Martin Heidegger and Meister Eckhardt: A Path Towards Gelassenheit (Hardback)Barbara Dalle Pezze
Hardback Published: 31/01/2009
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This work demonstrates that the Gelassenheit conceptions of Heidegger and the German mystic Meister Eckhart intersect. The experience of Gelassenheit, as developed and introduced by Heidegger, points to and sheds light upon the dimension out of which Eckhart speaks of the true relation between man and god. The present work deals with Martin Heidegger's philosophy. Beginning with Heidegger's early work "Being and Time" (1927), and working through the "Contributions to Philosophy (from Enowning)" (written 1936-1938), the author delineates a path that leads towards what Heidegger identifies and experiences as Gelassenheit, a concept which he develops in its essential trait in his later work "Conversation on a Country Path About Thinking" (1959). The chapters of this work are conceived as signposts and hints along the path towards the experience of Gelassenheit. Gelassenheit is investigated here as the essence of what Heidegger calls 'future thinking'. The disclosure of our path will be, therefore, a path of thinking that leads from the traditional concept of thinking as representing to future thinking.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd