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English 111 essay

Translated by Walter Brogan and Peter Warnek, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1995. This is a lecture course, “Interpretations of Ancient Philosophy”, presented at the University of Freiburg during summer semester 1931. Heidegger translates English 111 essay Theta 1-3, on the way to a very close reading of Aristotle’s ideas on the question of being.

Translated by Gary Aylesworth, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1993. Text of a lecture course given at Freiburg in the winter semester of 1943. Following a discussion of the title of the course, Grundbegriffe or “concepts of ground”, Heidegger devotes half of the course to what the ontological difference “is”, and the other half to two fragments from Anaximander. Translated by Richard Rojcewicz, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2007. This 250 page volume has Heidegger’s notes for a lecture course given at Marburg summer semester of 1926.

The final third is comprised of excerpts from two students’ transcripts of the course. At the time of this course, Heidegger was busy preparing Being and Time for publication, consequently, unlike most lecture courses for which Heidegger wrote his notes in full sentences, these notes are in a more abbreviated form. Heidegger covers the ancient Greek philosophers from Thales to Aristotle, using the latter’s Metaphysics as a guide. Plato’s allegory of the cave and Theatetus get extended treatment, as do Aristotle’s texts that address being. Tanzer, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2009.

The much discussed Summer Semester 1924 Marburg lectures. Attending the course were Günther Anders, Hannah Arendt, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hans Jonas, Karl Löwith, Jakob Klein, Leo Strauss, and Helene Weiss. Gadamer later wrote that these lectures wiped “away the scholastic overlay and serve as a model of a hermeneutical ‘fusion of horizons,’ which allowed Aristotle to come to language like a contemporary”. The papers in Heidegger and Rhetoric are about this course.

Translated by Albert Hofstadter, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1982. This is a lecture course presented at the University of Marburg during summer semester 1927. Heidegger looks at the philosophical history of ontology, with an emphasis on Kant in the first half, and then examines time as temporality and its relation to being. In the first part of the course, Heidegger describes four theses about being in Western Philosophy. Kant’s thesis that being is not a real predicate.

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