The Essence of Truth: On Plato's Cave Allegory and Theaetetus

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Oct 24, 2013 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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 Freiburg in 1932, the book presents Heidegger's original analysis of Plato's philosophy and represents an important discussion of a fundamental subject of philosophy through the ages.
 

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This book makes a phenomenological engagement with two seminal texts in the founding of Western philosophy: Plato's cave allegory (Πολιτεία 514a–520a) and Plato's Theaetetus dialogue. It unfolds as a ... Read full review

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Over the past decade, an abundant number of Heidegger's writings have been translated into English. Key among them are the lectures he delivered both prior to and following the writing of his magnum ... Read full review

Contents

Preliminary Considerations
1
PART ONE The Clue to theEssence of Aλhθeia Interpretation ofthe Allegory of theCave in PlatosPoliteia
17
PART TWO An Interpretation of Platos Theaetetus with Respect to the Question of the Essence of Untruth
119
Appendix Supplementary Materials from Heideggers Notes
257
Editors Afterword
267
EnglishGerman Glossary
271
GreekEnglish Glossary
281
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Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers.


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