This is the first English translation of one of Heidegger's most important early lecture courses, including his most extensive treatment of the topic of destruction. "Phenomenology of Intuition and Expression" is a crucial text for understanding the early development of Heidegger's thought. This lecture course was presented in the summer semester of 1920 at the University of Freiburg. At the center of this course is Heidegger's elaboration of the meaning and function of the phenomenological destruction. In no other work by Heidegger do we find as comprehensive a treatment of the theme of destruction as in this lecture course. Culminating in a destruction of contemporaneous philosophy in terms of its understanding of 'life' as a primal phenomenon, this lecture course can be seen to open the way towards a renewal of the meaning of philosophy as such. This hugely important philosophical work is now available in English for the first time.
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers. Tracy Colony teaches philosophy at the European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin, Germany.
Translator's Foreword; Introduction: The Problem Situation of Philosophy; 1. The Function of a 'Theory of Philosophical Concept Formation' in Phenomenology; 2. The Distinction between Scientific Philosophy and Worldview Philosophy; 3. Life Philosophy and Culture Philosophy - the Two Main Groups of Contemporary Philosophy; 4. Life as Primal Phenomenon and the Two Problem Groups of Contemporary Philosophy; 5. The Phenomenological Destruction Groups; Part I: On the Destruction of the Problem of the A Priori; 6. The Six Meanings of History and First Bringing-Out of the Pre-Delineations in Them; 7. The Right Pursuit of the Pre-Delineations: The Explication of the Sense-Complexes; 8. Characterization of Relation: The Articulation of the Sense-Complexes According to the Sense of Relation; 9. The Role of the Historical within the A Priori Tendency of Philosophy; 10. Characterization of Enactment: The Articulation of the Sense-Complexes According to the Sense of Enactment; Part II: On the Destruction of the Problem of Lived Experience; 11. The Transition to the Second Problem Group and the Relation between Psychology and Philosophy; Section One: The Destructing Consideration of the Natorpian Position; 12. The Four Viewpoints of Destruction; 13. Natorp's General Reconstructive Psychology; 14. The Carrying-Out of the Destruction; 15. Constitution as Guiding Preconception; Section Two: The Destructing Consideration of the Diltheyian Position (Transcript: Oskar Becker); 16. The Attitudinal Character of Natorp's Philosophy and the Expectation of the Opposite in Dilthey's; 17. Report on Dilthey's Philosophy; 18. The Destruction of the Diltheyian Philosophy; 19. Natorp and Dilthey - The Task of Philosophy Appendices; Editor's Afterword; Glossary, Notes, Index.