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Heidegger on Death and Being

By Johannes Achill Niederhauser
  • ISBN Code: : 3030513750
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Philosophy
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The book is the first detailed and full exegesis of the role of death in Heidegger’s philosophy and provides a decisive answer to the question of being. It is well-known that Heidegger asked the “question of being”. It is equally commonplace to assume that Heidegger failed to provide a proper answer to the question. In this provocative new study Niederhauser argues that Heidegger gives a distinct response to the question of being and that the phenomenon of death is key to finding and understanding it. The book offers challenging interpretations of crucial moments of Heidegger’s philosophy such as aletheia, the history of being, time, technology, the fourfold, mortality, the meaning of existence, the event, and language. Niederhauser makes the case that any reading of Heidegger that ignores death cannot fully understand those concepts. The book argues that death is central to Heidegger’s “thinking path” from the early 1920s until his late post-war philosophy. The book thus attempts to show that there is a unity of the early and late Heidegger often ignored by other commentators. Niederhauser argues that death is the fulcrum of Heidegger’s ontology and the turning point of the history of being. Death resurfaces at the most crucial moments of the “thinking path” – from beginning to end. The book is of interest to those invested in current debates on the ethics of dying and the transhumanist project of digital human immortality. The text also shows that for Heidegger philosophy means first and foremost to learn how to die. This volume speaks to continental and analytical philosophers and students alike as it draws on a number of diverse Heidegger interpretations and appreciates intercultural differences in reading Heidegger.

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Few philosophers have devoted such sustained, almost obsessive attention to the topic of death as Søren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard and Death brings together new work on Kierkegaard's multifaceted discussions of death and provides a thorough guide to the development, in various texts and contexts, of Kierkegaard's ideas concerning death. Essays by an international group of scholars take up essential topics such as dying to the world, living death, immortality, suicide, mortality and subjectivity, death and the meaning of life, remembrance of the dead, and the question of the afterlife. While bringing Kierkegaard's philosophy of death into focus, this volume connects Kierkegaard with important debates in contemporary philosophy.

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  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: heidegger-on-death.pdf

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This book examines the question of death in the light of Heidegger's paradigmatic discussion in Being and Time. Although Heidegger's own treatment deliberately refrains from engaging theological perspectives, George Pattison suggests that these not only serve to bring out problematic elements in his own approach but also point to the larger human or anthropological issues in play. Pattison reveals where and how Heidegger and theology part ways but also how Heidegger can helpfully challenge theology to rethink one of its own fundamental questions: human beings' relation to their death and the meaning of death in their religious lives.

Heidegger's Philosophic Pedagogy

By Michael Ehrmantraut
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441135480
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 687
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Heidegger's Philosophic Pedagogy examines how Martin Heidegger conceives and carries out the task of educating human beings in a life determined by philosophic questioning. Through an exposition of recently published lecture courses that Heidegger delivered in the years 1928-1935, his magnum opus, Being and Time, and other key texts, the author shows that the task of education is central to Heidegger's understanding of philosophy. A pedagogical intention is essential to Heidegger's discourse in all its forms: lecture course, treatise and public address. It determines the philosopher's relation to students, readers and the public generally and the task of education is here shown to have a broad scope. This book reveals a continuity between Heidegger's efforts to engender a 'living philosophizing' in students and his conception of the role of philosophy in politics, a role that is defined as a form of 'leadership'. Michael Ehrmantraut's study of the aims, necessity, character, method and limits of Heidegger's philosophic pedagogy thus opens up the political implications of Heidegger's thought as he himself understood them.

Christianity and Confucianism

By Christopher Hancock
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 056765768X
  • Total of Pages : 697
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: christianity-and-confucianism.pdf

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Christianity and Confucianism: Culture, Faith and Politics, sets comparative textual analysis against the backcloth of 2000 years of cultural, political, and religious interaction between China and the West. As the world responds to China's rise and China positions herself for global engagement, this major new study reawakens and revises an ancient conversation. As a generous introduction to biblical Christianity and the Confucian Classics, Christianity and Confucianism tells a remarkable story of mutual formation and cultural indebtedness. East and West are shown to have shaped the mind, heart, culture, philosophy and politics of the other - and far more, perhaps, than either knows or would want to admit. Christopher Hancock has provided a rich and stimulating resource for scholars and students, diplomats and social scientists, devotees of culture and those who pursue wisdom and peace today.

Heidegger and Practical Philosophy

By François Raffoul,David Pettigrew
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 079148873X
  • Total of Pages : 395
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 796
  • Pdf File: heidegger-and-practical-philosophy.pdf

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Investigating the extent to which Heidegger's thought can be read as a crucial resource for practical philosophy and the articulation of an ethos for our time, leading scholars offer a sustained and intensive focus on Heidegger's thought of praxis.

Heidegger and Contemporary Philosophy

By Carmine Di Martino
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030565661
  • Total of Pages : 293
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 827
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This text illuminates the relevance and importance of Heidegger’s thought today. The chapters address the modern living conditions of intense social transformation intertwined with the continuous and rapid development of technologies that redefine the borders between nations and cultures. Technology globalizes markets, customs, the exchange of information, and economic flows but also – as Heidegger reminds us – revolutionizes the way we relate to bodies, to life, and to earth, by way of introducing both unprecedented opportunities and great dangers.

Guide to Heidegger's Being and Time, A

By Magda King
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 079149148X
  • Total of Pages : 428
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: guide-to-heidegger-s-being-and-time-a.pdf

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An indispensable guide to the major work of one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers.

Heidegger and a Metaphysics of Feeling

By Sharin N. Elkholy
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1441195491
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: heidegger-and-a-metaphysics-of-feeling.pdf

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The early Heidegger of Being and Time is generally believed to locate finitude strictly within the individual, based on an understanding that this individual will have to face its death alone and in its singularity. Facing death is characterized by the mood of Angst (anxiety), as death is not an experience one can otherwise access outside of one's own demise. In the later Heidegger, the finitude of the individual is rooted in the finitude of the world it lives in and within which it actualizes its possibilities, or Being. Against the standard reading that the early Heidegger places the emphasis on individual finitude, this important new book shows how the later model of the finitude of Being is developed in Being and Time. Elkholy questions the role of Angst in Heidegger's discussion of death and it is at the point of transition from the nothing back to the world of projects that the author locates finitude and shows that Heidegger's later thinking of the finitude of Being is rooted in Being and Time.

Heidegger, Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being

By Philip Tonner
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1441161716
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 724
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In Heidegger, Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being, Philip Tonner presents an interpretation of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger in terms of the doctrine of the 'univocity of being'. According to the doctrine of univocity there is a fundamental concept of being that is truly predicable of everything that exists. This book explores Heidegger's engagement with the work of John Duns Scotus, who raised philosophical univocity to its historical apotheosis. Early in his career, Heidegger wrote a book-length study of what he took to be a philosophical text of Duns Scotus'. Yet, the word 'univocity' rarely features in translations of Heidegger's works. Tonner shows, by way of a comprehensive discussion of Heidegger's philosophy, that a univocal notion of being in fact plays a distinctive and crucial role in his thought. This book thus presents a novel interpretation of Heidegger's work as a whole that builds on a suggested interpretation by Gilles Deleuze in Difference and Repetition and casts a new light on Heidegger's philosophy, clearly illuminating his debt to Duns Scotus.