Ethics and Danger: Essays on Heidegger and Continental Thought

Ethics and Danger: Essays on Heidegger and Continental Thought

by Arleen B. Dallery
     
 

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Ethics and Danger examines Heidegger’s association with German National Socialism and attempts to understand both the question of politics in Heidegger’s thought and the thought that gives rise to that question. It explores the contribution of Heidegger’s work to issues of ethics, technology, and social theory, as well as his relationship to other

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Ethics and Danger examines Heidegger’s association with German National Socialism and attempts to understand both the question of politics in Heidegger’s thought and the thought that gives rise to that question. It explores the contribution of Heidegger’s work to issues of ethics, technology, and social theory, as well as his relationship to other thinkers such as Parmenides, Aristotle, Hegel, Husserl, Benjamin, Levinas, Rorty, Foucault, and Derrida. Finally, it addresses the more general question of the future of ethical thought within continental philosophy.

In order to engage the ethical issues surrounding Heidegger’s life and thought, the authors speak of dangers such as facism and the facile, self-congratulatory moral stance that Heidegger exemplifies. The question of how to speak in the wake of Heidegger’s thought takes many forms, and the answers represent a diversity of viewpoints from both American and continental thinkers.

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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 (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791409848
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
SUNY Series, Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Series , #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Arleen B. Dallery is Associate Professor of Philosophy at LaSalle University.

Charles E. Scott is Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. They are the editors of Crises in Continental Philosophy: The Question of the Other and Essays in Contemporary Continental Philosophy, both published by SUNY Press.

P. Holley Roberts is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

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