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Destruction
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[German Version]

is (as Destruktion) a term in M. Heidegger's philosophy in the 1920s that appeared first in his lecture in the summer semester of 1920 and was extensively elucidated in the programmatic work Phänomenologische Interpretationen zu Aristoteles (1923). “Destruction” refers to the “dismantling” of tradition in terms of the self-evidence of its concepts and discourse. This destruction is necessary in order to expose and repeat the original philosophical experiences as the “foundation” of tradition. While in the 1923 work…

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Figal, Günter, “Destruction”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03564>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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