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The study Speech and Dis-closure offers first a brief sketch of speech and understanding in Heidegger’s Being and Time and then turns to the reception of  the early Heidegger by today’s American normative pragmatists (Dreyfus, Brandom, Crowell et al.). Focusing on the problematic aspects of this reception makes it possible to show within a short discussion the more general difference between philosophies of language (communication) and the philosophy of understanding, which connects speech and speech-constituted nature of experience with temporality and the situatedness of human Being. This difference, which has kept and continues to keep much of modern philosophical discussion in separate tracks, is what Speech and Dis-closure seeks to make sense of by means of a deepened conception of understanding. In this it is guided by the attempt to render more precise and find a new use for the generally accepted though little examined distinction between language and speech. For only within the sphere of speech can it be shown that to speak about a thing means not only to share meanings but to be in the world with – and against – others.


Paperback, Published 2017, 77 pages, 978-80-7298-526-5.

pages: 77
bindings: paperbeack
book size: 110x150
publication year: 2017

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ISBN: 978-80-7298-526-5