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"... offers both an excellent entry into [Sallis's] thought and a strong example of where the tasks of philosophy may yet be found at the closure of metaphysics." --American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
Since Hegel, philosophers have declared repeatedly that metaphysics is at an end. What exactly does the end, or closure, of metaphysics mean, and what are the implications of this view? In his second edition, John Sallis has expanded this major work, contributing to current debates in continental philosophy.
In Deliminations John Sallis characterizes the end of metaphysics as a limit, or horizon, both enclosing metaphysical thought and opening the fields of thinking beyond it.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-247) and index.
Table of Contents
Preface tot he Second Edition
I. Closure of Metaphysics
1. Imagination and Metaphysics
2. The End of Metaphysics: Closure and Transgression
3. The Gathering of Reason
II> Openings--to the Things Themselves
4. Hegel's Concept of Presentation
5. Image and Phenomenon
6. Research and Deconstruction
7. The Origins of Heidegger's Thought
8. Where Does Being and Time Begin?
9. Into the Clearing
12. Reason and Ek-sistence
13. Meaning Adrift
IV. Archaic Closure
14. At the Threshold of Metaphysics
16. The Identities of the Things Themselves