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Logic: The Question of Truth (Studies in Continental Thought) Paperback – July 5, 2016
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Thomas Sheehan has here set the standard of excellence against which all future translations of Heidegger into English must be measured. At long last, the English-speaking reader is spared the unnecessary mystification of the word Dasein. Only Existenz is left untranslated. In his lectures on Holderlin's poem 'Der Ister,' read in the summer of 1942, Heidegger said to his students: 'Tell me what you think about translating and I will tell you who you are.' Professor Sheehan shows us who he is by making accessible the way of thinking of the Heidegger of Sein und Zeit. (Review of Metaphysics)
Thomas Sheenan has produced a clear and comprehensive critical edition of Heidegger's Logic that contains a great deal more material than its German counterpart. (Philosophy in Review)
It would be difficult to overstate the scope of the impact of the English version of Heidegger's Logic. Heidegger carries out nothing short of a fundamental reinterpretation of the meaning of truth and the foundations of logic. This is a fine translation that contributes much to the overall strength of the work. (Theodore George Texas A&M University)
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Based on my reading of the text, the contents of this lecture course could be divided into three sections:
First, an analysis of logic through the concept of propositional truth: e.g. "The board is black." (46) Heidegger outlines a three-part structure including 1) showing, 2) determining, and 3) communicating. Throughout he is adamant that the proposition is dependent upon truth, and not the inverse. This section also includes consideration of the connection between logic and psychology (influential with the likes of Mill and Erdmann; significantly rejected and opposed by Husserl; see the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Psychologism.)
Second, extrapolating from the contents of propositions, Heidegger gives a thorough explication of being-in-the-world. According to Heidegger, our purposeful interaction with the world is prior to theoretical cognition of it - we determine things when we return to them out of concerned dealing with them (e.g. from the practical experience of just using chalk, we can abstract ourselves to the recognition that the chalk is white). This section includes characteristic Heideggerian terms like care and concern.
Third, a dense and complicated analysis of time, specifically through an engagement with Kant, but also Hegel, Descartes, and critique of Bergson. This analysis also includes the topic of subjectivity or the "I think." Significantly, Heidegger's use of Kant in this lecture not only transitions to the themes of Being and Time, but actually points further ahead towards Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics.
All in all, Logic: The Question of Truth is in my opinion the most illuminating early Heidegger lecture course. In general it is very accessible, at least until some of the Kant discussion, but overall more accessible than Basic Concepts of Aristotelian Philosophy (which does deserve reading for his thoughts on language.) Thomas Sheehan's translation is superb and deserves high praise. Along with Heidegger's other works, Logic allows one to gain some insight into a radical rethinking of human being.