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On the Essence of Language: The Metaphysics of Language and the Essencing of the Word; Concerning Herder's Treatise on the Origin of Language (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) Hardcover – September 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0791462713 ISBN-10: 0791462714

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  • Series: SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Hardcover: 189 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791462714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791462713
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #857,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in southern Germany, Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) taught philosophy at the University of Freiburg and the University of Marburg. His published works include: Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics (1929); An Introduction to Metaphysics (1935); Discourse on Thinking (1959); On the Way to Language (1959); Poetry, Language, Thought (1971). His best-known work is Being and Time (1927).

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gary Moore on January 8, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The nature of language per se is the most important of subjects of concern whatsoever since its understanding is key to understanding the very nature of what is important in human life! And Heidegger, as well as Wittgenstein, are by far the most important thinkers about language Wittgenstein may, at times submerge you in 'the facts of the matter' but that is necessary because this subject CANNOT just be theoretical! Heidegger far too often is translated and interpreted as if he were off into the fairy tale land of abstraction, but if you read his texts after dealing with THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF ARITOTELIAN PHILOSOPHY, especially after reading Richard Polt's review of that work - you can find in on the web - you can see that Heidegger at least started out plainly being as pragmatically nuts and bolts about language as Wittgenstein. And lectures from Heidegger's 1939 period tend to marginally illuminate the great puzzle of Heidegger's Nazism as an intermediate process, something developing, incomplete and still being meditated on, confusing us all with a stance that, in static mode, everyone rejects for good reason, but, in him,as a developing process of his thinking, confuses us all and no one understands yet.

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