Den sproglige erfaring: En Heideggerlæsning

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  • Casper Løwenstein
Drawing on the work of Heidegger, this dissertation develops a concept of linguistic experience. It brings together examinations of Heidegger’s style, close readings of some of his most programmatic passages, his writings on language, as well as his interpretations of Hegel, Hölderlin, and others, to support the overall argument that experience is both proto-linguistic and proto-historical. On an exegetical level, I argue that experience is an overlooked element of Heidegger’s ambitions concerning the work and future of thinking. On a more general level, I illuminate features of experience such as negativity, imprint, transition, and tentativeness, and reflect on the role of these features in the use of language in metaphysics and in poetry. With the term ‘preparatory history,’ I summarize Heidegger’s conception of poetry and his ideal of a historical thinking that is more closely oriented to experience. This reading opens up avenues for further investigation regarding the work and aim of philosophy.
Translated title of the contributionLinguistic Experience: A Reading of Heidegger
Original languageDanish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherPædagogisk Filosofisk Forening
Number of pages277
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesStudier i Pædagogisk Filosofi. Monografiserie

Bibliographical note

This book is a heavily revised version of a dissertation submitted in 2012 for the extended MA degree ( in philosophy at University of Copenhagen. An earlier, shortened version of the current Chapter III has previously been published as the article ”Erfaring og sprog” in: Studier i Pædagogisk Filosofi Vol. 3 No. 1 (2014).

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Theology - Experience, Heidegger, History, Language, Metaphysics, Ontology, Philosophy, Poetry

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