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Introduction to Metaphysics

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222551.003.0008

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Introduction to               Metaphysics

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This chapter examines the lecture Introduction to Metaphysics, noting that the new main lines of Heidegger's new position are firmly drawn here. The text is important since the problem of thought is made thematic for the first time. It also shows how and why language holds an important place in posing the question of Being. The discussion begins with an analysis of the grammar and etymology of the word “Being”. It then examines Being in terms of certain modalities. The major part of the analysis deals with the correlation of Being and thought.

Keywords: Being; thought; language; Introduction to Metaphysics

Chapter.  15439 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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