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Description - Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy by Daniela Vallega-Neu

In her concise introduction to Martin Heidegger's second most important work, Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning), Daniela Vallega-Neu provides guidance and structure to readers attempting to navigate this much-discussed but difficult text. Contributions reflects Heidegger's struggle to think at the edge of words and to bring to language what remains beyond the written or the spoken. In view of the centrality of Being and Time to Heidegger interpretation in recent decades, Vallega-Neu introduces Contributions first by reconsidering Being and Time in light of the transformative turn from prepositional thought to the poietic, performative character of thinking and language that marks the passage between the two works. She then discusses each of the "joinings" that structure the composition of Contributions. This graceful introduction provides students and scholars with a much-needed key for unlocking the thinking that underlies Heidegger's later writings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253215994
ISBN-10: 0253215994
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Daniela Vallega-Neu

Daniela Vallega-Neu is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Stanislaus. She is the author of Die Notwendigkeit der Grundung im Zeitalter der Dekonstruction and co-editor of Companion to Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy (Indiana University Press).