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The Presocratics in the Thought of Martin Heidegger

W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz

The book focuses on Heidegger’s thoughtful repetition of early Greek thinking, and his receptive attention to the fragments of the Presocratics from our contemporary age. Their thought has a special value for him as the heritage which must be repeated anew in order to bring us back to the question of being and to open before us new avenues for existence. The author raises questions which help us to understand Heidegger as a thinker. He presents a deep analysis of Heidegger’s interpretations of the Presocratics and contributes to a new, insightful understanding of Heideggerian philosophy.

«The book deserves a wide reception among scholars who are interested in the Presocratics, Heidegger and contemporary philosophy.»

Dr. Katherine Morris (University of Oxford)

«Prof. Korab-Karpowicz (…) develops a consistent reading of Heidegger’s historical studies, thereby significantly contributing to a new approach for the study of Heideggerian philosophy.»

Dr. Michal Bizoń (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)

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The following select bibliography does not cover the whole of the literature on Heidegger and the Presocratics. Rather, it provides bibliographical information on sources that have been either referred to or otherwise used in the present work.

Arendt, Hannah. ‘Martin Heidegger at Eighty.’ In Heidegger and Modern Philosophy, ed. Michael Murray. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1978.

Aristotle’s Physics. Trans. W. D. Ross. Oxford: Clarendon, 1936.

Barash, Jeffrey Andrew. Martin Heidegger and the Problem of Historical Meaning. Dordrecht: Nijhoff, 1985.

Barnes, Jonathan. The Presocatic Philosophers. Vol. 1 Thales to Zeno. London: Routledge, 1979.

Beaufret, Jean. ‘Heraclitus and Parmenides.’ In Heidegger on Heraclitus: A New Reading. Ed. Kenneth Maly and Parvis Emad. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1986.

Bernasconi, Robert. ‘Justice and the Twilight Zone of Morality.’ In Reading Heidegger. Ed. John Sallis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.

—, Question of Language in Heidegger’s History of Being. Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1985.

Bernet, Rudolf. ‘Husserl and Heidegger on Intentionality and Being.’ Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 21, no. 2 (May 1990): 136–56.

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