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Read online The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays To read Heidegger is to set out on an adventure The essays in this volume are intriguing challenging amp often baffling to the reader calling him to abandon all superficial scanning amp to enter wholeheartedly into the serious pursuit of thinking Heidegger is not a primitive or a romantic He is not one who seeks escape from the burdens amp responsibilities of contemporary life into serenity either through the re creating of some idyllic past or through the exalting of some simple experience Finally Heidegger is not a foe of technology amp science He neither disdains nor rejects them as though they were only destructive of human life The roots of Heidegger s thinking lie deep in the Western philosophical tradition Yet that thinking is unique in many of its aspects in its language amp in its literary expression In the development of this thought Heidegger has been taught chiefly by the Greeks by German idealism by phenomenology amp by the scholastic theological tradition In him these amp other elements have been fused by his genius of sensitivity intellect into a very individual philosophical expression William Lovitt s Introduction by Martin Heidegger, William Lovitt

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The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays
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Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Technology, Theory
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In this volume Martin Heidegger confronts the philosophical problems of language and begins to unfold the meaning begind his famous and little understood phrase Language is the House of Being The Dialogue on Language between Heidegger and a Japanese friend together with the four lectures that follow present Heidegger s central ideas on the origin nature and significance of language These essays reveal how one of the most profound philosophers of our century relates language to his earlier and continuing preoccupation with the nature of Being and himan being br br em One the Way to Language em enable readers to understand how central language became to Heidegger s analysis of the nature of Being em On the Way to Language em demonstrates that an interest in the meaning of language is one of the strongest bonds between analytic philosophy and Heidegger It is an ideal source for studying his sustained interest in the problems and possibilities of human language and brilliantly underscores the originality and range of his thinking, Heidegger s most popular collection of essential writings now revised amp expanded includes the key essays plus the introduction to i Being amp Time i br Preface br General Introduction br Being and Time Introduction br What Is Metaphysics br On the Essence of Truth br The Origin of the Work of Art br Letter on Humanism br Modern Science Metaphysics and Mathematics br The Question Concerning Technology br Building Dwelling Thinking br What Calls for Thinking br The Way to Language br The End of Philosophy and the Task of Thinking br Suggestions for Further Study, One of the most important philosophical works of our time a work that has had tremendous influence on philosophy literature and psychology and has literally changed the intellectual map of the modern world, Contains a series of lectures delivered by Heidegger in at the University of Freiburg In this work Heidegger presents the broadest and most intelligible account of the problem of being as he sees this problem First he discusses the relevance of it by pointing out how this problem lies at the root not only of the most basic metaphysical questions but also of our human existence in its present historical setting Then after a short digression into the grammatical forms and etymological roots of the word being Heidegger enters into a lengthy discussion of the meaning of being in Greek thinking letting pass at the same time no opportunity to stress the impact of this thinking about being on subsequent western speculation His contention is that the meaning of being in Greek thinking underwent a serious restriction through the opposition that was introduced between being on one hand and becoming appearance thinking and values on the other