One of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, Martin Heidegger was primarily concerned with the 'question of Being.' However, recent scholarship has tended to marginalize the importance of the name of Being in his thought. Through a focused reading of Heidegger's texts, and especially his late and often overlooked Four Seminars (1966-1973), Richard Capobianco counters this trend by redirecting attention to the centrality of the name of Being in Heidegger's lifetime of thought. Capobianco gives special attention to Heidegger's resonant terms Ereignis and Lichtung and reads them as saying and showing the very same fundamental phenomenon named 'Being itself '. Written in a clear and approachable manner, the essays in Engaging Heidegger examine Heidegger's thought in view of ancient Greek, medieval, and Eastern thinking, and they draw out the deeply humane character of his 'meditative thinking.'
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Engaging Heidegger by Richard Capobianco Acknowledgments Foreword by William J. Richardson Introduction I The Fate of Being II Ereignis: (Only) Another Name for Being Itself III The Turn Toward Home IV From Angst to Astonishment V Lichtung: The Early Lighting VI Plato's Light and the Phenomenon of the Clearing VII Building: Centering, Decentering, Recentering VIII Limit and Transgression Afterword Index
Richard Capobianco is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Stonehill College.