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Heidegger, Authenticity, and Modernity: Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus

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For more than a quarter of a century, Hubert L. Dreyfus has been the leading voice in American philosophy for the continuing relevance of phenomenology,
particularly as developed by Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Maurice
Merleau-Ponty. Dreyfus has influenced a generation of students and a wide range of colleagues, and these volumes are an excellent representation of the extent and depth of that influence.In keeping with Dreyfus's ...

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Overview

For more than a quarter of a century, Hubert L. Dreyfus has been the leading voice in American philosophy for the continuing relevance of phenomenology,
particularly as developed by Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Maurice
Merleau-Ponty. Dreyfus has influenced a generation of students and a wide range of colleagues, and these volumes are an excellent representation of the extent and depth of that influence.In keeping with Dreyfus's openness to others' ideas, many of the essays in this volume take the form of arguments with various of his positions.
The essays focus on the dialogue with the continental philosophical tradition, in particular the work of Heidegger, that has played a foundational role in Dreyfus's thinking. The sections are Philosophy and Authenticity; Modernity, Self, and the
World; and Heideggerian Encounters. The book concludes with Dreyfus's responses to the essays.Contributors : William D. Blattner, Taylor Carman, David R. Cerbone,
Dagfinn Føllesdal, Charles Guignon, Michel Haar, Beatrice Han, Alastair Hannay, John
Haugeland, Randall Havas, Jeff Malpas, Mark Okrent, Richard Rorty, Julian Young,
Michael E. Zimmerman.

The MIT Press

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Mark Wrathall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of
California, Riverside.

Jeff Malpas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tasmania. He is the author of Heidegger's Topology: Being, Place, World (MIT Press,
2007).

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Must We Be Inauthentic? 13
The Significance of Authenticity 29
Truth and Finitude: Heidegger's Transcendental Existentialism 43
Philosophy and Authenticity: Heidegger's Search for a Ground for Philosophizing 79
Kierkegaard's Present Age and Ours 105
The End of Authentic Selfhood in the Postmodern Age? 123
"The End of Metaphysics" and "A New Beginning" 149
Nietzsche and the "Masters of Truth": The Pre-Socratics and Christ 165
What Is Dwelling? The Homelessness of Modernity and the Worlding of the World 187
Uncovering the Space of Disclosedness: Heidegger, Technology, and the Problem of Spatiality in Being and Time 205
The Primacy of Practice and Assertoric Truth: Dewey and Heidegger 231
Absorbed Coping, Husserl and Heidegger 251
Proofs and Presuppositions: Heidegger, Searle, and the "Reality" of the "External" World 259
Intending the Intender (Or, Why Heidegger Isn't Davidson) 279
Responses 305
Notes 343
References 385
Contributors 397
Index 399
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