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Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education
     

Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education

by Iain Thomson
 

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ISBN-10: 052161659X

ISBN-13: 9780521616591

Pub. Date: 07/11/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thomson (philosophy, U. of New Mexico) seeks to clarify five interrelated aspects in the later thought of German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). They are his understanding of metaphysics as ontotheology, his critique of technology, his enthusiastic support for Nazism, his critique of the university, and his philosophical suggestions for the future of higher

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Thomson (philosophy, U. of New Mexico) seeks to clarify five interrelated aspects in the later thought of German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). They are his understanding of metaphysics as ontotheology, his critique of technology, his enthusiastic support for Nazism, his critique of the university, and his philosophical suggestions for the future of higher education. He begins by explaining ontotheology (blaming Kant for the term) as the crucial philosophical background for much of Heidegger's later thought. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521616591
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/11/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,117,383
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. Ontotheology? understanding Heidegger's deconstruction of metaphysics; 2. Understanding ontotheology as the basis for Heidegger's critique of technology; 3. Heidegger and the politics of the university; 4. Heidegger's mature vision of ontological education or: how we become what we are.

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