“Homecoming” “Re-Collection”

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

“Homecoming” “Re-Collection”

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This chapter briefly discusses Plato's doctrine on truth and Hegel's concept of experience, and examines in detail Hölderlin's “Homecoming/To the Kinsmen” and “Re-collection”. The two Hölderlin essays describe the poet as a wanderer returning home and delineate the essence of the poet as a poet. “Homecoming” treats the theme with bolder strokes, while “Re-collection” examines the necessity of the journey, its meaning, and the exact nature of homecoming. The discussion focuses on the thinking of Being and the essence of poetry to understand thought.

Keywords: Plato; Hegel; experience; truth; poetry; Homecoming; Re-collection

Chapter.  13443 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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