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.
To read along, you can get ahold of a copy of Heidegger's Basic Writings or read the essay online.
Running Time: 2 hrs., 37 min. Recorded: February 3, 2015. Participants: Mark and Seth
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franz nepomuk –
this is indeed a close reading. heideggers essay/speech is discussed sentence by sentence. one guy has a pretty good grasp of heidggers work, the other is more analytically minded but still open (free) to let heidegger be himself. as a native german speaker, i did notice some very problematic choices made by the translator of the text. sure enough, the two PEL dudes ran into those parts and got trapped by the weird translation. i wish i could have been there to set things a little straighter. Still, i enjoyed listening to this reading – but i am very disappointed that the discussion stops about halfway through the text (just when the interesting part starts) ! where is part two? this thing makes no sense if you dont complete the reading! thats why i am only giving 3 stars. Record the second half guys!