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First published in 1990 as the second part of volume 50 of Heidegger's Complete Works, Introduction to Philosophy presents Heidegger's final lecture course given at the University of Freiburg in 1944 before he was drafted into the German army. While the lecture is incomplete, Heidegger provides a clear and provocative discussion of the relation between philosophy and poetry by analyzing Nietzsche's poetry. Here, Heidegger explores themes such as the home and homelessness, the age of technology, globalization, postmodernity, the philosophy of poetry and language, aesthetics, and the role of philosophy in society. Translated into English for the first time, this text will be of particular interest to those who study Heidegger's politics and political philosophy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Editor’s Foreword
  2. p. xi
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  1. Translator’s Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Introduction to Philosophy as a Guide to Genuine Thinking through the Thinker Nietzsche and the Poet Hölderlin
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Chapter One The Fundamental Experience and Fundamental Attunement of Nietzsche’s Thinking
  2. pp. 15-32
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  1. Chapter Two The Creation of the New Home Out of the Will to Power
  2. pp. 33-40
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  1. Thinking and Poetizing: Considerations for the Lecture
  2. pp. 41-50
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  1. Supplements
  2. pp. 51-62
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  1. Appendix to Nietzsche’s Metaphysics
  2. pp. 63-68
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  1. Lecture Announcements: Transcriptions and Facsimiles
  2. pp. 69-72
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  1. Editor’s Afterword
  2. pp. 73-74
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