Ethics and Danger

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Examines the association of German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) with National Socialism, in terms of ethics, technology, and social theory. A major question is what his embrace of fascism means for the future of ethics in the Continental philosophy he has so heavily influenced. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438400372
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Heidegger and Politics
1 Heidegger and Politics 3
2 Heidegger's Truth and Politics 11
3 Three Questions to Jacques Derrida 25
4 Spirit and Danger 43
5 Of Spirit and the Daimon: On Derrida's De l'esprit 59
6 Aletheia and Oblivion's Field: On Heidegger's Parmenides Lectures 71
7 Questioning Heidegger's Silence: A Postmodern Topology 83
Pt. 2 Heidegger's Thought
8 Ever Respectfully Mine: Heidegger on Agency and Responsibility 109
9 Metaphysical Presence: Heidegger on Time and Eternity 125
10 Framing Redemption: Aura, Origin, Technology in Benjamin and Heidegger 139
11 The Young Heidegger, Aristotle, Ethics 169
12 The Finitude of the World: Phenomenology in Transition from Husserl to Heidegger 187
13 Hegel, Heidegger, Derrida: Retrieval as Reconstruction, Destruction, Deconstruction 199
14 Architecture as Properly Useful Opening 215
Pt. 3 Ethical Currents in Continental Thought
15 Does Continental Ethics Have a Future? 229
16 Asceticism/Askesis: Foucault's Thinking Historical Subjectivity 243
17 Foucault and the Problem of Agency; Or, Toward a Practical Philosophy 255
18 Partial Attachments: A Deconstructive Model of Responsibility 273
19 Rorty on Derrida: A Discourse of Simulated Moderation 283
20 Elements of a Derridean Social Theory 301
21 Faceless Women and Serious Others: Levinas, Misogyny, and Feminism 317
Contributors 331
Index 335
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