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(1994) The question of hermeneutics, Dordrecht, Springer.

Considerations on "Der Satz vom Grund"

Thomas M. Seebohm

pp. 237-253

In the brief preface to his lectures on the Satz vom Grund from 1955 /56, published in 19571, Heidegger says the thoughts developed in the lecture belong to a context requiring other forms of presentation (andere Formen der Darstellung). In one paragraph of the lectures he calls the language of Being and Time preliminary and clumsy (unbeholfen and vorläufig) (SG 146). This paragraph as a whole is very illuminating. For preliminary considerations it is sufficient to keep in mind that the lectures on the Satz vom Grund are on the one hand beyond the phase of Heidegger's development reached in Being and Time, but they have not yet reached the level of the "other form of presentation." "Development" should not be understood as development of a subjective history. What is meant is an objective systematic movement of thinking. The movement of thinking in the lectures have, therefore, the character of a transition.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-011-1160-7_11

Full citation:

Seebohm, T.M. (1994)., Considerations on "Der Satz vom Grund", in T. J. Stapleton (ed.), The question of hermeneutics, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 237-253.

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