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

Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, yet much of his later philosophy remains shrouded in confusion and controversy. Restoring Heidegger's understanding of metaphysics as 'ontotheology' to its rightful place at the center of his later thought, this book explains the depth and significance of his

Overview

Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, yet much of his later philosophy remains shrouded in confusion and controversy. Restoring Heidegger's understanding of metaphysics as 'ontotheology' to its rightful place at the center of his later thought, this book explains the depth and significance of his controversial critique of technology, his appalling misadventure with Nazism, his prescient critique of the university, and his important suggestions for the future of higher education. It will be required reading for those seeking to understand the relationship between Heidegger's philosophy and National Socialism as well as the continuing relevance of his work.

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ISBN-13:
9780521616591
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/11/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
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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