The article attempts an analysis of the first texts by Martin Heidegger written in 1909-1919. This analysis identifies a central shift in philosophical thought - from theologically-conceived adoration of eternity to philosophical absolutization of time. These texts mark the essence of the first period of the German philosopher's thought. They reveal the young Heidegger's inveteracy in Catholicism, and his apologetic disposition, which saw a crisis in 1911. The author also explores Heidegger's transition to the Neo-Kantians of Freiburg University, the battle against psychologism fought there, and the Habilitation thesis on Duns Scotus influenced by Rickert and Husserl. That thesis gave birth to the concept of the correlativity between eternity and time, which, itself is based on Hegel's philosophy and would support the development of Heidegger's remaining thought. Finally, Heidegger's concentration on time is analysed in the context of his conversion to Protestantism.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)
- Cultural Studies