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 presents an essay written to commemorate the death of Martin Heidegger in 1976. It appeared under the title “Martin Heidegger: In Memoriam” in Man and World. Its theme was taken from Heidegger's The Pathway. The essay cites some passages from the poems of T.S. Eliot. It poetically narrates Heidegger's career in his home in Messkirch, his fascination and experience with “Being”, his ontology or metaphysics as he understood it, his association with German politics in 1933, his role in the University of Freiburg, his critique of contemporary culture and technology, his relationship with Hölderlin, and his philosophy.

Keywords: Heidegger; memoriam; T.S. Eliot; Man and World; Hölderlin; German politics; Freiburg; Messkirch

Chapter.  2872 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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