Heidegger and the Greeks
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Heidegger and the Greeks by Drew A. Hyland
Book DescriptionMartin Heidegger's sustained reflection on Greek thought has been increasingly recognized as a decisive feature of his own philosophical development. At the same time, this important philosophical meeting has generated considerable controversy and disagreement concerning the radical originality of Heidegger's view of the Greeks and their place in his groundbreaking thinking. In Heidegger and the Greeks, an international group of distinguished philosophers sheds light on the issues raised by Heidegger's encounter and engagement with the Greeks. The careful and nuanced essays brought together here shed light on how core philosophical concepts such as phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, and ethics are understood today. For readers at all levels, this volume is an invitation to continue the important dialogue with Greek thinking that was started and stimulated by Heidegger. Contributors are Claudia Baracchi, Walter A. Brogan, Gunter Figal, Gregory Fried, Francisco J. Gonzalez, Drew A. Hyland, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, William J. Richardson, John Sallis, Dennis J. Schmidt, and Peter Warnek.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253218698
(235mm x 158mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Drew A. Hyland
Drew A. Hyland is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College. He is author of Finitude and Transcendence in the Platonic Dialogues and Philosophy and Sport. John Panteleimon Manoussakis teaches at Boston College and the American College of Greece. He is editor of After God and co-editor of Traversing the Imaginary: Encounters with Richard Kearney. He has translated Martin Heidegger's Sojourns: The Journey to Greece.
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