Complicated Presence: Heidegger and the Postmetaphysical Unity of Being (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Complicated Presence: Heidegger and the Postmetaphysical Unity of Being (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Jussi Backman


A artificial review of Heidegger’s whole direction of considering as an intensive try to thematize and reconsider the basic notions of team spirit dominating the Western metaphysical tradition.

From its Presocratic beginnings, Western philosophy involved itself with a quest for cohesion either by way of the systematization of data and as a metaphysical look for a solidarity of being—two tendencies that may be considered as converging and culminating in Hegel’s process of absolute idealism. on the grounds that Hegel, even if, the philosophical quest for team spirit has develop into more and more problematical. Jussi Backman returns to that question during this booklet, interpreting where of the team spirit of being within the paintings of Heidegger. Backman sketches a constant photo of Heidegger as a philosopher of cohesion who all through his occupation in several methods tried to come back to phrases with either Parmenides’s and Aristotle’s primary questions about the singularity or multiplicity of being—attempting to take action, despite the fact that, in a “postmetaphysical” demeanour rooted in instead of above and past specific, positioned beings. via his research, Backman bargains a brand new method of realizing the elemental continuity of Heidegger’s philosophical undertaking and the interconnectedness of such key Heideggerian techniques as ecstatic temporality, the ontological distinction, the flip (Kehre), the development (Ereignis), the fourfold (Geviert), and the research of recent expertise.

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