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Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning), written in 1936-38 and primary released in 1989 as Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis), is Heidegger’s so much ground-breaking paintings after the booklet of Being and Time in 1927. If Being and Time is perceived as undermining glossy metaphysics, Contributions undertakes to reshape the very venture of thinking.

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17. , p. 222. 18. , p. 265. 19. Ibid. 20. , p. 47. Emphasis added. 21. , p. 264. 22. , p. 172. 23. , p. 308. 24. Ibid .. p. 357. 25. Wolfgang Kayser, Die Vortragsreise: Studien zur Literatur (Bern: Francke Verlag. 1958), p. 18. 26. Regarding this prefix, see also Susanne Ziegler, Heidegger. bf~la: Martin Heideggers Geschichtsdenken in seinen Vorlesungen 1934/1944 (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1991 ), p. 94. 27. Martin Heidegger. Grundbegriffe der Philosophie: Ausgewiihlte •Probleme • der • Logik; GA 45, p.

76. 28. Martin Heidegger, Besinnung, GA 66, p. 427. 29. Hans Kock, Erinnerungen an Martin Heidegger. Jahresgabe der Martin-Heidegger-Gesellschaft, 1996, p. 10; reprinted in Die Frage nach der Wahrheit, vol. 4 of the Manin-Heidegger-Gesellschaft Schriftenreihe (Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann, 1997), pp. 55-68. Acknowledgments We would like to express our gratitude to those who helped us in completing this translation project. In the first place our thanks are due to Herr Dr. Hermann Heidegger, Martin Heidegger's literary executor, for immediately realizing the peculiar needs that confront the translator of Beitriige zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) and for permission to write a ulonger" and umore detailed" foreword to this translation because of Mthe special circumstances in the language of Contributions ....

Saying from Enowning as the First Response {5-7] 5 thinking-questioning's decisions. Thinking in the crossing brings into dialogue what has first been of be-ing's truth and that which in the truth of be-ing is futural in the extreme-and in that dialogue brings to word the essential sway of be-ing, which has remained unquestioned until now. In the knowing awareness of thinking in the crossing, the first beginning remains decisively the first-and yet is overcome as beginning. For this thinking, reverence for the first beginning, which most dearly and initially discloses the uniqueness of this beginning, must coincide with the relentlessness of turning away from this beginning to an other questioning and saying.

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