Autobiography Of Philosophy

Autobiography Of Philosophy

by Michael Davis
     
 

In making the condition for its own possibility its deepest concern, philosophy is necessarily about itself_it is autobiographical. The first part of The Autobiography of Philosophy interprets Heidegger's Being and Time, Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals, Aristotle's Metaphysics, and Plato's Lysis as examples of the implicitly autobiographical character of

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In making the condition for its own possibility its deepest concern, philosophy is necessarily about itself_it is autobiographical. The first part of The Autobiography of Philosophy interprets Heidegger's Being and Time, Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals, Aristotle's Metaphysics, and Plato's Lysis as examples of the implicitly autobiographical character of philosophy. The second part is a reading of Rousseau's The Reveries of the Solitary Walker.

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Review Of Metaphysics
This book is both far reaching and tightly focused.
Philosophy in Review
Davis does an excellent job of teasing out several interrelated tensions in the Reveries . . . careful and illuminating. . . . Displays an excellent philosophical sensitivity to particular texts.
— Rebecca Kukla, Carleton University
Nicholas Dent
considers the character and role of philosophy, or of philosophizing, comprises a series of chapters on Rousseau's Reveries, devoting one to each of the 'Walks' in that work in turn, assessing and extending their themes and ideas and bringing forward the interpretation of their underlying significance.
Philosophy in Review - Rebecca Kukla
Davis does an excellent job of teasing out several interrelated tensions in the Reveries . . . careful and illuminating. . . . Displays an excellent philosophical sensitivity to particular texts.
Review of Metaphysics
This book is both far reaching and tightly focused.
Booknews
For Heidegger, an authentic project of philosophy was predicated upon authentic being () or, in the formulation of Davis (political philosophy, Fordham U.) an authentic autobiography of the philosopher's thought. He argues that this concern for autobiography was shared by Socrates, Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Aristotle, After examining their modes of thought, Davis devotes the bulk of his attention to the philosopher he feels epitomizes this concern<-->Jean Jacques Rousseau<-->as demonstrated in his . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780847692279
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
0.66(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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