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Heidegger’s Being and Time Critical Essays – …
Being and Time is a long and complex book. The reader isimmediately struck by what Mulhall (2005, viii) calls the“tortured intensity of [Heidegger's] prose”, although ifthe text is read in its original German it is possible to hear thevast number of what appear to be neologisms as attempts to reanimatethe German language. According to this latter gloss, the linguisticconstructions concerned—which involve hyphenations, unusualprefixes and uncommon suffixes—reveal the hidden meanings andresonances of ordinary talk. In any case, for many readers, theinitially strange and difficult language ofBeing and Time is fully vindicated by the realization thatHeidegger is struggling to say things for which our conventional termsand linguistic constructions are ultimately inadequate. Indeed, forsome thinkers who have toiled in its wake, Heidegger's languagebecomes the language of philosophy (although for analternative and critical view of the language of Being andTime, see Adorno 1964/2002). Viewed from the perspective ofHeidegger's own intentions, the work is incomplete. It was meantto have two parts, each of which was supposed to be divided into threedivisions. What we have published under the title of Being andTime are the first two divisions of (the intended) part one. Thereasons for this incompleteness will be explored later in thisarticle.
Martin Heidegger: Critical Assessments, ..
This is a lecture course, , presented at the University of Freiburg during winter semester 1942-1943. Heidegger examines Parmenides's poem and the question of truth. Towards the end he notes that the Greek understanding of truth is critical to Western history.