Out now, the latest essay by Lin Ma for the BSP Journal, published online in advance of the paper edition.
Lin Ma – ‘Going Under Toward the Abyssal Question: Heidegger’s Confrontation with Hegel on Negativity’ (Originally published online: 27 February 2019)
Abstract: Consulting Heidegger’s other texts composed during 1936–1942, this article employs a principle of charity and constructs a consistent discourse about an inceptual negativity Heidegger articulates through a confrontation with Hegel in GA 68. Heidegger deliberately differentiates his use of denial (Verneinung) that bears Being-historical significance from Hegel’s Negation that allegedly aims at synthesis or elevation as a dialectical movement. Being unsatisfied with his approach that remains entangled with metaphysics in the Contributions, Heidegger attempts to transform the question of the Nothing from a subsidiary question to Beyng to an abyssal question. One needs to go under toward the Nothing in its concealed, conjoined, and most intimate relation to Beyng. The movement of going under is fundamentally significant for transitions that could occur from out of the history of Beyng. Never being the fullness of essence, the Nothing places a limit on Beyng, constantly thwarts its unfolding, and maintains it in finitude.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1586341
Lin Ma, School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
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