Division III of Heidegger's Being and Time: The Unanswered Question of Being

2016.05.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lee Braver (ed.), Division III of Heidegger's Being and Time: The Unanswered Question of Being, MIT Press, 2015, $45.00 (hbk),
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2016.05.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lee Braver (ed.), Division III of Heidegger's Being and Time: The Unanswered Question of Being, MIT Press, 2015, $45.00 (hbk), 362pp., ISBN 9780262029681. Reviewed by Sacha Golob, King's College London Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit is, famously, an unfinished work, rushed in to print in the face of awkward questions from an appointments committee about Heidegger’s lack of publications (Ga14:99; see the list of abbreviations below). Until the 7th edition in 1953 the published text was labelled as the “first half” of the work, and yet a glance at the plan set out in SZ shows how optimistic even this was (SZ: 39-40). Part 2, intended to be an exercise in the “destruction”, in Heidegger’s distinctive sense of that term, of “traditional ontology”, is entirely missing.  So is the third Division of Part 1, a Division whose title would have been “Time and Being”. It is this omission which is philosophically more. . .

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