Dwelling Poetically

Educational Challenges in Heidegger’s Thinking of Poetry


This book philosophically discusses the educational challenges of dwelling poetically, which, according to Martin Heidegger, means learning from great poems how to live a worthy life and relate authentically to beings and to Being. The gifts of great poetry are carefully described and concrete approaches are presented that the educator can adopt.

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Editorial Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. One Poetry and Contemporary Human Challenges. Two Poetry as the Gift of Language. Three Poetry and Thinking. Four Poetry as Measure-Taking. Five The Origin of the Work of Art. Six Truth and Art. Seven The Encounter with Poetry. Notes. Bibliography. About the Author. Index.