By Martin Heidegger, William McNeill, Julia Davis
Martin Heidegger’s 1942 lecture path translates Friedrich Hölderlin’s hymn "The Ister" in the context of Hölderlin’s poetic and philosophical paintings, with specific emphasis on Hölderlin’s discussion with Greek tragedy. added in summer time 1942 on the college of Freiburg, this direction used to be first released in German in 1984 as quantity fifty three of Heidegger's accumulated Works. Revealing for Heidegger’s considered the interval are his discussions of the which means of "the political" and "the national," within which he emphasizes the trouble and the need of discovering "one’s personal" in and during a discussion with "the foreign." during this context Heidegger displays at the nature of translation and interpretation. an in depth examining of the recognized refrain from Sophocles' Antigone, often called the "ode to man," is a key characteristic of the course.
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