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Basic Questions of Philosophy


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<P>First published in German in 1984 as volume 45 of Martin Heidegger’s collected works, this book is the first English translation of a lecture course he presented at the University of Freiburg in 1937–1938. Heidegger’s task here is to reassert the question of the essence of truth, not as a "problem" or as a matter of "logic," but precisely as a genuine philosophical question, in fact the one basic question of philosophy. Thus, this course is about the essence of truth and the essence of philosophy. On both sides Heidegger draws extensively upon the ancient Greeks, on their understanding of truth as aletheia and their determination of the beginning of philosophy as the disposition of wonder. In addition, these lectures were presented at the time that Heidegger was composing his second magnum opus, Beiträge zur Philosophie, and provide the single best introduction to that complex and crucial text.</P>
<P>Translators’ Foreword</P><P>Preparatory Part: The Essence of Philosophy and the Question of Truth<BR>Chapter One: Preliminary Interpretation of the Essence of Philosophy<BR>Chapter Two: The Question of Truth as a Basic Question</P><P>Main Part: Foundational Issues in the Question of Truth<BR>Chapter One: The Basic Question of the Essence of Truth as a Historical Reflection<BR>Chapter Two: The Question of the Truth (Essentiality) of the Essence<BR>Chapter Three: The Laying of the Ground as the Foundation for Grasping an Essence<BR>Chapter Four: The Necessity of the Question of the Essence of Truth, on the Basis of the Beginning of the History of Truth<BR>Chapter Five: The Need and the Necessity of the First Beginning and the Need and the Necessity of an Other Way to Question and to Begin</P><P>Appendices<BR>The Question of Truth<BR>From the First Draft<BR>Editor’s Afterword </P>



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Published 22 June 1994
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