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Acknowledgments Several chapters in the present volume have appeared in earlier form: Chapter 1 is a revised version of the essay “Life Beyond the Organism ,” which appeared in Animal Others: On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life, edited by H. Peter Steeves (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999, 197–248). An early version of chapter 2 was published in the journal Philosophy Today, volume 42:1 (Spring 1998, 53– 64). Copyright 1998 by DePaul University, all rights reserved. Chapter 4 was originally published as “The Time of Contributions to Philosophy” in: Companion to Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy, edited by Charles E. Scott, Susan M. Schoenbohm, Daniela Vallega-Neu, and Alejandro Vallega (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2001, 129–49). Portions of chapter 7 have appeared as “A Scarcely Pondered Word. The Place of Tragedy: Heidegger, Aristotle, Sophocles” in Philosophy and Tragedy, edited by Miguel de Beistegui and Simon Sparks (London: Routledge, 2000, 169–89). The author is grateful to DePaul University for a period of research leave during the academic year 2002–03 that enabled this project to be completed. I thank DePaul University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for a summer research grant in 2002 that provided additional support, and for the opportunity to present publicly some of this work within the College. I am grateful to my research assistant, Kristina Lebedeva, for her careful reading of the manuscript, and to my reviewers for State University of New York Press, for their helpful comments and advice. Above all, I thank my wife Kim for her patience, understanding, and unflinching support. Finally, I wish to thank my graduate assistants Daw-Nay Evans and Maureen Melnyk for their generous help with indexing and proof-reading. ix This page intentionally left blank. ...

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