The Beginning of Western Philosophy: Interpretation of Anaximander and Parmenides

2015.10.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Heidegger, The Beginning of Western Philosophy: Interpretation of Anaximander and Parmenides, Richard Rojcewicz (tr.),
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2015.10.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Heidegger, The Beginning of Western Philosophy: Interpretation of Anaximander and Parmenides, Richard Rojcewicz (tr.), Indiana University Press, 2015, 219pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780253015532. Reviewed by William McNeill, DePaul University "Our mission: the cessation of philosophizing?" With this provocative suggestion, Heidegger opens his lectures on Anaximander and Parmenides, delivered at the University of Freiburg in the summer semester of 1932. Published as volume 35 of the Gesamtausgabe (Complete Edition), these lectures offer an invaluable aid in filling out our understanding of the complicated transition that Heidegger's thought undergoes between Being and Time (1927) and Introduction to Metaphysics (1935), as well as the subsequent path of the "history of being" (or "history of beyng," as it frequently appears, using the archaic Seyn instead of Sein) and the "event" (Ereignis). That these. . .

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