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The Question Concerning the Thing

On Kant's Doctrine of the Transcendental Principles

By Martin Heidegger, James D. Reid, and Benjamin D. Crowe

Part of the series New Heidegger Research

Publication Date: Dec 2018

Pages 192

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The Question Concerning the Thing presents a full English translation of a lecture course first delivered by Heidegger at Freiburg University during the Winter Semester of 1935-36 (originally published in German as volume 41 of the Gesamtausgabe).

The text presents with particular clarity Heidegger’s distinctive approach to issues of general philosophical interest. Heidegger shows how a litany of classical metaphysical problems flow from the basic question ‘what is a thing?’, revealing the historicity of these problems and, thus, the ways in which they implicate further issues of cultural significance. He examines issues regarding the history and philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and logic that are still debated today. Moreover, the lecture course as a whole is framed by questions regarding the nature of philosophy itself. Along the way, Heidegger provides sensitive and often provocative discussions of historically significant figures, in particular Kant.
Translators’ Introduction / German-English Lexicon / The Question Concerning the Thing
This superb translation by two experts in Heidegger studies will be a most welcome addition for students of Heidegger’s development, as it marks his burgeoning interest in what a thing is, his continued reflections on modern scientific thought, and his final sustained foray into Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.
Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Professor of Philosophy, Boston University
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was a German philosopher and one of the most important European thinkers of the twentieth century.

James D. Reid is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Benjamin D. Crowe is Lecturer in Philosophy at Boston University.

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