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The essence of truth : on Plato's cave allegory and Theaetetus

Author: Martin Heidegger; Ted Sadler
Publisher: New York ; London : Continuum, ©2002.
Series: Continuum impacts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers the most thorough explanation of the most fundamental and abiding theme in Heidegger's philosophy: the relationship of an individual's existence to truth.

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Named Person: Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Heidegger; Ted Sadler
ISBN: 0826477046 9780826477040
OCLC Number: 57054400
Language Note: Text in English; glossary in English, German, and Greek.
Description: xv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Questionworthiness of Our 'Self-Evident' Preconceptions Concerning 'Essence' and 'Truth' --
History of the Concept of Truth: Not Historical Confirmation of Preconceptions, But Return to the Originary Greek Experience of [characters not reproducible] (Unhiddenness) --
The Clue to the 'Essence' of '[characters not reproducible]: Interpretation of the Allegory of the Cave in Plato's Politeia --
The Four Stages of the Occurrence of Truth --
The First Stage: the Situation of Man in the Underground Cave --
The Unhidden in the Cave: the Shadows --
The Second Stage: a 'Liberation' of Man within the Cave --
New Features of [characters not reproducible] Revealed by the Unsuccessful Attempt at Liberation --
The Third Stage: the Genuine Liberation of Man to the Primordial Light --
The Ascent of Man from the Cave Towards the Light of the Sun --
Levels of Unhiddenness outside the Cave --
Four Questions Concerning the Visible Connections of [characters not reproducible] in the Occurrence of Liberation --
Idea and Light --
The Seeing of What-Being --
The Essence of Brightness: Transparency --
The Fundamental Accomplishment of the Idea: Letting-through the Being of Beings --
Light and Freedom. Freedom as Bond to the Illuminating --
Freedom and Beings. The Illuminating View as Projection of Being (Exemplified by Nature, History, Art and Poetry) --
The Question Concerning the Essence of Truth as Unhiddenness --
Gradations of Unhiddenness. The Ideas as the Primordially Unhidden and Most Beingful of Beings.
Series Title: Continuum impacts.
Other Titles: Vom Wesen der Wahrheit.
Responsibility: Martin Heidegger ; translated by Ted Sadler.

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Finally a short note on the book. Ted Sadler s writing is an example to the general reader of how to read philosophical texts slowly, as one reads poems, of the encounter with the art of going slowly Read more...

 
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