Eckhart, Heidegger, and the imperative of releasement / Ian Alexander Moore.
- Albany : State University of New York Press, 
- SUNY series in contemporary continental philosophy
SUNY series in contemporary continental philosophy
xvii, 331 pages ; 24 cm.
- Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
Eckhart, Meister, -1327 -- Influence.
Eckhart, Meister, -1327.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.).
- "In the late Middle Ages the philosopher and mystic Meister Eckhart preached that to know the truth you must be the truth. But how to be the truth? Eckhart's answer comes in the form of an imperative: release yourself, let be. Only then will you be able to understand that the deepest meaning of being is releasement. Only then will you become who you truly are. This book interprets Eckhart's Latin and Middle High German writings under the banner of an imperative of releasement, and then shows how the twentieth-century thinker Martin Heidegger creatively appropriates this idea at several stages of his career. Heidegger had a lifelong fascination with Eckhart, referring to him as "the old master of letters and life." Drawing on archival material and Heidegger's marginalia in his personal copies of Eckhart's writings, Moore argues that Eckhart was one of the most important figures in Heidegger's philosophy. This book also contains previously unpublished documents by Heidegger on Eckhart, as well as the first English translation of Nishitani Keiji's essay "Nietzsche's Zarathustra and Meister Eckhart," which he initially gave as a presentation in one of Heidegger's classes in 1938"-- Provided by publisher.
- Heidegger on Eckhart
Thinking, being, and the problem of ontotheology in Eckhart's Latin writings
Become who you are: the oneness of thinking and being as releasement in Eckhart's German writings
Eckhart's strategies for cultivating releasement
The middle voice of releasement in Heidegger's lecture courses, 1928-30
Violent thinking and being in Heidegger's introduction to metaphysics, 1935
Releasement as the essence of thinking and being in Heidegger's first "Country path conversation", 1945.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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