Duns Scotus's Doctrine of Categories and Meaning (Studies in Continental Thought) (Hardcover)

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Duns Scotus's Doctrine of Categories and Meaning (Studies in Continental Thought) (Hardcover)

By Martin Heidegger, Joydeep Bagchee (Translator), Jeffrey D. Gower (Translator)

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Duns Scotus's Doctrine of Categories and Meaning is a key text for the origins of Martin Heidegger's concept of "facticity." Originally submitted as a postdoctoral thesis in 1915, it focuses on the 13th-century philosopher-theologian John Duns Scotus.

Heidegger first analyzes Scotus's doctrine of categories, then offers a meticulous explanation of the Grammatica Speculativa, a work of medieval grammar now known to be authored by the Modist grammarian Thomas of Erfurt. Taken together, these investigations represent an early foray into Heidegger's lifelong philosophical concerns, "the question of being in the guise of the problem of categories and the question of language in the guise of the doctrine of meaning."

This new and unique translation of one of Heidegger's earliest works offers an important look at his early thinking before the question of being became his central concern and will appeal to readers exploring Heidegger's philosophical development, medieval philosophy, phenomenological interpretations of the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of language.

Joydeep Bagchee is the author of The Nay Science: A History of German Indology and Philology and Criticism. He specializes in German and Indian philosophies. He lives and teaches in Berlin. Jeffrey D. Gower is Byron K. Trippett Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Wabash College. His research focuses on questions of sovereignty, economy, and ecology in Agamben, Derrida, Heidegger, and Aristotle.
Product Details ISBN: 9780253062642
ISBN-10: 0253062640
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Pages: 228
Language: English
Series: Studies in Continental Thought