At what point does Heidegger become fully aware of the problem of being? How can this question be approached philosophically? On what methodological assumptions does an ontology of human life rest? What authors and what texts set the course for his philosophical investigation?
Here is a battery of questions to which this writing offers a first answer that will surprise those readers who are not yet familiar with Heidegger's early work. These "Phenomenological Interpretations" on Aristotle, written in 1922 with some urgency to apply for a tenure professor vacancy, reveal from their initial pages a fundamental methodological concern for the issue of human life, specifically, for the being of human life .