Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume 13, Issue 1, Fall 2008

Ryan S. Hellmers
Pages 133-162

Reading in Ereignis
Schelling’s System of Freedom and the Beiträge

A close analysis of truth and freedom in Heidegger’s Beiträge zur Philosophie is offered, demonstrating that an engagement with Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling is decisive in bringing Heidegger to an understanding of Dasein in terms of freedom, community, culture, and history. The controversial claim that a reconsideration of German Idealism can provide a new way of accessing Heidegger’s later work is strongly supported in this essay, demonstrating that the payoff of this approach is vast as well as highly coherent with many recent developments in Heidegger scholarship which focus on practical philosophy.