Heidegger's Phenomenology of the Greek Gods

Philosophy Today 56 (4):419-33 (2012)
Develops Heidegger’s understanding of the Greek gods in the summer 1943 lecture course on Heraclitus. Of particular note is Heidegger’s assertion at the beginning of the lecture course that “there is no Greek religion,” though Heraclitus is said to “have” gods. Heidegger holds that the essential activity of gods consists in "giving signs." An explanation of the connection between gods and their signs gains clarification by a study of how Heidegger understands the Greek concepts of theoi and daimones in the earlier but related Parmenides course of winter 1942-43.
Keywords Heidegger  Phenomenology of Religion  Heraclitus  Parmenides  Greek Gods
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DOI 10.5840/philtoday20125645
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