The Young Heidegger: Rumor Of The Hidden King

Hardcover | November 22, 1994

byJohn Van Buren

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"... a major contribution to Heidegger scholarship..." -Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences

"Van Buren's portrayal of these formative years is striking and vital to all future Heidegger scholarship." -Christian Century

"Van Buren presents a clear and cogent argument for the theory that Martin Heidegger's mature thought, epitomized in Being and Time, actually was a return to his youthful theory and concerns.... Van Buren's ability to present a rounded discussion while using Heidegger's own technical vocabulary is highly commendable." -Library Journal

"... here at last is a work on the philosopher that is of fundamental philosophical-historical import. Van Buren's book is both interesting and well written... " -Choice

"... a readable, interesting, and first-rate book." -John D. Caputo

A startling new reading of Martin Heidegger's early thought leading up to Being and Time (1927) and its subsequent development in his later writings.

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"... a major contribution to Heidegger scholarship..." -Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences"Van Buren's portrayal of these formative years is striking and vital to all future Heidegger scholarship." -Christian Century"Van Buren presents a clear and cogent argument for the theory that Martin Heidegger's mature thought, epitomi...

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Hannah Arendt wrote that Martin Heidegger's reputation as a thinker and teacher during the early 1920s traveled throughout Germany "like the rumor of the hidden king". In The Young Heidegger, John van Buren offers a new reading of Martin Heidegger's youthful thought leading up to Being and Time (1927) and its subsequent development in ...

JOHN VAN BUREN is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is co-editor of Reading Heidegger from the Start: Essays in His Earliest Thought and The Early Heidegger: New Texts and translator of Martin Heidegger, Ontology (Hermeneutics of Facticity).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.19 inPublished:November 22, 1994Publisher:Indiana University Press

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Graduate Student For a serious scholar, and as an introduction to the thought and life of Heidegger it this is probably the most accurate, insightful and enjoyable that I am aware of. The book is a thorough discussion of 'primal Christianity', mysticism, onto-theological speculation, nature, and the development of phenomenological existentialism. It is more than that, it is also a carefully discussed analysis of the thought of Hiedegger prior to the 1930's. The author is a professional philosopher, and has translated The Hermeneutics of Facticity by Martin Hiedegger from German into English.
Date published: 2000-01-13

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
I. The Matter of Heidegger's Thinking
1 Heidegger's Autobiographies
2 Figuring the Matter Out
II. The Student Years
3 Curricula Vitae
4 Ontologic
5 Heterology
6 Mysticism, Ontotheology, Antimodernism
III. The End of Philosophy
7 Demythologizing Metaphysics
8 Primal Christianity
9 Husserl
10 Aristotle
IV. New Beginnings
11 The Questionableness of Being
12 It Worlds for Me
13 Ereignis
14 The Mystery of All Life
15 Indications of Ethics
16 Reinscribing Heidegger
Notes
Index