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The twofold character of truth: Heidegger, Davidson, Tugendhat


Malpas, J, The twofold character of truth: Heidegger, Davidson, Tugendhat, DIVINATIO. Studia Culturologica, (34) pp. 141-170. ISSN 1310-9456 (2011) [Refereed Article]


The concept of truth as aletheia, translated by Kockelmans as non-con- cealment, or as I shall call it unconcealment, is one of the founding concepts in Heidegger’s thinking. It is a concept present in his early thought as well as in his later. Kockelmans himself refers to Walter Biemel’s claim that taken as a whole Heidegger’s thinking has a double focus: being and aletheia,1 and the claim is clearly one with which Kockelmans himself is largely in agreement. It is, however, the same idea of truth that appears here that was famously criticised by Ernst Tugendhat2 in a way that seems eventually to have led Heidegger to abandon the use of ‘truth’ to refer to aletheia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Metaphysics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:83002
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2013-02-27
Last Modified:2013-02-27

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