Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Heidegger's Gesamtausgabe in the Divyadaan Library

The Divyadaan library has just got richer by a whole new set of Heidegger's Gesamtausgabe. We ordered the paperback set in order to cut costs, but I am already regretting. These are books that you need to have properly open before you if you are going to read and understand... But: the deed is done.

Volumes still to arrive: 3, 4, 30, 35, 37, 57, 72, 73, 74, 82, 83, 84, 86.

Why this extravagance? One, because many of the volumes in this 90 volume set are never going to be translated. Two, because one does need to refer to the German every now and then, in order to shed light on some obscure point, or to check some reference while editing an article - and this can be done even if one's German is not really strong enough to be able to read Heidegger. Three, why not, perhaps there will be some future professor who might have enough German to read and understand ....

A patrimony.

For the record, we also have part of the Gadamer Collected Works in German, and again part of Dilthey's Collected Works in German.

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