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Basic Problems of Phenomenology: Winter Semester 1919/1920 (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers)by Martin. Trans. By Scott M. Campbell. Heidegger
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Basic Problems of Phenomenology presents the first English translation of Martin Heidegger's early lecture course from the Winter of 1919/1920, in which he attempts to clarify phenomenology by looking at the phenomenon of life, which he sees as the primary area of research for phenomenology. Heidegger investigates the notions of life and world, and in particular the self-world, Christianity, and science in an attempt to discern how phenomenology is the primordial science of life and how phenomenology can take account of the streaming character of life. Basic Problems of Phenomenology provides invaluable insights into the development of Heidegger's thoughts about human existence up to Being and Time. It also offers a compelling insight into the nature of the world and our ability to give an account of human life. As an account of Heidegger's early understanding of life, the text fills an important gap in the available literature and represents a crucial contribution to our understanding of the early Heidegger.
The first English translation of one of Martin Heidegger's key lecture courses, in which he attempts to clarify the concept of phenomenology.
Table of Contents
Translator's Foreword \ PreliminaryConsiderations: Historical Overview as Exoteric Determination of the EsotericDisposition of the Phenomenological Consciousness of Problems \ First Section: Life as the Original Regionof Phenomenology \ 1.Presentation of Life as the Sphere of Problems forPhenomenology \ 2. Factical Life as the Multiplicity of Telescoping Layers ofManifestation \ Second Section:Phenomenology as the Original Science of Factical Life in Itself \ 1. Science as the Context ofManifestation for a Life-region \ 2.PhenomenologicalPreparation of the Ground of Experience for the Original Science of Life Appendix A \ I. Reconstruction of the Final Part of the Lecture Course fromHeidegger's own Notes \ II. Supplements \ Appendix B \ I. Addenda to thePrepared Lecture Course out of the Transcript of Oskar Becker\ II. The Concluding Part of theLecture Course in the Transcript of Oskar Becker\ Afterword from the Editor \ Glossary \ Notes \ Index
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