The Essence of Truth: On Plato's Parable of the Cave and the Theaetetus

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A&C Black, 18 iun. 2002 - 252 pagini
The Essence of Truth must count as one of Heidegger's most important works, for nowhere else does he give a comparably thorough explanation of what is arguably the most fundamental and abiding theme of his entire philosophy, namely the difference between truth as the "unhiddenness of beings" and truth as the "correctness of propositions". For Heidegger, it is by neglecting the former primordial concept of truth in favor of the latter derivative concept that Western philosophy, beginning already with Plato, took off on its "metaphysical" course towards the bankruptcy of the present day.

This first ever translation into English consists of a lecture course delivered by Heidegger at the University of Freiburg in 1931-32. Part One of the course provides a detailed analysis of Plato's allegory of the cave in the Republic, while Part Two gives a detailed exegesis and interpretation of a central section of Plato's Theaetetus, and is essential for the full understanding of his later well-known essay Plato's Doctrine of Truth. As always with Heidegger's writings on the Greeks, the point of his interpretative method is to bring to light the original meaning of philosophical concepts, especially to free up these concepts to their intrinsic power.
 

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This book makes a phenomenological engagement with two seminal texts in the founding of Western philosophy: Plato's cave allegory (Πολιτεία 514a–520a) and Plato's Theaetetus dialogue. It unfolds as a ... Citiți recenzia completă

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CHAPTER
17
the Freed Prisoners Return to the Cave
58
The Idea of the Good and Unhiddenness 69 The Idea of the Good and Unhiddenness
69
Seeing as ópāv and voĉiv Seeing and the Seeable in the Yoke of the Light
77
CHAPTER THREE
85
Justification of the Detour Preliminary Clarification of Fundamental
94
Unhiddenness and Being the Question Concerning
104
CHAPTER
109
Inauthentic and Authentic Striving The ąpos as Striving for Being
154
Not an Addition to What Is Sensed but the Conceptual
163
Inadequacy of Theaetetus First Answer Perception Still More Than
171
Look and Opinion
179
CHAPTER FIVE
187
noyoçCharacter of the doča
202
Two Similes
208
Confirmation of the Connection between ařoonois and diávoia through
217

CHAPTER
118
The Soul as the Relationship that Unifies the Perceivable and Holds
124
CHAPTER THREE
133
The Soul as What Views the κοινά in διανοείν
140
Having and Striving
147
Enabling of Mistaking through the Forking of the doča
223
APPENDIX
229
Editors Afterword
237
GreekEnglish Glossary
250
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Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers.

Ted Sadler was formerly Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Australia. His publications include Heidegger and Aristotle: The Question of Being (Continuum, 1996) and Nietzsche: Truth and Redemption (Continuum, 1995).

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