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Heidegger and Unconcealment: Truth, Language, and History
This book includes ten essays that trace the notion of unconcealment as it develops from Heidegger s early writings to his later work, shaping his philosophy of truth, language, and history. Unconcealment is the idea that what entities are depends on the conditions that allow them to manifest themselves. This concept, central to Heidegger s work, also applies to worlds in ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published October 31st 2010)
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brain hurts- in a good way. reading this, i can imagine why he would be such an inspiring lecturer. he always comes at ideas from new angles, he has entire new arguments that seem very convincing, about truth conditions more than correspondence, on ‘unconcealment’, on ‘idle talk’, on ‘conversation’ more than ‘discourse’, on religious world ‘disclosure’. this work was wrathall’s ten year project, so he has done the heavy lifting in translations and various interpretations, thus this work is easy ...more
An outstanding work of Heideggerian scholarship and one of my best reads of the year. These ten essays are clear and compelling expositions of the hugely complex conceptual core of Heidegger's work. To visit the late Heidegger's world is to travel through a Borgesian labyrinth to a control room containing the pure ontological machinery of human reality. Wrathall's essays, the labors of a decade of living inside that world, are perhaps the best introduction to the rewards of reading this difficul ...more