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Metaphysics of German Idealism: A New Interpre Tation of Schelling s - Philosophical Investigations Into Essence of Human Freedom Matter

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This volume comprises the lecture course that Heidegger gave in 1941 on the metaphysics of German Idealism. The first part of the lecture course contains a preliminary consideration of the distinction between ground and existence. The elucidation of the conceptual history includes a striking confrontation with Kierkegaard's and Jaspers' concepts of existence, as well as an elucidation of the concept of existence in Being and Time, which Heidegger distinguishes from the former concepts. Heidegger's self-interpretation is not an end in itself, however, but rather a way of pointing to Schelling's distinction between ground and existence, whose root and inner necessity and whose various versions Heidegger discusses subsequently.The second part of the lecture course is focused on Schelling's "freedom treatise," which Heidegger regards as the pinnacle of the metaphysics of German Idealism. Heidegger's consideration of Schelling's distinction between ground and existence finds its guiding thread in the introduction of the realms of being - eternal or finite, each being is a joining of the ground of existence and existence itself. In a subsequent overview, Heidegger discusses the relation of the distinction between ground and existence to the essence of human freedom and to the essence of the human. On the basis of this discussion, it becomes possible to grasp the connection between freedom and evil in Schelling's system.This important work by Heidegger, published here in English for the first time, will be of great interest to students and scholars of philosophy and to anyone interested in Heidegger's work.

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Translators' IntroductionINTRODUCTIONTHE NECESSITY OF A HISTORICAL THINKING
1. Schelling's Treatise as the Peak of the Metaphysics of German Idealism
2. Historical Thinking, Historiographic Explanation, Systematic Reflection
3. Elucidations of the Title of the Treatise
4. The Organization of the Treatise
5. Brief Excursus on a Further Misgiving (the Historiographic - the Current - That Which Has Been)PART IPRELIMINARY REFLECTION ON THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN GROUND AND EXISTENCE
6. The Core Section of the Treatise: The Distinction between Essence Insofar as It Exists and Essence Insofar as it Is Merely Ground of Existence
7. The Organization of the Preliminary ReflectionFirst ChapterThe Conceptual-Historical Elucidation of Ground and Existence
8. Essentia and Existentia
9. "Existence" and "Philosophy of Existence" (K. Jaspers)
10. Kierkegaard's Concept of Existence
11. Kierkegaard, "Philosophy of Existence," and Being and Time (1927)a) What Occasion Is There for Classifying Being and Time as "Philosophy of Existence"?) Analytic of Existence) Existence - As Understood in the Sense of Kierkegaard's Restriction of It) Philosophy of Anxiety, of the Nothing, of Death, of Care . . .) Philosophical Anthropologyb) Rejection of the Classification of Being and Time as Philosophy of Existence by Way of an Elucidation of the Concepts of Existence and Da-sein (Elucidations of Being and Time)) Existence and Dasein as Meaning "Actuality in General" (As Understood in Traditional Usage of Language)) Dasein as the Bodily-Psychic-Rational Being-Actual of the Human, and Existence as the Subjectivity of Self-Being (Jaspers)) "Existentiell" and "Existential" Concepts of Existence) "Understanding of Being" as the Decisive Determination of Dasein and Existence in Being and Time) Dasein, Temporality, and Time) Temporality, Da-sein, Existence) Anxiety, Death, Guilt, the Nothing within the Realm of Questioning in Being and Time) The "Essence" of Da-sein) Understanding of Being, and Being) Being and the Human - Anthropomorphism
12. Preliminary Interpretation of Schelling's Concept of Existence
13. The Inceptive Impetuses Determining the Essence of Ground and Their Historical TransformationSecond ChapterThe Root of Schelling's Distinction between Ground and Existence
14. Elucidation of the Essential Determination of Being as Willinga) The Essential Predicates of Being) Ground-lessness) Eternity) Independence from Time) Self-Affirmationb) Justification of the Predicates of Beingc) In What Way Willing Is Sufficient for the Predicates of Beingd) Being in Its Highest and Ultimate Jurisdiction
15. Being as Willing as the Root of the Distinction between Ground and ExistenceThird ChapterThe Inner Necessity of Schelling's Distinction between Ground and ExistenceFourth ChapterThe Various Formulations of Schelling's Distinction between Ground and Existence
16. The Proper Aim of the Interpretation of the Freedom Treatise: Reaching the Fundamental Position of the Metaphysics of German Idealism. Evil and the System
17. Transition from the Preliminary Reflection to the Interpretation of the Core Section of the Treatise and of the Latter ItselfPART IIAN INTERPRETATION OF THE CORE SECTION, "THE ELUCIDATION OF THE DISTINCTION" BETWEEN GROUND AND EXISTENCE
18. The "Elucidation of the Distinction" as the Presentation of Beings as a Whole (God, World, Human)First ChapterThe Reflection that Takes God as a Starting Point
19. The Direct Elucidation: The Presentation of the Being of Beings "in" God. Philosophy as Unconditional Knowledge of the Absolute in Contrast to Theology and Mathematics. The Various Senses of the Word "Nature"a) Philosophy and Theologyb) Philosophy and Mathematicsc) The Concept of the Absolute in Schelling and Hegel
20. The Analogical Elucidation: Presentation of the Correspondence Between the Stations of the Being of the Absolute
21. The Circularity of the Distinction Between Ground and Existence
22. Summary of What Was Said about the Distinction in God
23. Excursus: The Unconditional Precedence of the Certainty (That Is to Say, Concurrently: the Beingness) of the AbsoluteSecond ChapterThe Reflection that Takes its Point of Departure from Things
24. The Ground in God as "Originary Yearning"
25. Creation as Formation through the Imagination; the Creature as "Image"Third ChapterThe Reflection that Takes its Point of Departure from the Human
26. The Necessity of Creation and the Essence of the Human as the Proper Creature in which God Himself Reveals Himself
27. Human Will as "Divine Glimpse of Life" and "Seed of God"CONCLUSIONOVERVIEW
28 The "Distinction" and the Essence of Freedom and of Human Freedom in Particular
29 The "Distinction" in its Full Essence
30. The "Distinction" and the Essence of the Human
31. The Essence of Evil
32. Evil and the System
33. The System and the Truth (Certainty) of Beings as a Whole
34. What Confrontation Means with Respect to MetaphysicsRECAPITULATIONS AND COURSE OF THE INTERPRETATIONRecapitulation of 14 JanuaryRecapitulation of 21 JanuaryRecapitulation of 28 JanuaryRecapitulation of 4 FebruaryRecapitulation of 11 FebruaryRecapitulation of 18 FebruaryRecapitulation of 25 FebruaryRecapitulation of 4 MarchRecapitulation of 11 MarchAPPENDIXPreliminary Glimpses and DirectivesTransitional Reflection on HegelThe Confrontation with the Metaphysics of German Idealism and with Metaphysics in GeneralSupplement (Leibniz)German-English GlossaryEnglish-German GlossaryGreek/Latin-English Lexicon

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Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century and the author of numerous works including Being and Time.

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This volume comprises the lecture course that Heidegger gave in 1941 on the metaphysics of German Idealism. The first part of the lecture course contains a preliminary consideration of the distinction between ground and existence. The elucidation of the conceptual history includes a striking confrontation with Kierkegaard's and Jaspers' concepts of existence, as well as an elucidation of the concept of existence in Being and Time, which Heidegger distinguishes from the former concepts. Heidegger's self-interpretation is not an end in itself, however, but rather a way of pointing to Schelling's distinction between ground and existence, whose root and inner necessity and whose various versions Heidegger discusses subsequently.

The second part of the lecture course is focused on Schelling's "freedom treatise," which Heidegger regards as the pinnacle of the metaphysics of German Idealism. Heidegger's consideration of Schelling's distinction between ground and existence finds its guiding thread in the introduction of the realms of being - eternal or finite, each being is a joining of the ground of existence and existence itself. In a subsequent overview, Heidegger discusses the relation of the distinction between ground and existence to the essence of human freedom and to the essence of the human. On the basis of this discussion, it becomes possible to grasp the connection between freedom and evil in Schelling's system.

This important work by Heidegger, published here in English for the first time, will be of great interest to students and scholars of philosophy and to anyone interested in Heidegger's work.

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"Unlike the course he offered on the same subject five years earlier, Heidegger's 1941 lectures on Schelling's 'freedom treatise' demonstrate his decisive break from 'metaphysics,' including German idealism, and allow us to see more clearly the radical reorientation of his later thought. No less fascinating is the large portion of the present volume devoted to an interpretation of Kierkegaard's concept of existence and its relation to the (so-called) 'existentialism' of Being and Time. This excellent translation is a must-read for students and scholars alike."Taylor Carman, Barnard College"Heidegger's lecture course from 1941 not only attempts a new interpretation of Schelling's essay on the essence of human freedom, extending his 1936 treatment of that same text, but contains a wealth of material on Heidegger's ongoing reflections on the history of metaphysics and an important series of elucidations of Being and Time. This careful and sensitive translation will not only be of great interest to scholars of German Idealism, but is essential reading for anyone following Heidegger's own philosophical development."William McNeill, DePaul University

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Authors Heidegger, Martin Heidegger, Ian Alexander Moore, Rodrigo Therezo
Assisted by Ian Alexander Moore (Translation), Rodrigo Therezo (Translation)
Publisher Polity Press
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.05.2021
 
EAN 9781509540105
ISBN 978-1-5095-4010-5
No. of pages 180
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Philosophy
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Philosophy: antiquity to present day

Philosophie, Deutscher Idealismus, Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Kontinentalphilosophie, Allg. Philosophie, Philosophie des 20. Jhd., 20th Century Philosophy

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