William J. Richardson

in Heidegger

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780823222551
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235247 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy


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This chapter explores the problem of Being and the problem of thought. In discussing the problem of being, it also cites the grounding of metaphysics and the ontological difference between them. The problem of thought is explored in two ways: negatively and positively. During the course of Heidegger's development, he uses the word “philosophy” sometimes in a narrow sense, by which it identifies with metaphysics, and sometimes in the broad sense, as a response to Being's appeal. There is only one philosophical question that interests Heidegger—the question about Being and its truth.

Keywords: Being; thought; negative; positive; metaphysics; philosophy; ontological difference

Chapter.  9125 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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