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The Contingency of NecessityReason and God as Matters of Fact$
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Tyler Tritten

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474428194

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428194.001.0001

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Event and De-cision: Towards an Appropriation of Heidegger’s Last God

Event and De-cision: Towards an Appropriation of Heidegger’s Last God

(p.167) Chapter 6 Event and De-cision: Towards an Appropriation of Heidegger’s Last God
The Contingency of Necessity

Tyler Tritten

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter compares Heidegger, primarily utilizing his notion of the last God in Contributions to Philosophy and his analysis of the contingency of reason The Principle of Reason, with Schelling. A number of similarities are drawn while also being careful to explicate their essential differences. For instance, although Schelling offers a very elaborate philosophy and history of mythology, Heidegger proves more pagan insofar as the last God is to be ushered in by poets rather than by philosophers. Of particular interest is a certain ambivalence in Heidegger. Does the last God arrive because beckoned by the human being or does the last God arrive completely of its own accord?

Keywords:   Last God, Decision, Truth, Schelling, Heidegger

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