Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 9, No 1 (2013)

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Heidegger's Historicisation of Aristotlean Being

Susan Roberts


This article examines Heidegger’s early work concerned with establishing a fundamental ontology. Specifically, it examines Heidegger’s interpretation and presentation of Aristotle’s own ontological thought. Given Heidegger’s predetermined assessment of being as historically determined, it is sought to show how that predetermined view influences Heidegger’s presentation of Aristotle’s metaphysical work. The wider implications of Heidegger’s assertion that being human is irretrievably historical are also considered.

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