Introduction to Metaphysics: Second Edition

Introduction to Metaphysics: Second Edition

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This new edition of one of Heidegger’s most important works features a revised and expanded translators’ introduction and an updated translation, as well as the first English versions of Heidegger’s draft of a portion of the text and of his later critique of his own lectures. Other new features include an afterword by Petra Jaeger, editor of the German text.

“This revised edition of the translation of Heidegger’s 1935 lectures, with its inclusion of helpful new materials, superbly augments the excellent translation provided in the first edition. The result is a richly rewarding volume, to be recommended to every student of Heidegger’s works, whether a novice or a long-time reader.”—Daniel Dahlstrom, Boston University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300186123
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Edition description: Second Edition, 2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 607,724
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. Gregory Fried is professor of philosophy at Suffolk University. Richard Polt is professor of philosophy at Xavier University, Cincinnati.

Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction to the Second Edition vii

Selected Bibliography xxvii

Translator's Outline xxx

Table of Contents from the Gesamtausgabe Edition xxxvi

Introduction to Metaphysics

Prefactory Note xlv

Chapter 1 The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics 1

Chapter 2 On the Grammar and Etymology of the Word "Being" 57

Chapter 3 The Question of the Essence of Being 82

Chapter 4 The Restriction of Being 102

1 Being and Becoming 105

2 Being and Seeming 107

3 Being and Thinking 128

4 Being and the Ought 219

Appendix I For a Critique of the Lecture Course 231

Appendix II First Version of Manuscript Pages 31-36 235

Editor's Afterword 248

German-English Glossary 253

Acknowledgments 275

Index 277

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