chapter  5
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Language, tradition and the craft of thinking

This chapter concerns language, both Heidegger’s unconventional view of language and, at the end of the chapter, the extraordinary experiments with the rhetorical forms of philosophical writings to which his thinking leads him. In between, we will have a close look at the way Heidegger reads the texts of Western tradition, his revisionist concern with what gets said or – more precisely – what gets covered over in the language of these texts.