Heidegger's Possibility: Language, Emergence - Saying Be-ing

By Kenneth Maly

© 2008

Although Being in Time is the more recognizable of Martin Heidegger's many books, his second major work, Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) also had a substantial impact on twentieth-century philosophy. Heidegger's Possibility is a careful and creative reading of this text by renowned scholar and translator Kenneth Maly. As someone who has translated Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) into English, Maly has a unique grasp of the work as well as the philosophical dimensions that inform it, and applies his familiarity in this eloquent and fascinating study.

Heidegger's Possibility focuses on issues of language and translation, which are both important formative aspects of Heidegger's work and which place his thought and writing processes in perspective. Maly's own philosophical understanding helps to illuminate such concepts as nondual thinking, a movement beyond subject-object and the being-beings difference, and an integral part of Heidegger's philosophy. In Maly's hands, this and other ideas emerge at the cutting edge of cosmology, ontology, and interpretive phenomenology. This study also includes the first English translations of two works by Heidegger, as well as an essay that takes a critical look at the controversy surrounding the translation of Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) almost a decade ago.

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Heidegger's Possibility focuses on issues of language and translation, which are both important formative aspects of Heidegger's work and which place his thought and writing processes in perspective.

Heidegger's Possibility: Language, Emergence - Saying Be-ing

By Kenneth Maly

© 2008

Although Being in Time is the more recognizable of Martin Heidegger's many books, his second major work, Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) also had a substantial impact on twentieth-century philosophy. Heidegger's Possibility is a careful and creative reading of this text by renowned scholar and translator Kenneth Maly. As someone who has translated Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) into English, Maly has a unique grasp of the work as well as the philosophical dimensions that inform it, and applies his familiarity in this eloquent and fascinating study.

Heidegger's Possibility focuses on issues of language and translation, which are both important formative aspects of Heidegger's work and which place his thought and writing processes in perspective. Maly's own philosophical understanding helps to illuminate such concepts as nondual thinking, a movement beyond subject-object and the being-beings difference, and an integral part of Heidegger's philosophy. In Maly's hands, this and other ideas emerge at the cutting edge of cosmology, ontology, and interpretive phenomenology. This study also includes the first English translations of two works by Heidegger, as well as an essay that takes a critical look at the controversy surrounding the translation of Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) almost a decade ago.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 0.7in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    Heidegger’s Possibility is an outstanding, original, substantial, and creative accomplishment in Heidegger studies. Kenneth Maly explores Heidegger’s unique and ambitious attempt to think more radically about be-ing and the way beings are, as well as the "place" of human being in making sense of the little and indispensable word "is." His study opens up the most profound realm of Heidegger’s thought.’


    George Kovacs, Department of Philosophy, Florida International University
  • Author Information

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

    Acknowledgments
    Abbreviations
    Fore-word 1: Situating the Work
    Fore-word 2: The Word
    Fore-word 3: Giving Shape to the One Matter

    Introduction: Matters for the Opening

    Part One: Points of Departure

    1 The Necessity of Philosophy
    2 Own to Language: Word and Saying
    3 De-cision

    Part Two: Reaching for the Full Context: Heidegger’s Contributions

    4 Directives as We Begin
    5 What Translation Calls for, Philosophically
    6 The Turning-Relation of and in Be-ing
    7 Turnings in the Deep Sway of Be-ing and the Leap

    Afterword: Returning, Thinking Possibility

    Appendix 1: Two Heidegger Texts
    Own to Philosophy
    Own to Humans (Mind in Enowning)

    Appendix 2: Concentrating Gently on the Various Critiques of Our Translation of Beitr├Ąge

    Index

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