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By Martin Heidegger

...an first-class and obtainable advent to the later Heidegger. - "Choice".

Heidegger's procedure is unmistakable in those lectures...This is pondering that's alive, consistently eco-friendly. - "Review of Metaphysics".

This translation ...enlarges our historic view of the probing advances in Heidegger's idea. - "International reports in Philosophy".

This transparent translation of Martin Heidegger's lecture path on the college of Freiburg within the iciness semester of 1941, first released in German in 1981 as "Grundbegriffe" (volume fifty one of Heidegger's amassed works), deals a concise creation to the recent instructions of his later suggestion. during this transition, Heidegger shifts from the matter of the that means of being to the query of the reality of being.

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The remark that the word "is" means only an empty representation of something indeterminate and not furthe r determinable can no longer suffice to decide what being "is" apart from beings. Meanwhile, we have only given voice to the undeniable "fact" that the immediate experience of beings holds beings secure and therein 6nds contentment. One 6nds proof of "actuality" in the actual itself, equates the one (the actual) with the other (actuality), and, in case one still concedes a proper essence to "actuality," it is in the role of capturing the "universal representation" of the most universal--called being-in a word's sound .

What is imperishable in the inception does not consist in the longest possible duration of its consequences nor in the furthest possible extension and breadth of its effects, but in the rarity and singularity of each varied return of what is originary within it. Hence we cannot experience the inception through mere historiological familiarity with what was before, but only in realizing what essentially came to be known at the inception itself. 4. Practicing the relation to what is " thought-worthy" by considering the ground If now and then we hear a brief saying of the incipient G reek thinkers of the West, the important thing at first is that we hear, and we think about the fact that everything has to do with us.

And thus the same "is" remains, but simple and irreplaceable at once, the same " is" enunciated in those few words that Goethe wrote upon the mullions in a hut on the Kickelhahn at Ilmenau (cf. the letter to Zeiter of Sept. 4, 1831 ). Is rest" we vacillate over an attempted elucidation of the familiar " is," and hesitate to give any elucidation at ail, so that we come to give up completely and only say the same words over and again: " Above all summits! " We forgo an elucidation of the "is," not because its understand- 28 Discussion of the "Is" [3 1-321 iog could be too complicated, too difficult, even hopeless, but because here the "is" is said as if fo r the first and only time.

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