The metaphysics of historicity: from Martin Heidegger to the Brazilian context. On the translation of the entry authored by Leonhard von Renthe-Fink
Keywords:Leonhard von Renthe-Fink, historicity, Martin Heidegger, metaphysics
After a brief introduction to the philosophy of historicity as discussed in the homonymous entry of the Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie (1971-2007), authored by Leonhard von Renthe-Fink, which highlights the key moments of its conceptualization process, this essay starts from where Von Renthe-Fink interrupts his synthetic analysis: Martin Heidegger’sfundamental ontology. From the clarification of the meaning of historicity for Heidegger, this essay also systematises – and therefore highlights – the relevance of Brazilian debates on historicity in the fields of Philosophy and Theory of History. The topic here brought to the fore, and into question – the problem of historicity as the metaphysical foundation of the idea of modern history – is little studied in the Lusophone world in general, and in the Brazilian one in particular.