Supplements

From the Earliest Essays to Being and Time and Beyond

By Martin Heidegger
Edited by John van Buren

Subjects: Heidegger
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Paperback : 9780791455067, 216 pages, September 2002
Hardcover : 9780791455050, 216 pages, October 2002

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Editor's Introduction

1. CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW:
Education, Teaching, Research and Publication
John van Buren

Student Period: Education
Student Period: Research and Publication
Early Freiburg Period
Marburg Period

2. PER MORTEM AD VITAM:
Thoughts on Johannes Jörgensen's Lies of Life and Truth of Life (1910)
John Protevi and John van Buren, translators

3. THE PROBLEM OF REALITY IN MODERN PHILOSOPHY (1912)
Philip J. Bossert and John van Buren, translators

4. THE CONCEPT OF TIME IN THE SCIENCE OF HISTORY (1915)
Harry S. Taylor, Hans W. Uffelmann, and John van Buren, translators

5. THE THEORY OF CATEGORIES AND MEANING IN DUNS SCOTUS
Author's Book Notice (1917)
John van Buren, translator
Conclusion: The Problem of Categories (1916)
Roderick M. Stewart and John van Buren, translators

6. LETTER TO FATHER ENGELBERT KREBS (1919)
John van Buren, translator

7. COMMENTS ON KARL JASPERS' PSYCHOLOGY OF WORLDVIEWS (1920)
John van Buren, translator

8. THE PROBLEM OF SIN IN LUTHER (1924)
John van Buren, translator

9. PHENOMENOLOGICAL INTERPRETATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH ARISTOTLE:
An Indication of the Hermeneutical Situation (1922)
John van Buren, translator

10. WILHELM DILTHEY'S RESEARCH AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A HISTORICAL WORLDVIEW (1925)
Charles Bambach, translator

Notes

Glossary

Secondary Bibliography

About the Contributors

A comprehensive anthology of Heidegger's early essays.

Description

This indispensable volume adds for the first time a comprehensive anthology of the most important of Martin Heidegger's recently discovered early essays. Translated by preeminent Heidegger scholars, these supplements to Heidegger's published corpus are drawn from his long series of early experimental, constantly supplemental attempts at rethinking philosophy. Written during 1910–1925, they precede Being and Time and point beyond to Heidegger's later writings, when his famous "turn" took, in part, the form of a "return" to his earliest writings.

Included are discussions of Nietzschean modernism, the mind's intentional relation to being and the problem of the external world, the concept of time in the human and natural sciences, the medieval theory of the categories of being, Jaspers's Kierkegaardian philosophy of existence and its relation to Husserl's phenomenology, being and factical life in Aristotle, the being of man and God in Luther's primal Christianity, and the relevance of Dilthey's philosophy of history for a new conception of ontology. A detailed chronological overview of Heidegger's early education, teaching, research, and publications is also included.

John van Buren is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Environmental Studies at Fordham University. He is the author of The Young Heidegger: Rumor of the Hidden King; coeditor of Reading Heidegger from the Start: Essays in His Earliest Thought, also published by SUNY Press; and translator of and commentator on Heidegger's 1923 lecture course Ontology—The Hermeneutics of Facticity.

Reviews

"Thanks to Professor van Buren, we finally have readable translations of these important early texts in versions that do what a translation is meant to do: provide access to the author's way of thinking … Modestly entitled 'supplements,' these texts are illuminating documents of the formative period of perhaps the twentieth century's most important philosopher." — Review of Metaphysics

"In this volume John van Buren continues the groundbreaking work he began with the publication of The Young Heidegger by collecting together hitherto unavailable and precious documents from the pre-history of Being and Time, arguably the most important book in twentieth-century European philosophy. Van Buren proves himself as incisive an editor and translator as he is an interpreter of this important period leading up to the publication of Heidegger's major work, and this collection will quickly become standard reading for any serious study of Being and Time." — John D. Caputo, author of Demythologizing Heidegger