Reading Heidegger from the Start

Essays in His Earliest Thought

Edited by Theodore Kisiel & John van Buren

Subjects: Continental Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Paperback : 9780791420683, 480 pages, October 1994
Hardcover : 9780791420676, 480 pages, November 1994

Table of contents


Theodore Kisiel

Part I: Topic Indication Way

1. Martin Heidegger's One Path
Hans-Georg Gadamer
translated by P. Christopher Smith

2. Heidegger: Reading against the Grain
Th. C.W. Oudemans

Part II: The First Years of Breakthrough

3. Making Logic Philosophical Again (1912-1916)
Steven Galt Crowell

4. Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Lebensphilosophie: Heidegger's Confrontation with Husserl, Dilthey, and Jaspers
Istvan M. Feher

5. Philosophy as Primordial Science in Heidegger's Courses of 1919
George Kovacs

Part III: Destruction

6. Heidegger's Ontological "Destruction" of Western Intellectual Traditions
Jeffrey Andrew Barash

7. Repetition and Tradition: Heidegger's Destructuring of the Distinction Between Essence and Existence in Basic Problems of Phenomenology
Robert Bernasconi

8. Destruction and moment
Otto Poeggeler
translated by Daniel Magurshak

Part IV: The Retrieval of Primal Christianity

9. Martin Heidegger, Martin Luther
John van Buren

10. Heidegger (1920-21) on Becoming a Christian: A Conceptual Picture Show
Theodore Kisiel

Part V: Aristotle

11. Being and Time: A "Translation" of the Nicomachean Ethics?
Franco Volpi
translated by John Protevi

12. The Place of Aristotle in the Development of Heidegger's Phenomenology
Walter Brogan

Part VI: Husserl

13. Heidegger's Critique of Husserl
Daniel O. Dahlstrom

14. Phenomenological Reduction and the Double Life of the Subject
Rudolf Bernet
translated by Francois Renaud

15. The Husserlian Heritage in Heidegger's Notion of the Self
Jacques Taminiaux
translated by Francois Renaud

Part VII: Back to Kant

16. Heidegger's Kant-Courses at Marburg
Daniel O. Dahlstrom

17. The Kantian Schema of Heidegger's Late Marburg Period
Frank Schalow

Part VIII: The Question of Ethics

18. Sorge and Kardia: The Hermeneutic of Factical Life and the Categories of the Heart
John D. Caputo

19. The Ethical and Young Hegelian Motives in Heidegger's Hermeneutics of Facticiy
Jean Grondin

Part IX: Toward the Later Heidegger and Back

20. The "Factical Life" of Dasein: From the Early Freiburg Courses to Being and Time
David Farrell Krell

21. The Truth is not of Knowledge
John Sallis

22. The First Principle of Hermeneutics
Will McNeill





Devoted to the rediscovery of Heidegger’s earliest thought leading up to his magnum opus of 1927, Being and Time.


Reading Heidegger from the Start is devoted to the rediscovery of Heidegger's earliest thought leading up to his magnum opus of 1927, Being and Time. Using published and unpublished lectures and other recently available texts by Heidegger, the authors in this anthology retrace the development and significance of Heidegger's early interpretations of Aristotle, Husserl, St. Paul, Augustine, Luther, Kierkegaard, Dilthey, Jaspers, and Kant. In addition to the usual questions of being and time and truth and the self, contributors venture discussions of Heidegger's very first explorations of the end of philosophy and its destruction, logic and language, ethics and theology, the retrieval of primal Christianity, factic life as precursor to Dasein, the turn as re-turn, and a hermeneutic phenomenology focused on "formal indication" (the latter a hitherto unknown theme illustrated in this book).

Theodore Kisiel is Professor of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University, and he is the author of The Genesis of Heidegger's Being and Time. John van Buren is Assistant Professor at Fordham University, and he is the author of The Young Heidegger: Rumor of the Hidden King.