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 Using published and unpublished lectures and other recently available texts by Heidegger, the authors in this anthology retrace the development and significance of Heidegger's early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.