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Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language: Toward a New Poetics of Dasein

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

Abstract

Martin Heidegger's interpretations of the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin are central to his later philosophy and have determined the mainstream reception of the latter's poetry. This book argues that Heidegger has overlooked central elements in Hölderlin's poetics, such as a Kantian understanding of aesthetic subjectivity and a commitment to Enlightenment ideals. These elements, the book argues, resist the more politically distressing aspects of Heidegger's interpretations, including his nationalist valorization of the German language and sense of ... More

Keywords: Martin Heidegger, German, Friedrich Hölderlin, philosophy, Enlightenment, poetics, alienation, Gelassenheit, Dasein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780823223602
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823223602.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, author
Department of Philosophy, Fordham University