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 elaborates the themes of λόγος: The problem of λόγος has been with Heidegger from the beginning under the guise of logic. The discussion explains how λόγος passed from the original meaning of “gathering” to mean “language”. It enables one to see the relation of thought to both Being and language more clearly. Being is at once aboriginal Truth, Ground, and Utterance. Whether under the guise of poetizing or of thought, There-being corresponds with Being and helps it come to pass as Truth, Ground, or Utterance. Since Being is at once aboriginal utterance, one may discern the sense of Being-as-truth by interrogating language.

Keywords: gathering; language; interrogation; Utterance; Truth

Chapter.  4993 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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