Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being in Time, Division I. / Edition 1

Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being in Time, Division I. / Edition 1

by Hubert L. Dreyfus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262540568

ISBN-13: 9780262540568

Pub. Date: 12/14/1990

Publisher: MIT Press

Being-in-the-World is a guide to one of the most influential philosophical works of this century: Division I of Part One of Being and
Time, where Martin Heidegger works out an original and powerful account of being-in-the-world which he then uses to ground a profound critique of traditional ontology and epistemology. Hubert Dreyfus's commentary

Overview

Being-in-the-World is a guide to one of the most influential philosophical works of this century: Division I of Part One of Being and
Time, where Martin Heidegger works out an original and powerful account of being-in-the-world which he then uses to ground a profound critique of traditional ontology and epistemology. Hubert Dreyfus's commentary opens the way for a new appreciation of this difficult philosopher, revealing a rigorous and illuminating vocabulary that is indispensable for talking about the phenomenon of world.

The publication of Being and Time in
1927 turned the academic world on its head. Since then it has become a touchstone for philosophers as diverse as Marcuse, Sartre, Foucault, and Derrida who seek an alternative to the rationalist Cartesian tradition of western philosophy. But
Heidegger's text is notoriously dense, and his language seems to consist of unnecessarily barbaric neologisms; to the neophyte and even to those schooled in
Heidegger thought, the result is often incomprehensible.

Dreyfus's approach to this daunting book is straightforward and pragmatic. He explains the text by frequent examples drawn from everyday life, and he skillfully relates
Heidegger's ideas to the questions about being and mind that have preoccupied a generation of cognitive scientists and philosophers of mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262540568
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/14/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
558,558
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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