Research Programs: Fellowships for University Teachers

Period of Performance

7/1/2009 - 12/31/2009

Funding Totals

$25,200.00 (approved)
$25,200.00 (awarded)

Translation of Heidegger's Lecture Cycles "Insight Into That Which Is" (1949) and "The Principles of Thinking" (1957)

FAIN: FA-54723-09

Andrew John Mitchell
Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)

Heidegger's 1949 lecture cycle, "Insight Into That Which Is," and 1957 lecture series, "The Principles of Thinking," are central pillars of Heidegger's later philosophy exploring the two aspects of Heidegger's thinking most alive in philosophical debate today: his views on technology and language. First published in German in 1994, my translation of this volume will provide an English-speaking audience access to Heidegger's most detailed, sustained, and striking analysis of contemporary technology ("Insight"), and to his most exacting confrontation with the philosophical foundations of logical thinking and the role of language within philosophy and poetry ("Principles"). "Insight" will be of immediate interest to scholars in the philosophy of science/technology, environmental philosophy, and globalization studies. "Principles" is key for understanding Heidegger's conception of identity as relationality and is of inherent interdisciplinary interest.

Associated Products

Bremen and Freiburg Lectures: Insight Into That Which Is and Basic Principles of Thinking (Book)
Title: Bremen and Freiburg Lectures: Insight Into That Which Is and Basic Principles of Thinking
Author: Martin Heidegger
Editor: Ed. and trans. Andrew J. MItchell
Abstract: This volume consists of two lecture series given by Heidegger in the 1940s and 1950s. The lectures given in Bremen constitute the first public lectures Heidegger delivered after World War II, when he was officially banned from teaching. Here, Heidegger openly resumes thinking that deeply engaged him with Hölderlin's poetry and themes developed in his earlier works. In the Freiburg lectures Heidegger ponders thought itself and freely engages with the German idealists and Greek thinkers who had provoked him in the past. Andrew J. Mitchell's translation allows English-speaking readers to explore important connections with Heidegger's earlier works on language, logic, and reality.
Year: 2012
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Access Model: print book
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Type: Translation
ISBN: 0253002311
Translator: Andrew J. Mitchell
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes