On Inception (Studies in Continental Thought) (Hardcover)

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On Inception (Studies in Continental Thought) (Hardcover)

By Martin Heidegger, Peter Hanly (Translator)


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On Inception is a translation of Martin Heidegger's ber den Anfang (GA 70). This work belongs to the crucial period, before and during WWII, when Heidegger was at work on a series of treatises that begins with "Contributions to Philosophy" and includes "The Event" and "The History of Beyng." These works are difficult, even hermetic, but represent a crucial development in Heidegger's thinking. On Inception deepens the investigation underway in the other volumes of the series and provides a unique perspective on Heidegger's thinking of Being and of Event. Here, Heidegger asks, with a greater insistence than anywhere else in his work, what it might mean to think of being as event, and not as presence. Event cannot be thought without the sense of a beginning--an inception--and so, Heidegger insists, we must try to think of being as inception, as fundamentally inceptive. On Inception pursues rigorously the difficult and puzzling implications of this speculation. It does not merely extend work already undertaken but also opens doors onto wholly other pathways.

Peter Hanly teaches philosophy at Boston College and Emerson College. He is the author of Between Heidegger and Novalis.
Product Details ISBN: 9780253066848
ISBN-10: 0253066840
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 194
Language: English
Series: Studies in Continental Thought