Companion to Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy

Charles E. Scott & Susan M. Schoenbohm & Daniela Vallega-Neu & Alejandro Vallega

Language: English

Published: Jun 15, 2001


The publication of the first English translation of Martin Heidegger's Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) marked a significant event for Heidegger studies. Considered by scholars to be Heidegger's most important work after Being and Time, Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) elaborates what he calls "being-historical-thinking," a project in which he undertakes to reshape what it means both to think and to be.Contributions is an indispensable book for scholars and students of Heidegger, but it is also one of the most difficult because of its aphoristic style and new and strange words. In the Companion to Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy an international group of fourteen Heidegger scholars shares strategies for reading and understanding this challenging work. Overall approaches for becoming familiar with Heidegger's unique language and thinking are included along with detailed readings of key sections of the work. Experienced readers and those coming to the text for the first time will find the Companion an invaluable guide to this pivotal text in Heidegger's philosophical corpus.Contributors include Walter A. Brogan, David Crownfield, Parvis Emad, Günter Figal, Kenneth Maly, William McNeill, Richard Polt, John Sallis, Susan Schoenbohm, Charles E. Scott, Dennis J. Schmidt, Alejandro Vallega, DanielaVallega-Neu, and Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann.