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

Author: Martin Heidegger
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
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MartinHeidegger is one of thetwentieth century's most important philosophers, renowned for his explorationof ""the question of being"". He was Professor of Philosophy at the Universitiesof Marburg and Freiburg and his influence is felt in such diverse subjects asphilosophy, theology, literary theory and artificial intelligence. The Essence of Truth is an examination of the most fundamental themein Heidegger's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Heidegger
ISBN: 147252537X 9781472525376 9781472533746 1472533747
OCLC Number: 928996458
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 283 pages)
Contents: Cover; HalfTitle; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Translatorâ#x80;#x99;s Foreword; Preliminary Considerations;  1. The Questionworthiness of Our â#x80;#x98;Self-Evidentâ#x80;#x99; Preconceptions Concerning â#x80;#x98;Essenceâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;Truthâ#x80;#x99;;  2. History of the Concept of Truth: Not Historical Confirmation of Preconceptions,But Return to the Originary Greek Experience of á¼#x80;λήθεια (Unhiddenness); PART ONE The Clue to theâ#x80;#x98;Essenceâ#x80;#x99; of Aλhθeia Interpretation ofthe Allegory of theCave in Platoâ#x80;#x99;sPoliteia; 1 The Four Stages of the Occurrence of Truth A. The First Stage (514 a 2â#x80;#x93;515 c 3): the Situation of Man in the Underground Cave 3. The Unhidden in the Cave: the Shadows; B. The Second Stage (515 c 4â#x80;#x93;515 e 5): a â#x80;#x98;Liberationâ#x80;#x99; of Man within the Cave;  4. New Features of á¼#x80;λήθεια Revealed by the Unsuccessful Attempt at Liberation; C. The Third Stage (515 e 5â#x80;#x93;516 e 2): the Genuine Liberation of Man to the Primordial Light;  5. The Ascent of Man from the Cave Towards the Light of the Sun; a) Levels of Unhiddenness outside the Cave B) Four Questions Concerning the Visible Connections of á¼#x80;λήθεια in the Occurrence of Liberation 6. Idea and Light; a) The Seeing of What-Being; b) The Essence of Brightness: Transparency; c) The Fundamental Accomplishment of the Idea: Letting-through the Being of Beings;  7. Light and Freedom. Freedom as Bond to the Illuminating;  8. Freedom and Beings. The Illuminating View as Projection of Being (Exemplified by Nature, History, Art and Poetry);  9. The Question Concerning the Essence of Truth as Unhiddenness A) Gradations of Unhiddenness. The Ideas as the Primordially Unhidden and Most Beingful of Beingsb) The Ideas as What Is Sighted by a Pre-modelling Perceiving within the Occurrence of Unhiddenness; c) Deconcealment as the Fundamental Occurrence of the Ex-istence of Man; D. The Fourth Stage (516 e 3â#x80;#x93;517 a 6): the Freed Prisonerâ#x80;#x99;s Return to the Cave;  10. The Ï#x86;ιλoÏ#x83;οÏ#x86;οÏ#x9B; as Liberator of the Prisoners. His Act of Violence, His Endangerment and Death  11. The Fulfilment of the Fate of Philosophizing as an Occurrenceof á¼#x80;λήθεια: Separation andTogetherness of the Manifest andthe Hidden (Being and Illusion)2 The Idea of the Good and Unhiddenness;  12. The Idea of the Good as the Highest Idea: Empowerment of Being and Unhiddenness;  13. Seeing as á½#x81;Ï#x81;ᾶν and νοεá¿#x96;ν Seeing and the Seeable in the Yokeof the Light;  14. The Good: Empowerment of That upon Which All Depends;  15. The Question Concerning the Essence of Truth as the Question Concerning the History of Manâ#x80;#x99;s Essence and His pa.de.a
Other Titles: Vom Wesen der Wahrheit.
Responsibility: Martin Heidegger ; translated by Ted Sadler.

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MartinHeidegger is one of thetwentieth century's most important philosophers, renowned for his explorationof ""the question of being"". He was Professor of Philosophy at the Universitiesof Marburg and Freiburg and his influence is felt in such diverse subjects asphilosophy, theology, literary theory and artificial intelligence. The Essence of Truth is an examination of the most fundamental themein Heidegger's philosophy: the difference between truth as 'the unhiddenness ofbeings' and truth as 'the correctness of propositions'. Based on a courseof lectures delivered at the University of Freibu.

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