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a very helpful guide May 1, 2005
A well-written, scholarly overview of Heidegger's work which ties all of the latter's aspects back to the "question of Being" or the "truth of Being" which was Heidegger's main concern. In the process Poggeler may even convince you these phrases have a meaning!
Continually emphasizing that Heidegger can only be understood (as the title indicates) as constantly on a "path" or "way" and never as offering up definitive conclusions, Poggeler shows how his interest in the Christian experience of time, problems of logic and language, the hermeneutics of facticity or historicity, the "seminal element" uncovered by the first Greek thinkers, the confrontation with Nietzsche, the reflections on Holderlin and the possibility of the holy and a new beginning, and other elements all feed into Heidegger's unique synthesis.
Poggeler does a good job of showing how in different ways Heidegger tracks the problem of how, in the "appropriative event" which brings humanity and being together in truth or sense, concealment or mystery is always necessary as well, something which for Heidegger has been forgotten in Western metaphysics, with drastic consequences.