Telling Time: Sketch of a Phenomenological Chronology

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Telling Time takes up Heidegger's ideas of a phenomenological chronology in an attempt to pose the question of the possibility of a phenomenological language that would be given over to the temporality of being and the finitude of existence. The book combines a discussion of approaches to language in the philosophical tradition with readings of Husserl on temporality and the early and late texts of Heidegger's on logic, truth and the nature of language. As well as Heidegger's deconstruction of logic and metaphysics Dastur's work is informed by Derrida's deconstruction of the metaphysics of presence and Nietzschean genealogy. Appealing as much to Humboldt's philosophy of language as to H