The Essence Of Ground

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

The Essence Of Ground

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This chapter examines The Essence of Ground, looking into the process of ground and transcendence. It examines the components of ground, such as laying-claim and taking possession. It also looks at ground based on its finitude and temporality. The second section provides general remarks on Being and Truth; There-being and thought; and freedom in Vom Wesen des Grundes (WG), Kant und das Problem der Metaphysik (KM), and Sein und Zaeit (SZ). The principal newness of the essay is in identifying the process of transcendence with the coming-to-pass of freedom. Meditating upon this notion makes it clear that there is a singleness of perspective that unites WG, KM, and SZ, of transcendence to World as freedom and truth.

Keywords: ground; transcendence; Being; Truth; perspective; freedom

Chapter.  12362 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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