Five Groundbreaking Moments in Heidegger’s Thinking

By Kenneth Maly

© 2020

Five Groundbreaking Moments in Heidegger’s Thinking presents a fresh interpretation of some of Heidegger’s most difficult but important works, including his second major work, Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) [Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning)]. The careful approach shows how, for Heidegger, the acts of reading, thinking, and saying all move beyond the theoretical/conceptual and become an ongoing experience.

In new translations of central texts, Kenneth Maly invites the reader to think along the way by reading, contemplating, and translating Heidegger’s ideas into this context. An introduction to the field of philosophy and more specifically to Heidegger’s thought, Five Groundbreaking Moments in Heidegger’s Thinking asks the reader, in some manner, to actively engage in thinking.

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  • Page Count: 258 pages
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An unconventional introduction to Heidegger’s thinking, this book reads like a very personal and meaningful encounter with Heidegger's major contributions to philosophy.

Five Groundbreaking Moments in Heidegger’s Thinking

By Kenneth Maly

© 2020

Five Groundbreaking Moments in Heidegger’s Thinking presents a fresh interpretation of some of Heidegger’s most difficult but important works, including his second major work, Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) [Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning)]. The careful approach shows how, for Heidegger, the acts of reading, thinking, and saying all move beyond the theoretical/conceptual and become an ongoing experience.

In new translations of central texts, Kenneth Maly invites the reader to think along the way by reading, contemplating, and translating Heidegger’s ideas into this context. An introduction to the field of philosophy and more specifically to Heidegger’s thought, Five Groundbreaking Moments in Heidegger’s Thinking asks the reader, in some manner, to actively engage in thinking.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 258 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 8.9in
  • Reviews

    "Five Groundbreaking Moments in Heidegger’s Thinking presents a fresh interpretation of some of Heidegger’s most difficult but key works. Kenneth Maly uniquely engages the reading in thinking ‘along, after Heidegger,’ rather than aiming to prove something by way of extended linear-logical analysis, adding a new dimension to current interest in the importance of Heidegger’s early Beiträge."


    Robert Mugerauer, College of Built Environments, University of Washington

    "Kenneth Maly’s new book is a provocative challenge to engage the ‘joyful work of thinking’ in a new way. Pushing beyond the usual frameworks of scholarly philosophical writing, Maly has created a challenging companion in thinking ‘with and after Heidegger.’ His engagement with the transformative possibility of thinking moves beyond disciplinary convention, a pleasurable experiment in ‘thinking along with’ Heidegger that reflects the movement of Maly’s own remarkable thought."


    Sarah J. King , Religious and Intercultural Studies Department, Grand Valley State University
  • Author Information

    Kenneth Maly is an emeritus professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction: Admonitions, Reminders

    1. The Conditions in Which We Find Ourselves

    2. Setting the Stage

    3. Guideposts for This Work

    4. First Moment: Heidegger and Nondual Thinking, Inseparable Phenomenon 

    5. Second Moment: Heidegger and Nonconceptual Language as Saying 

    6. Third Moment: Heidegger and the Symbiosis of Translation and Thinking, from Saying 

    7. Fourth Moment: Heidegger and Engaging in the Retrieval of Greek Thinking-Saying  

    8. Fifth Moment: Time-Space as Ab-Ground

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