Tag: Martin Heidegger


Heidegger on Questioning Interpretations

Certainly—giving up the ordinary and going back into questioning interpretation is a leap. Only one who takes the right running start can leap. Everything is decided by this run…[1] Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics. Note [1] Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics, trans. Gregory Fried and Richard Polt (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000), 188. Work Cited Heidegger, Martin. Introduction to…

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Books, Metaphysics

Being as Place: Introduction to Metaphysics – Part One

Based on the new translation of Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics (2000), this article, aside from presenting Heidegger’s metaphysical discourse on Being, aims at elucidating the ground for my reinterpretation of the traditional concept of place and the related concepts of space, time, and matter. This ground has many intersecting threads with Heidegger’s elucidation of the notion of Being, as elaborated…

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Books, Philosophy

What Is a Thing?

One of the main tenets of my inquiry into the concepts of space and place can be synthesized by the following assertion: at the fundamental level, for me, things and places are the same. It is as if there is just one entity (or sub-stance, in the metaphysical sense of that which stays under what appears), which I can call…

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Place Kicks Us Back, Space…

… does not. Heidegger’s introductory paragraph of the book What Is a Thing? — which is the extended subject of the forthcoming article — is particularly appropriate for a further clarification concerning the concepts of place and space (or, at least, it is appropriate for a clarification concerning my proposal for rethinking those concepts). As the title of the book…

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