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 man made evaluate of Heidegger’s whole direction of pondering as a thorough try and thematize and reconsider the elemental notions of solidarity dominating the Western metaphysical tradition.

From its Presocratic beginnings, Western philosophy involved itself with a quest for cohesion either when it comes to the systematization of information and as a metaphysical look for a cohesion of being—two developments that may be considered as converging and culminating in Hegel’s method of absolute idealism. on the grounds that Hegel, despite the fact that, the philosophical quest for cohesion has turn into more and more complex. Jussi Backman returns to that question during this booklet, studying where of the cohesion of being within the paintings of Heidegger. Backman sketches a constant photograph of Heidegger as a philosopher of cohesion who all through his profession in several methods tried to return to phrases with either Parmenides’s and Aristotle’s basic questions in regards to the singularity or multiplicity of being—attempting to take action, notwithstanding, in a “postmetaphysical” demeanour rooted in instead of above and past specific, located beings. via his research, Backman deals a brand new means of knowing 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 contemporary expertise.

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