The eminent German philosopher’s unique analysis of Ancient Greek philosophy and its relation to his own pioneering work.
Basic Concepts of Ancient Philosophy presents a lecture course given by Martin Heidegger in 1926 at the University of Marburg. The book provides Heidegger’s most systematic history of Ancient philosophy beginning with Thales and ending with Aristotle. In this lecture, which coincides with the completion of his most important work, Being and Time, Heidegger is working out a way to sharply differentiate between beings and Being.
Richard Rojcewicz’s clear and accurate translation offers English-speaking readers valuable insight into Heidegger’s views on Ancient thought and concepts such as principle, cause, nature, unity, multiplicity, Logos, truth, science, soul, category, and motion.