Heidegger on Art and Art Works

  • Authors
  • Joseph J. Kockelmans

Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 99)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Some Observations on the History of Aesthetics and on the Manner in Which Heidegger Has Tried to Retrieve Some of its Essential Moments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Joseph J. Kockelmans
      Pages 5-22
    3. Joseph J. Kockelmans
      Pages 23-34
    4. Joseph J. Kockelmans
      Pages 35-45
    5. Joseph J. Kockelmans
      Pages 46-68
  3. Heidegger’s “The Origin of the Work of Art”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-71
    2. Joseph J. Kockelmans
      Pages 110-137
    3. Joseph J. Kockelmans
      Pages 138-167
    4. Joseph J. Kockelmans
      Pages 168-185
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 211-249

About this book


This book grew from a series of lectures presented in 1983 in the context of the Summer Program in Phenomenology at The Pennsylvania State University. For these lectures I made use of notes and short essays which I had written between 1978 and 1982 during interdisciplinary seminars on Heidegger's later philosophy in general, and on his philosophy of language and art in particular. The participants in these seminars consisted of faculty members and graduate students concerned with the sciences, the arts, literature, literary criticism, art history, art education, and philosophy. On both occasions I made a special effort to introduce those who did not yet have a specialized knowledge of Heidegger's philosophy, to his later way of thinking. In this effort I was guided by the conviction that we, as a group, had to aim for accuracy, precision, clarity, faithfulness, and depth, while at the same time taking distance, comparing Heidegger's views with ideas of other philosophers and thinkers, and cultivat­ ing a proper sense of criticism. Over the years it has become clear to me that among professional philoso­ phers, literary critics, scholars concerned with art history and art education, and scientists from various disciplines, there are many who are particularly interested in "Heidegger's philosophy of art". I have also become convinced that many of these dedicated scholars often have difficulty in understanding Heidegger's lectures on art and art works. This is understandable.


Contemporary art Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Immanuel Kant Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Kant Martin Heidegger Middle Ages Renaissance concept experience history of literature phenomenology romanticism subject time

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-3144-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5067-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-1350
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