohland
Since this book is not an easy read for a few relaxed afternoons,I continue to read it again and again. It has a great level of conversations, sources and letters going back in the search of many philosophers throughout history on the subject and lends itself for much closer examination, again and again.
Thou Mr. Heidegger himself, and his affiliation with fascism, is a huge caveat and must be taken into close consideration while reading.
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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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