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Guide to the Helene Weiss Heidegger lecture notes, 1920-1949
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The collection contains notes thaken by Helene Weiss and her associates during a series of courses taken from Heidegger; it forms a complete and clearly presented corpus of Heidegger's teaching and philosophy in one of the most important periods of his career.
A student of Martin Heidegger from 1920 until 1934, when she was driven into exile from Germany. She received her doctorate in Basel under Prof. Schmalenbach, and eventually settled in England and taught mainly at the University of Glasgow. She died in 1951. Being absent in some semesters for family reasons, Helene Weiss completed the series of Heidegger's lectures and seminars by copying H. Mèorchen or other students' notes. She was part of a group of students (Mèorchen himself, Hans W. Loewald, Bondi, Brecht, etc.), who used to meet after Heidegger's courses to compare their own notes in order to check and complete them with precise quotations from Greek texts and translations.
2.25 linear ft.
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