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A Conversation with Martin Heidegger - Raymond Tallis

A Conversation with Martin Heidegger

Hardcover Published: 17th December 2001
ISBN: 9780333949498
Number Of Pages: 226

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Martin Heidegger is one of the most important as well as one of the most difficult thinkers of the 20th century. His masterpiece "Being and Time" has been described as the most profound turning point in German philosophy since Hegel. Raymond Tallis, who has been arguing with Heidegger for many years, illuminates his fundamental ideas through an imaginary conversation, which is both relaxed and rigorous, witty and profound. The conversation defines Heidegger's relevance to the philosophical agenda of the 21st century by exploring his great contribution to our thinking about what it is to be a human being while identifying the weaknesses in his thought.

'Lively, engaging and does something that few philosophy books do - it gives a real sense of how even seemingly abstruse metaphysical issues can be of the first moment of a person's life - It is the testament of a talented writer to the immense grip of Heidegger's thought can exert. Unique in its style, the book has a genuine significance which more orthodox discussions, though several of them are perfectly worthy, do not.' - David Cooper, University of Durham

Acknowledgements
Preface
By Way of Introductionp. 1
In My Study: Beyond the Subject and the Objectp. 13
A Breath of Fresh Airp. 36
Lichtungp. 36
Da-seinp. 39
A conversation with an empty chairp. 48
Magic thinkingp. 54
Materialism's difficultiesp. 56
Wayfaringp. 66
Between the forest trees: concerning space, etcp. 66
In the glade: truth as disclosurep. 76
Verklarte Nachtp. 88
Concerning timep. 95
Darkness in Todtnaubergp. 105
Leaving You and Not Quite Leaving Youp. 123
The search for contentp. 123
What is the question?p. 138
Sunlight on My Armp. 146
My ownmost placep. 146
I am embodiedp. 150
Rigid staring in the sunlightp. 161
Existential and scientific truthsp. 165
Stretching my armp. 174
Qualia and thingsp. 177
A last look at our differencesp. 183
Thanksp. 186
Some Controversies in the Interpretation of Being and Time in the Conversationp. 189
Notes and Referencesp. 204
Indexp. 220
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ISBN: 9780333949498
ISBN-10: 0333949498
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 17th December 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1