Heidegger and Homecoming: The Leitmotif in the Later Writings

By Robert Mugerauer

© 2008

Martin Heidegger's philosophical works devoted themselves to challenging previously held ontological notions of what constitutes "being," and much of his work focused on how beings interact within particular spatial locations. Frequently, Heidegger used the motifs of homelessness and homecoming in order to express such spatial interactions, and despite early and continued recognition of the importance of homelessness and homecoming, this is the first sustained study of these motifs in his later works.

Utilizing both literary and philosophical analysis, Heidegger and Homecoming reveals the deep figural unity of the German philosopher's writings, by exploring not only these homecoming and homelessness motifs, but also the six distinctive voices that structure the apparent disorder of his works. In this illuminating and comprehensive study, Robert Mugerauer argues that these motifs and Heidegger's many voices are required to overcome and replace conventional and linear methods of logic and representation.

Making use of material that has been both neglected and yet to be translated into English, Heidegger and Homecoming explains the elaborate means with which Heidegger proposed that humans are able to open themselves to others, while at the same time preserve their self-identity.

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Making use of material that has been both neglected and yet to be translated into English, Heidegger and Homecoming explains the elaborate means with which Heidegger proposed that humans are able to open themselves to others, while at the same time preserve their self-identity.

Heidegger and Homecoming: The Leitmotif in the Later Writings

By Robert Mugerauer

© 2008

Martin Heidegger's philosophical works devoted themselves to challenging previously held ontological notions of what constitutes "being," and much of his work focused on how beings interact within particular spatial locations. Frequently, Heidegger used the motifs of homelessness and homecoming in order to express such spatial interactions, and despite early and continued recognition of the importance of homelessness and homecoming, this is the first sustained study of these motifs in his later works.

Utilizing both literary and philosophical analysis, Heidegger and Homecoming reveals the deep figural unity of the German philosopher's writings, by exploring not only these homecoming and homelessness motifs, but also the six distinctive voices that structure the apparent disorder of his works. In this illuminating and comprehensive study, Robert Mugerauer argues that these motifs and Heidegger's many voices are required to overcome and replace conventional and linear methods of logic and representation.

Making use of material that has been both neglected and yet to be translated into English, Heidegger and Homecoming explains the elaborate means with which Heidegger proposed that humans are able to open themselves to others, while at the same time preserve their self-identity.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.2in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Robert Mugerauer is a professor and dean emeritus in the College of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Washington.

  • Table of contents

    List of Abbreviations
    Preface

    Introduction

    1. At Home in Metaphysics' Uncanny Homelessness
      The Uncanny and Da-sein: Not Being at Home
      The Question concerning Homelessness and Being
      The History of Being: Metaphysics and the Essence of Human Being

    2. Poetic Wandering in the Foreign
      Poetizing the Holy's Opening for Dwelling
      Poetic Passage: Return to Origin

    3. Turning toward the Overcoming of Homelessness
      Language and Thinking: Entering the Overcoming of Metaphysics
      The Mutual Turning of Being and Human Being

    4. Originary Homecoming: The Moment of Arrival
      A) Arriving at the Early Greek Beginning: a Not-yet-metaphysical-Abode
      B) Leaping from Metaphysical Representation to Originary Thinking
      C) Moment of Arrival into His Own: the No-longer-metaphysical
    5. Learning to Become at Home in Saying
      Poetic Remaining in Apartness and Beginning to Learn to Abide
      Saying Gives a Place: The Taking Place of Dif-ference
      Learning to Experience Dialect and Poetized World
      A Parting of Ways

    6. Staying Near the Source
      Focus on Things, Places-Regions, and Dwelling
      The Homey Works

    Afterword

    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index

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