Heidegger and Practical Philosophy


Leading scholars address the ethical and practical dimensions of Heidegger's thought.
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Leading scholars address the ethical and practical dimensions of Heidegger's thought.
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“This is a superb collection of essays by leading Heidegger scholars, a pioneering book that will be mandatory reading for anyone interested in the practical, ethical, and political dimensions opened up by Heidegger’s thought.” — William McNeill, author of The Glance of the Eye: Heidegger, Aristotle, and the Ends of Theory
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791453445
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.93 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

François Raffoul is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University and the author of Heidegger and the Subject.

David Pettigrew is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University. Together they have translated Jean-Luc Nancy’s and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe’s The Title of the Letter: A Reading of Lacan and Juan-David Nasio’s Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan, both published by SUNY Press, and Françoise Dastur’s Heidegger and the Question of Time. They have also coedited Disseminating Lacan, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents


Part I. Heidegger and Practical Philosophy

1. Free Thinking
John Sallis

2. The Interpretation of Aristotle's Notion of Aretê in Heidegger's First Courses
Jacques Taminiaux

3. Freedom, Finitude, and the Practical Self: The Other Side of Heidegger's Appropiation of Kant
Frank Schalow

4. Hier ist kein warum: Heidegger and Kant's Practical Philosophy
Jacob Rogozinski

Part II. Heidegger and Ethics

5. Heidegger's “Originary Ethics”
Jean-Luc Nancy

6. The Call of Conscience: The Most Intimate Alterity
Françoise Dastur

7. The “Play of Transcendence” and the Question of Ethics
Jean Greisch

8. “Homo prudens
Miguel de Beistegui

Part III. The Question of the Political

9. In the Middle of Heidegger's Three Concepts of the Political
Theodore Kisiel

10. The Baby and the Bath Water: On Heidegger and Political Life
Dennis J. Schmidt

11. Heidegger's Practical Politics: Of Time and the River
Charles E. Scott

12. Heidegger and Arendt: The Birth of Political Action and Speech
Peg Birmingham

Part IV. Responsibility, Being-With, and Community

13. Heidegger and the Origins of Responsibility
François Raffoul

14. Reading Heidegger Responsibly: Glimpses of Being in Dasein's Development
David Wood

15. The Communit y of Those Who Are Going to Die
Walter Brogan

16. Heidegger and the Question of Empathy
Lawrence J. Hatab

Part V. Heidegger and the Contemporary Ethos

17. Nihilism and Its Discontents
Thomas Sheehan

18. Is There an Ethics for the “Atomic Age”?
Pierre Jacerme

19. Praxis and Gelassenheit: The “Practice” of the Limit
Andrew Mitchell

20. Psychoanalytic Praxis and the Truth of Pain
William J. Richardson


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