Martin Heidegger and the Problem of Historical Meaning

Synopsis

Now in paperback, this important book explores the central role of historical thought in the full range of Heidegger's thought, both the early writings leading up to Being and Time, and after the "reversal" or Kehre that inaugurated his later work. Barash examines Heidegger's views on history in a richly developed context of debates that transpired in the early 20th-century German philosophy of history. He addresses a key unifying theme--the problem of historical meaning and the search for coherent criteria of truth in an era of historical relativism--as he traces the engagement with historicity throughout all major epochs and works. Barash revises this edition to explore new material, including Heidegger's lecture course texts from 1910 to 1923, and adds an expanded, updated bibliography.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • John D. Caputo
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003
Edition:
  • Revised