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On Heidegger's Being and Time



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On Heidegger's Being and Timeis an outstanding exploration of Heidegger's most important work by two major philosophers. Simon Critchley argues that we must see Being and Timeas a radicalization of Husserl's phenomenology, particularly his theories of intentionality, categorial intuition, and the phenomenological concept of the a priori. This leads to a reappraisal and defense of Heidegger's conception of phenomenology. In contrast, Reiner Schürmann urges us to read Heidegger 'backward', arguing that his later work is the key to unravelling Being and Time. Through a close reading of Being and TimeSchürmann demonstrates that this work is ultimately aporetic because the notion of Being elaborated in his later work is already at play within it. This is the first time that Schürmann's renowned lectures on Heidegger have been published. The book concludes with Critchley's reinterpretation of the importance of authenticity in Being and Time. Arguing for what he calls an 'originary inauthenticity', Critchley proposes a relational understanding of the key concepts of the second part of Being and Time: death, conscience and temporality.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. vii
Contributorsp. viii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 7
Heidegger for Beginnersp. 9
Introductionp. 9
Heidegger's double gesturep. 10
Intentionalityp. 12
Categorial intuitionp. 17
The phenomenological a priorip. 29
Phenomenology as renewalp. 31
Phenomenology as tautologyp. 34
The possibility of fallingp. 37
Transforming the natural attitude-from personalistic psychology to Dasein analyticp. 39
Doing phenomenology-neither scientism nor obscurantismp. 44
Conclusionp. 49
Notesp. 50
Heidegger's Being and Timep. 56
Introduction: situating Being and Timep. 56
Dasein as the exemplary being for the retrievalp. 64
The general structure of the understanding of Beingp. 83
The ontic modifications of the understanding of Beingp. 109
Notesp. 127
Originary inauthenticity-on Heidegger's Sein und Zeitp. 132
A clue to understanding the basic experience of Sein und Zeitp. 133
The enigmatic a priorip. 135
How the enigmatic a priori changes the basic experience of Sein und Zeitp. 138
Against the heroics of authenticity: evasion, facticity, thatnessp. 141
Death-the relational character of finitudep. 143
Conscience-undoing the selfp. 145
Temporality-the primacy of the pastp. 147
Conclusionp. 148
Notesp. 150
Indexp. 153
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