Identity and Difference (Works / Martin Heidegger)

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Identity and Difference consists of English translations and the original German versions of two little-known lectures given in 1957 by Martin Heidegger, "The Principle of Identity" and "The Onto-theo-logical Constitution of Metaphysics." Both lectures discuss the problem of identity in the history of metaphysics. A helpful introduction and a list of references are also provided by translator Joan Stambaugh.

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"Stambaugh's new translation of Identitat und Differenz is a welcome addition to the growing body of English translations of Heidegger. The special merit of Stambaugh's work is that the translator was a student of Heidegger's and was able to prepare this translation in consultation with him. Her work should be particularly well received in view of the very poor quality of the previous translation of the same work, published for some reason under the title Essays in Metaphysics," - Stanley O. Hoerr and Staff, The Review of Metaphysics.

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Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) spent most of his career teaching at the University of Freiburg. His most prominent works include Being and Time, Discourse on Thinking, Identity and Difference, What Is Called Thinking?, and Poetry, Language, Thought. Joan Stambaugh is professor emerita of philosophy at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is the author, most recently, of The Finitude of Being, The Other Nietzsche, and The Formless Self.

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