[Heidegger's] greatest work essential for all collections Choice students of Heidegger will surely find this book indispensable Library JournalContributions to Philosophy From Enowning, written inand first published inas Beitrage zur Philosophie Vom Ereignis, is Heidegger's most groundbreaking work after the publication of Being and Time inIf Being and Time is perceived as undermining modern metaphysics, Contributions undertakes to reshape the very project of thinking PROPRIATIONThis new translation chooses the term 'event' to translate the German concept 'Ereignis' over what would have been my preferred choice of 'propriation'.This disagreement aside, and the strengths or weaknesses of the present translation over the older one notwithstanding, this monograph pinpoints the fact that, like Friedrich Nietzsche, the German professor of philosophy Martin Heidegger is a global thinker whose thought will inspire others to make the leap into thinking and become creators in their own right.Contributions to Philosophy is not an impossible read, but requires a high degree of thoughtfulness, which one must fight tooth and nail to achieve in our distracted times.In the shortest possible way, I would say that Contributions is a preparation for a redefinition of man's essence, away from the calculating rational animal to Dasein, the being who grounds the there.Time and space, for Heidegger, can only be adequately grasped in terms of Dasein and this is because metaphysics, in light of the death of the Christian moral god, is at an end in the sense that it has reached its fulfilment as well as power of illumination.It is now time for the 'other' thinking whose nature Heidegger will describe in the two sequels to Contributions: Mindfulness and The Event.What, ultimately, is Heidegger's contribution to Western thought?I would say that Heidegger's contribution lies in decisively bringing metaphysics as metaphysics to light and to completion, something Nietzsche wanted to happen but was unable to achieve himself (no thinker can leap over his own shadow), and thereby create the spiritual conditions necessary for a few individuals here and there across the globe to assert themselves in their naked creativity, 'beyond good an evil', in the absolving releasement of being let and of letting be otherwise known as freedom. My favorite Heidegger What to say (What can I say?)?The leap attempted; the openning of the space beyond and yet anterir to philosophy as we know it, into that which is and is not philosophy.I need to reread this These words will ever remain on my tongue. THE book. Parvis Emad and Kenneth Maly's translation of Martin Heidegger's Beiträge zur Philosophie, sketches of a planned work from 19361938, is an erroneous approach to a fascinating topic The Beiträge is something like Heidegger's Philosophical Investigations, an exploratory approach to reopening topics he addressed in Being and Time in a vastly changed framework; published only with Heidegger's cenentary in 1989, it has not yet received the serious attention it merits Part of the reason is this initial translation, published in 1999; Heidegger's language in the Beiträge is highly challenging but Emad and Maly's addiction to grammarbending neologisms like enowning (Ereignis, literally translated as happening) renders their text nearly unusable Translators do have a considerable amount of poetic license, but an adequate translation must be recognizable as an instance of the target language and two decades on this is not (My remarks are based on a reading of the German text; there is arecent translation from Richard Rojcewicz and Daniela VallegaNeu which aims forliterality, but I have not seen it.) Heidegger on the cusp of greatness, necessary reading to really get into Mindfulness. I could write a ton of books on this one, but I'm afraid that most of them will be a pain to read: I've kinda lost 'faith' in Heidegger here Sadly, I'm beginning to see consistencies in his philosophy that are utterly dull and uninteresting to me. Ah man, just seeing the title of this book stresses me out, years later! I wrote my PhD dissertation on this thing and actually cannot recommend it to anyone The Beiträge is, essentially, a failed experiment that shows the limitations of Heidegger's project. The stormy skies of a mind approaching greatness Contributions is where Heidegger secures his legacy and initiates the turning to Being as event that defines his enigmatic later work This book contains loosely structured meditations on the history of Being, space and time and the beingthere that constitutes the foundation of human reality In other words, the sort of discussions that are guaranteed to clear a room.This is serious stuff, even for a Heidegger enthusiast Working through the total collection of meditations took two months of intense daily reading and I still haven't wrapped my head around some of the nuances But this struggle is largely familiar for the sort of insane individual willing to swim in the weird waters of Heidegger's phenomenology.Contributions has Big H reaching deep into premetaphysical thought to dismantle the Platonic conception of Being as universal beingness Along the way, he stops to punch holes in the phenomenology of spacetime and bemoan the advancing technological age But the centerpiece of the book, as much as there can be one, is his great offering to philosophy: the vision of Being as the event of appropriation where Dasein grounds a there as the open region, or clearing, where selfconcealing beings arise. If anyone knows why a second translation was made a mere 10 years after the first, and that the first wasn't merely revised Anyone?