Heidegger's <i>“Theologische” Jugendschriften</i>

Merold Westphal

in Overcoming Onto-Theology

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780823221301
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235483 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Heidegger's               “Theologische” Jugendschriften

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This chapter examines volume 60 of the Gesamtausgabe, which appeared in 1995 under the title Phänomenologie des religiösen Lebens, and traces the origin of the critique in some of Heidegger's earliest lecture courses. It consists of “Introduction to the Phenomenology of Religion”, a lecture course from WS 1920–21 based on five Nachschriften; “Augustine and Neoplatonisrn”, a lecture course from SS 1921 based on Heidegger's manuscript and three Nachschriften; and notes and sketches prepared by Heidegger for a course entitled “Philosophical Foundations of Medieval Mysticism”.The explicit critique of metaphysics as onto-theology comes in the forties and fifties; in other words it belongs to Heidegger II. But its seeds can be found in Being and Time and even earlier.

Keywords: Gesamtausgabe; phenomenology; Nachschriften; Being and Time

Chapter.  6774 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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