Engaging Heidegger

By Richard Capobianco
Foreword by William J. Richardson

© 2010

One of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, Martin Heidegger was primarily concerned with the ‘question of Being.’ However, recent scholarship has tended to marginalize the importance of the name of Being in his thought. Through a focused reading of Heidegger's texts, and especially his late and often overlooked Four Seminars (1966-1973), Richard Capobianco counters this trend by redirecting attention to the centrality of the name of Being in Heidegger's lifetime of thought.

Capobianco gives special attention to Heidegger's resonant terms Ereignis and Lichtung and reads them as saying and showing the very same fundamental phenomenon named ‘Being itself ’. Written in a clear and approachable manner, the essays in Engaging Heidegger examine Heidegger's thought in view of ancient Greek, medieval, and Eastern thinking, and they draw out the deeply humane character of his ‘meditative thinking.’

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Written in a clear and approachable manner, the essays in Engaging Heidegger examine Heidegger's thought in view of ancient Greek, medieval, and Eastern thinking, and they draw out the deeply humane character of his 'meditative thinking.'

Engaging Heidegger

By Richard Capobianco
Foreword by William J. Richardson

© 2010

One of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, Martin Heidegger was primarily concerned with the ‘question of Being.’ However, recent scholarship has tended to marginalize the importance of the name of Being in his thought. Through a focused reading of Heidegger's texts, and especially his late and often overlooked Four Seminars (1966-1973), Richard Capobianco counters this trend by redirecting attention to the centrality of the name of Being in Heidegger's lifetime of thought.

Capobianco gives special attention to Heidegger's resonant terms Ereignis and Lichtung and reads them as saying and showing the very same fundamental phenomenon named ‘Being itself ’. Written in a clear and approachable manner, the essays in Engaging Heidegger examine Heidegger's thought in view of ancient Greek, medieval, and Eastern thinking, and they draw out the deeply humane character of his ‘meditative thinking.’

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.6in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘Capobianco provides a much needed clarification of the development of Heidegger's thought … It is a valuable contribution to scholarship concerned with Heidegger's differing approaches to the question of Being as well as to the development of his concept of Lichtung.’
    Andrew Ryder,Studies in Social and Political Thought, vol. 18:winter 2010

    ‘[Engaging Heidegger] is refreshing for its clarity and scholarly precision … I am sure that others will join me in looking forward to further stimulating and illuminating reflections on Heidegger by this careful scholar and insightful thinker.’
    Bret W. Davis, Notre Dame Philosophical Review

    ‘Richard Capobianco’s impressive book tackles some fundamental questions in Heidegger’s thought, and does so in a remarkably clear and pointed manner…Engaging Heidegger is highly illuminating and provocative.’
    Lawrence J. Hatab, Gatherings: the Heidegger Circle Annual: vol 1:2011

    'Capobianco's book, Engaging Heidegger, is an example of the best type of scholarship in Heidegger studies... His perceptive eye for nuanced and cautious, close and historical reading allows the author to avoid any deceptions inherent in large scale narratives about the development of any philosopher's thought.'
    William Koch, Human Studies; vol 34:02:2011

    ‘Capobianco’s work is fittingly titled, for it is indeed an engaging treatment of Heidegger. It is furthermore a very fine piece of scholarship that argues for some important claims about Heidegger, with solid grounding in Heidegger’s texts and through command of the literature on Heidegger.’

    Richard Velkley, Research in Phenomenology vol 41:2011

    'Engaging Heidegger is truly a pleasure to read. With impeccable scholarship and remarkable lucidity, Richard Capobianco combines an appreciation of Heidegger's speculative depth with an evaluation that evinces solid common sense and a thoughtful, humane outlook.'
    Richard Velkley, Department of Philosophy, Tulane University
  • Author Information

    Richard Capobianco is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Stonehill College.
  • Table of contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Engaging Heidegger by Richard Capobianco

     

    Acknowledgments

    Foreword by William J. Richardson

    Introduction

    I
    The Fate of Being

    II
    Ereignis: (Only) Another Name for Being Itself

    III
    The Turn Toward Home

    IV
    From Angst to Astonishment

    V
    Lichtung: The Early Lighting

    VI
    Plato's Light and the Phenomenon of the Clearing

    VII
    Building: Centering, Decentering, Recentering

    VIII
    Limit and Transgression

    Afterword

    Index

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