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Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being

Jeff Malpas


The idea of place—of topos—runs through Martin Heidegger’s thinking almost from the very start. It can be seen not only in his attachment to the famous hut in Todtnauberg but in his constant deployment of topological terms and images, and in the situated character of his thought and of its major themes and motifs. Heidegger’s work, this book argues, exemplifies the practice of “philosophical topology.” The author examines the topological aspects of Heidegger’s thought and offers a broad elaboration of the philosophical significance of place. In doing so, he provides a distinct approach to Heid ... More

Keywords: topos, Martin Heidegger, Todtnauberg, philosophical topology, place, Kant, Aristotle, Gadamer, Davidson, Benjamin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780262016841
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016841.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Malpas, author