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Troubled Brows

Troubled Brows Martin Heidegger Anmerkungen I–V ( Schwarze Hefte 1942–1948 ). Martin Heidegger Gesamtausgabe Band 97. Edited by Peter Trawny. Frankfurt am Main: V. Klostermann Verlag, 2015. pp. 527. … In thought, a fine human brow is like the East when troubled with the morning. . . . But in the great Sperm Whale, this high and mighty god-like dignity inherent in the brow is so immensely amplified, that gazing on it, in that full front view, you feel the Deity and the dread powers more forcibly than in beholding any other object in living nature. . . . I but put that brow before you. Read it if you can. herman melville , Moby-Dick , Ch. 79 ∵ Normally the word Anmerkungen means “footnotes.” Footnotes to what, in the present case? Presumably to Heidegger’s essays on the history of beyng, the bulk of them from the mid-to-late 1930s. Presumably also, and especially, footnotes to the Beiträge zur Philosophie of 1936–38. Why do these texts require “footnoting”? Or perhaps Anmerkungen here means simply “observations” or “asides” or “notes.” Yet does Heidegger’s more considered work need “asides”? Or are the asides mere footnotes to the parlous situation Heidegger finds himself in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

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Brill
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/15691640-12341341
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Martin Heidegger Anmerkungen I–V ( Schwarze Hefte 1942–1948 ). Martin Heidegger Gesamtausgabe Band 97. Edited by Peter Trawny. Frankfurt am Main: V. Klostermann Verlag, 2015. pp. 527. … In thought, a fine human brow is like the East when troubled with the morning. . . . But in the great Sperm Whale, this high and mighty god-like dignity inherent in the brow is so immensely amplified, that gazing on it, in that full front view, you feel the Deity and the dread powers more forcibly than in beholding any other object in living nature. . . . I but put that brow before you. Read it if you can. herman melville , Moby-Dick , Ch. 79 ∵ Normally the word Anmerkungen means “footnotes.” Footnotes to what, in the present case? Presumably to Heidegger’s essays on the history of beyng, the bulk of them from the mid-to-late 1930s. Presumably also, and especially, footnotes to the Beiträge zur Philosophie of 1936–38. Why do these texts require “footnoting”? Or perhaps Anmerkungen here means simply “observations” or “asides” or “notes.” Yet does Heidegger’s more considered work need “asides”? Or are the asides mere footnotes to the parlous situation Heidegger finds himself in

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: May 28, 2016

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