Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle: Initiation into Phenomenological Research (Studies in Continental Thought)

November 1, 2020
Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle: Initiation into Phenomenological Research (Studies in Continental Thought)

Published in German as Martin Heidegger, Gesamtausgabe,volume 61: Phänomenologische Interpretationen zu Aristoteles:Einführung in die phänomenologische Forschung,edited by Walter Bröcker and Käte Bröcker-OltmannsPhenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle is thetext of a lecture course presented at the University of Freiburg inthe winter of 1921–1922, and first published in 1985 as volume 61of Heidegger's collected works.Preceding Being and Time, the work shows the youngHeidegger introducing novel vocabulary as he searches for hisgenuine philosophical voice. In this course, Heidegger first takesup the role of the definition of philosophy and then elaborates aunique analysis of "factical life," or human life as it is livedconcretely in relation to the world, a relation he calls"caring."Heidegger's descriptions of the movement of life are originaland striking. As he works out a phenomenology of factical life,Heidegger lays the groundwork for a phenomenological interpretationof Aristotle, whose influence on Heidegger's philosophy waspivotal.