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Heidegger’s Etymological Method

Heidegger’s Etymological Method

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An essay on Metaphysics
An essay on Metaphysics

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Published by: ivanlagarde on Sep 29, 2010
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Chris Ivan LagardeMetaphysicsRev. Fr. Ulrich Gacayan, RCJ
Heidegger¶s Etymological Method
Heidegger is considered as one of the greatest thinker in the field of philosophy. Great are hisworks. Indeed he is a brilliant thinker. In this article the author subject his essay on Heidegger¶setymology. The discussion in this article mainly focuses on Heidegger¶s etymology as language isconcern. This article objects the problem behind Heidegger¶s language. The problem is that the languageand the words that he used in his books. Reading Heidegger¶s work is not an easy one like just reading anordinary text. On the first place the first thing to be noticed is the languages of Heidegger although he is aGerman his word are quietly different. Indeed the problem is found in the language of Heidegger. Inorder to have a vivid understanding of Heidegger¶s work one must to have an inclination withHeidegger¶s literature. For the reason that Heidegger has his own literature. He used words and terms thatcan only be found in his works. Thus Heidegger has his own jargon.Heidegger¶s language poses certain problem to those who are not native German speakersespecially to English native reader. English is considered as the universal language in the world. Butwhen it comes in translating the work of Heidegger in other language there are certain words that cannot be directly translated. Because those words are only found in his works even in German literature it¶s notthere. That¶s why one must really incline with Heidegger¶s literature. As this article is concerned theauthor stresses the method in understanding Heidegger work. It is important to know the words used byHeidegger in order to have deep understanding of the text. Matthew King the author of this articledescribed how Heidegger does his etymology in making his own terms. It is important to know themethod by Heidegger to rich the very meaning of the word and to know does it mean. Every word has acorrespondent etymology and history behind. In order to seek the very meaning one must follow

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