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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 112

:.  Nerijus Stasiulis
        Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania




Martin Heidegger: the Preconceptual Origin of the Theory of Aristotle

This is the second part of a three-part text that looks at how Heidegger, in the earlier period of his thought (i.e. roughly prior to Being and Time), formulated an access to the pre-conceptual origin of theory, and how this enabled an access to and a rethinking of the Greek – and thus of the whole of Western – origin of philosophy/theory. This part of the text deals with the pre-conceptual origin of Aristotle's philosophical concepts, which is revealed by reading Aristotle through the method of Heidegger's phenomenology, or phenomenological hermeneutics. It is at this pre-conceptual level that the fundamental structure of Aristotle's philosophy and, at the same time, of Greek thinking, on the one hand, and Western thinking, on the other, appears, and, in a broad brush stroke, its two possibilities are revealed: the one which ignores the ecstatic time or the one which is the ecstatic time.


Key Words: Aristotle, ecstatic time, phenomenology-hermeneutics, Heidegger, ousia


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