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The Concept of Life in Heidegger's Early lecture Courses


Farin, I, The Concept of Life in Heidegger's Early lecture Courses, Heidegger's Hermeneutics of Facticity: The Fundamental Concepts, Verlag Traugott Bautz GmbH, S Camilleri, G Fagniez, and C Gauvry (ed), Germany, pp. 79-98. ISBN 978-3-95948-361-2 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Life, factical life, historical life, absolute life, life in and of itself, life-world, lived through and pre-theoretical life experiences, vitality of life or liveliness (Lebendigkeit), the primacy, and the origin of life - these are all central themes in early Heidegger's lecture courses from 1919 co 1924. The transcripts of these courses also record Heidegger's several, albeit brief, references to the most prominent philosophers of what then was called life-philosophy or Lebensphilosophie: Bergson, Simmel, Nietzsche, and of course, Dilthey, as well as Heidegger's polemical rebuttals of the detractors of life-philosophy and defenders of academic philosophy, notably Windelband and Rickert. Prima facie, this supports the thesis that early Heidegger is on his way to his own version of life-philosophy, more specifically, a life-philosophy along phenomenological lines.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Heidegger, early lecture courses, concept of life, philosophy, life-philosophy
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Farin, I (Dr Ingo Farin)
ID Code:129603
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-12-10
Last Modified:2019-01-15

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