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Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Translator’s Introduction

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pp. vii-viii

This is a translation of volume 95 of Martin Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe (“Complete Works”). The German original appeared posthumously in 2014. ...

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Ponderings VII

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pp. 1-64

The essence of the Germans:
That they may be chained to the struggle over their essence, for only inasmuch as they take up this struggle are they the people they alone can be.
Suitable for this struggle is only that which, with unwavering confidence1 in its essential pride, ...

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pp. 65-68

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Ponderings VIII

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pp. 69-134

Beings—the solitude of beyng, a solitude gone astray into what is publicly present-at-hand.
The present-at-hand: what is available to production and to representation, is sighted in such availability, and is admitted only into the horizon of this sight. The seizing of such beings develops into an institution. ...

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pp. 135-138

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Ponderings IX

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pp. 139-208

The Germans have even been torn away from their essential ground, one that has still not ever been discovered, let alone fathomed, and so they totter in the alien essence modernity foisted upon them. Therein lies the danger, namely, that they will fall victim to the exclusive dominance of their own distorted essence. ...

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pp. 209-212

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Ponderings X

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pp. 213-274

These “Ponderings” and all the previous ones are not “aphorisms” in the sense of “adages”; instead, they are inconspicuous advance outposts—and rearguard positions—within the whole of an attempt at a still ineffable meditation toward the conquest of a way for the newly inceptual questioning which is called, ...

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pp. 275-278

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Ponderings XI

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pp. 279-344

“Philosophy that is close to life”—is like a bridge submerged in a river. So can there be “a” philosophy that is remote from life? No. For the appraisal of philosophy in relation to “life,” whether according to closeness or remoteness, is always a destruction of the essence of philosophy. Why? ...

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pp. 345-348

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Editor’s Afterword

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pp. 349-355

This volume 95 of Martin Heidegger’s Collected Works [Gesamtausgabe (GA)] comprises “Ponderings VII–XI,” five of what he himself called the Black Notebooks [“Schwarze Hefte”]. From the early 1930s to the early 1970s, the notebooks were the philosopher’s constant traveling companion on his course of thought. ...