Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

This book is the outcome of seven years of research and writing. It has been generously supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which granted me an initial research visit in Freiburg im Breisgau in 2007, followed by two further renewal research stays in 2009 and 2013...

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Preface

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pp. xi-xvi

The aim of this book is to explore and develop several interrelated problems about logic, sense, truth, and time. These problems are “ontological” in that they are implicated in what Martin Heidegger specified as the questions of the sense, and the truth, of being. For this reason, I have...

Part 1: Truth

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1. The Logic of Being: Plato, Heidegger, Frege

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pp. 3-32

In a passage in his late dialogue Sophist, Plato articulates clearly the interlinked problematic of logic, truth, and time in which, as I shall argue, a continuation of Heidegger’s questioning of being and the legacy of the twentieth-century “analytic” philosophy of language today converge. The...

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2. The Early Heidegger and the Givenness of Form

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pp. 33-58

Between 1919 and 1926, Heidegger developed the main elements of the methodology applied in the “preliminary” ontological analyses of Dasein and of Dasein’s relationship to time that comprise the finished and published portion of Being and Time. As I shall argue here, the methodological...

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3. The Ontology of Sense and “Transcendental” Truth: Heidegger and Davidson

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pp. 59-95

Over the past two chapters, we have considered the problem of the relationship of truth and time in a general form (chapter 1) and articulated a methodology (chapter 2) whereby this problem can be ontologically clarified: brought out and articulated, that is, in its relationship to...

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4. The Undecidability of Sense and the History of Being

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pp. 96-120

In the last chapter, we saw how Davidson’s and Heidegger’s accounts might be unified to bring out a single, common structure of truth, formally indicated in the unified hermeneutic situation that allows for the intelligibility of any entity as such. This unitary structure is itself grounded, as I argued...

Part 2: Time

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5. Metaformal Realism and the Ontological Problematic

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pp. 123-146

In his 1951 Gibbs lecture, “Some Basic Theorems on the Foundations of Mathematics and Their Philosophical Implications,” drawing out some of the “philosophical consequences” of his two incompleteness theorems and related results, Kurt Gödel outlines a disjunctive alternative which...

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6. Sense, Time, and Paradox

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pp. 147-177

Within the onto-theo-logical tradition and the history it determines, the form of self-consistent and complete presence is recurrently understood as the metaphysical basis of the being of whatever is. But the more basic logical, ontological, and metaformal determinants of this form are not...

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7. Gestell, Ereignis, and Eternal Return

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pp. 178-200

I have argued that the illumination of the temporal paradoxes provides a figure of the “beyond” of the closure of metaphysics in the sense of onto-theo- logy, and hence a condition for its possible overcoming which is formally indicated in the metalogical results. But it is the contemporary actuality...

Notes

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pp. 201-236

Bibliography

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pp. 237-248

Index

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pp. 249-257