Zollikon Seminars

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1833-1

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1832-4
Publication Date
September 2001
Categories
Page Count
360 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9
ISBN
0-8101-1833-5

Zollikon Seminars

Protocols - Conversations - Letters
Martin Heidegger

Long awaited and eagerly anticipated, this remarkable volume allows English-speaking readers to experience a profound dialogue between the German philosopher Martin Heidegger and the Swiss psychiatrist Medard Boss. A product of their warm friendship, Zollikon Seminars chronicles an extraordinary exchange of ideas. Heidegger strove to transcend the bounds of philosophy while Boss and his colleagues in the scientific community sought to understand their patients and their world. The result: the best and clearest introduction to Heidegger's philosophy available.



Boss approached Heidegger asking for help in reflective thinking on the nature of Heidegger's work. Soon they were holding annual two-week meetings in Boss's home in Zollikon, Switzerland. The protocols from these seminars, recorded by Boss and reviewed, corrected, and supplemented by Heidegger himself, make up one part of this volume. They are augmented by Boss's record of the conversations he had with Heidegger in the days between seminars and by excerpts from the hundreds of letters the philosopher wrote to Boss between 1947 and 1971.


About the Author
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is one of the most influential twentieth-century philosophers. Among his many works are Being and Time and Parmenides.
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