Continental Philosophy Review

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 287–292 | Cite as

Walter A. Brogan: Heidegger and Aristotle: The Twofoldness of Being

Albany, NY, The State University of New York Press, 2005, ISBN 0-7914-6491-1, 211 pp, US$60.00 (cloth); ISBN 0-7914-6492-X, US$22.95 (paper)
  • Sean D. Kirkland

This is a book about Aristotle. It is, to be sure, twice removed from its subject matter, the author reading Martin Heidegger reading Aristotle, but it has as its primary aim the uncovering of an Aristotle who has for two reasons gone more or less unnoticed in the early work and lecture courses of Heidegger. On the one hand, constitutive and anachronistic presuppositions of traditional or mainstream scholars of Greek philosophy have made this Aristotle utterly inaccessible to them, causing Heidegger’s treatment to appear speculative, groundless, or simply outrageous. And, on the other hand, those who have been interested in and appreciative of Heidegger’s Aristotelian studies have attended to the early development of Heidegger’s own philosophy, effectively marginalizing these studies as interpretations of Aristotle and concentrating instead on the original and already more or less “Heideggerian” elements. Heidegger and Aristotle: The Twofoldness of Beingavoids both of these pitfalls...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DePaul UniversityChicagoUSA

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