A sentence-by-sentence interpretation of Heidegger’s “On the Essence of Truth,” (1943) first half.
Heidegger describes truth as “unconcealment,” as “letting beings be the beings the are,” and thinks that this is more informative than the traditional correspondence theory (propositions match reality), which he thinks already presupposes the definition of truth. Find out how, and decide for yourself whether Heidegger’s conception is helpful.
This was recorded as preparation for episode 111 on Gadamer, who follows in Heidegger’s footsteps regarding truth. It might help you to listen to our most past Heidegger episodes (#32 and #80) where we dealt with some difficulties with Heidegger’s ideas and terminology.
Running Time: 2 hrs., 37 min. Recorded: February 3, 2015. Participants: Mark and Seth
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