Heidegger's Hidden Sources: East-Asian Influences on his Work

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Routledge, Aug 2, 2005 - Philosophy - 144 pages
Heidegger's Hidden Sources documents for the first time Heidegger's remarkable debt to East Asian philosophy. In this groundbreaking study, Reinhard May shows conclusively that Martin Heidegger borrowed some of the major ideas of his philosophy - on occasion almost word for word - from German translations of Chinese Daoist and Zen Buddhist classics.
The discovery of this astonishing appropriation of non-Western sources will have important consequences for future interpretations of Heidegger's work. Moreover, it shows Heidegger as a pioneer of comparative philosophy and transcultural thinking.
 

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Contents

1 Indications
1
2 The Conversation
11
3 Nothing emptiness and the clearing
21
way and saying
37
5 A kind of confession
47
6 Conclusions
53
7 Tezuka Tomio An Hour with Heidegger
61
Translators notes
67
Bibliography
77
Rising sun over Black Forest
83
Index
123
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