, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 597-602
Date: 06 Dec 2012

Book Review: Joan González Guardiola. Heidegger y los relojes (Heidegger and the Watches)

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A good way to present a philosophical book is to reconstruct the inner logic that explains and justifies the tasks developed in it. I will begin saying that the book departs from Heidegger’s work examination on “ordinary time.” The relation the author establishes with Heidegger is manifold, as we will see, and its description will help the reader to have an idea of the parts of the book and their connections. The first two parts develop the genesis of time measurement, which is the way Joan González deals with the task that Heidegger had already indicated but left out in his main work. In Heidegger (1972), talks about the possibility of a more “originary inmersion” (“ursprüngliches Aufgehen”) of the primitive Dasein into the phenomena, and introduces the task in § 80 to carry out a “further investigation” (“weitergehende Untersuchung”) about the relation between the number in the historic becoming, the world’s astronomically calculated time and the temporality and historicity of the Da ...

Financial support for my work was provided by the DGI, Spanish Government, research project FFI2010-16049 and by the FPU Program of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. I would like to thank Francesc Pereña for his valuable comments on some aspects of this review.