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What is Metaphysics?: Introduction the Essence of Ground: Prologue

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/9780823222551.003.0030

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

What is Metaphysics?:                 Introduction the Essence of Ground: Prologue

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This chapter questions whether there is a reason to maintain that the focus of Heidegger at the time under discussion is on the ontological difference as such. The formula of 1943 emphasizes the primacy of Being and implies the ontological difference but does not name it as such. The formula of 1949 names it as such. The discussion argues that the second formula expresses better what the author considers to be the insight that is proper to him. Thus the chapter concludes that Heidegger had a right to alter the first formula.

Keywords: Heidegger; Introduction; Epilogue; ontological difference; 1943 formula; 1949 formula

Chapter.  1607 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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