JBSP Online: Book review – Ian Alexander Moore on Eckhart and Heidegger

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Aleš Novák’s review of by Ian Alexander Moore’s new book for the JBSP, online in advance of the paper edition.

Aleš Novák – Book Review: ‘Eckhart, Heidegger, and the Imperative of Releasement by Ian Alexander Moore’ [New York, SUNY, 2019]. (Review originally published online: 23 March 2020).

Opening paragraph: Moore’s book aims to demonstrate Eckhart’s life-long influence on Heidegger’s thinking. Moore focuses on Eckhart’s concept of releasement, which Heidegger adopts. Three appendices present all material concerning Heidegger’s relation to Eckhart, the first, eight-part appendix giving all locations of Heidegger’s references to Eckhart; Heidegger’s marginalia and underlining in his personal copies of Eckhart or books about Eckhart; a summary of Eckhart’s texts read or cited by Heidegger; reports of selected writers on Heidegger’s relation to Eckhart; and Heidegger’s evaluation of Käte Oltmanns’s dissertation Die Philosophie Meister Eckharts (1934), along with Heidegger’s notes from Oltmanns’s oral examination. The second appendix consists of the full text of Oltmanns’s Wesenheit, Dasein und Grund bei Meister Eckhart, presented in Heidegger’s seminar on Schelling in Marburg (1928). The last appendix delivers Nishitani Keiji’s essay Nietzsche’s Zarathustra und Meister Eckhart in Freiburg (1938).

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2020.1744821

Aleš Novák, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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