Phaenomenologica

Heidegger

Through Phenomenology to Thought

Authors: Richardson, W.J.

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Dear Father Richardson: It is with some hesitation that I attempt to answer the two principal questions you posed in your letter of March I, 1962. The first touches on the initial impetus that determined the way my thought would gO. l The other looks for information about the much discussed "reversal" [in my development]. I hesitate with my answers, for they are necessarily no more than indications [of much more to be said]. The lesson of long experience leads me to surmise that such indications will not be taken as directions for the road of independent reflection on the matter pointed out which each must travel for himself. [Instead they] will gain notice as though they were an opinion I had ex­ pressed, and will be propagated as such. Every effort to bring what has been thought closer to prevailing modes of (re)presen­ tation must assimilate what-is-to-be-thought to those (re)presen­ tations and thereby inevitably deform the matter. 2 This preamble is not the lament of a man misunderstood; it is rather the recognition of an almost insurmountable difficulty in making oneself understood. The first question in your letter reads: "How are we properly to understand your first experience of the Being-question in 1 [Translator's note. With regard to the translati~ of Denken, see below, p. 16, note 43. ] I [Translator's note. For the translation of VorsteUung by "(re)presentation," see below, p. 108, note 5. ] VORWORT Sehr geehrter Herr P.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

Table of contents (36 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heidegger
Book Subtitle
Through Phenomenology to Thought
Authors
Series Title
Phaenomenologica
Series Volume
13
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-1976-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-1976-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-1978-1
Series ISSN
0079-1350
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 768
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