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Heidegger and Plato Toward Dialogue (Topics in Historical Philosophy)

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Published by Northwestern University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ancient Greek & Roman philosophy,
  • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,
  • Movements - Existentialism,
  • Heidegger, Martin,,
  • Philosophy,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • History & Surveys - General,
  • Philosophy / Existentialism,
  • General,
  • 1889-1976,
  • Plato

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsCatalin Partenie (Editor), Tom Rockmore (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7979477M
ISBN 100810122332
ISBN 109780810122338

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  Francisco Gonzalez’s book is the most thorough study yet of Heidegger’s encounter with the work of Plato throughout his career. Gonzalez traces the development of Heidegger’s attitude toward Plato from his early lecture courses to the very end of his career in exhaustive : According to Gonzales, Plato favors dialogue and dialectic, Heidegger phenomenology and tautology. The book has 7 chapters in 3 parts. Part I covers Heidegger's writings of the 20s, part II covers the 30s and 40s, and part III what Gonzalez considers the missed opportunities for dialogue in later works by Heidegger.4/5(1). For Martin Heidegger the "fall" of philosophy into metaphysics begins with Plato. Thus, the relationship between the two philosophers is crucial to an understanding of Heidegger and, perhaps, even to the whole plausibility of postmodern critiques of metaphysics. It is also, as the essays in this volume attest, highly complex.   For Martin Heidegger the "fall" of philosophy into metaphysics begins with Plato. Thus, the relationship between the two philosophers is crucial to an understanding of Heidegger--and, perhaps, even to the whole plausibility of postmodern critiques of metaphysics. It is also, as the essays in this volume attest, highly complex, and possibly founded on a questionable understanding of Plato.

This is an excellent introduction to Heidegger's thoughts on Plato. Although much has been written about the way Heidegger sought to overcome the Western Metaphysical tradition, relatively little has been written about the way he sought to bring about a deeper, or in some cases, reinterpretation of Plato's by:   Based on a courseof lectures delivered at the University of Freiburg in , the book presents Heidegger's original analysis of Plato's philosophy and represents an important discussion of a fundamental subject of philosophy through the ages. There is broad consensus that Heidegger's 'relationship' with Plato is one of misrepresentation, caricature, and dismissal. Those unsympathetic to Heidegger point to his coercive readings of Plato's dialogues, his single-minded focus on Plato as prototypical metaphysician and his violent use of history of philosophy in general. Plato and Heidegger. A Question of Dialogue. “Francisco Gonzalez’s book is the most thorough study yet of Heidegger’s encounter with the work of Plato throughout his career. Gonzalez traces the development of Heidegger’s attitude toward Plato from his early lecture courses to the very end of his career in exhaustive detail.

Book Description: For Martin Heidegger the "fall" of philosophy into metaphysics begins with Plato. Thus, the relationship between the two philosophers is crucial to an understanding of Heidegger--and, perhaps, even to the whole plausibility of postmodern critiques of metaphysics.   The result is a subtle and multifaceted reinterpretation of Heidegger's position in the tradition of philosophy, and of Plato's role in determining that position. About the Author Catalin Partenie is a fellow in the Department of Philosophy, University of Quebec at Montreal.   Table of Contents Introduction the Purported Platonism of Heidegger's Rectoral Address, by Theodore Kisiel 's Legacy in Heidegger's Two Readings of Antigone, by Jacques Taminiaux t: Heidegger's Interpretation of Platonic Dialectic in the Sophist Lectures (), by Catalin Partenie and Untruth in Plato and Heidegger, Pages:   Heidegger's aim in this book is Plato's Sophist, or more specifically, Plato's philosophy elucidated in the Sophist. Heidegger tells his students that Plato is obscure, not because Plato was obscure as philosopher but because of the complexity of his ideas as they were still not fully by: