Heidegger's Confrontation With Modernity

Heidegger's Confrontation With Modernity

by Michael E. Zimmerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253205581

ISBN-13: 9780253205582

Pub. Date: 05/01/1990

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Writing in a lively and refreshingly clear American English, Zimmerman provides an uncompromisingly honest and judicious account... of Heidegger’s views on technology and his involvement with National Socialism.... One of the most important books on Heidegger in recent years." —John D. Caputo

"... superb... " —Thomas Sheehan, The New York Review

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"Writing in a lively and refreshingly clear American English, Zimmerman provides an uncompromisingly honest and judicious account... of Heidegger’s views on technology and his involvement with National Socialism.... One of the most important books on Heidegger in recent years." —John D. Caputo

"... superb... " —Thomas Sheehan, The New York Review of Books

"... thorough and complex... " —Choice

"... excellent guide to Heidegger as eco-philosopher." —Radical Philosophy

"... engrossing, rich in substance... makes clear Heidegger's importance for the issue of technology, ethics, and politics." —Religious Studies Review

The relation between Martin Heidegger’s understanding of technology and his affiliation with and conception of National Socialism is the leading idea of this fascinating and revealing book. Zimmerman shows that the key to the relation between Heidegger’s philosophy and his politics was his concern with the nature of working and production.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253205582
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Technology Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of Abbreviations

Division One Heidegger and the Politics of Productionist Metaphysics: The Longing for a New World of Work

Chapter 1: Germany’s Confrontation with Modernity
Chapter 2: Political Aspects of Heidegger’s Early Critique of Modern Technology
Chapter 3: Heidegger, National Socialism, and Modern Technology
Chapter 4: Junger and the Gestalt of the Worker
Chapter 5: Heidegger’s Appropriation of Junger’s Thought, 1933-34
Chapter 6: Junger’s Thought in Heidegger’s Mature Concept of Technology
Chapter 7: National Socialism, Nietzsche, and the Work of Art
Chapter 8: Holderlin and the Saving Power of Art

Divison Two Heidegger’s Critique of Productionist Metaphysics

Chapter 9: Equipment, Work, World, and Being
Chapter 10: Being and Time: Penultimate Stage of Productionist Metaphysics?
Chapter 11: The History of Productionist Metaphysics
Chapter 12: Production Cycles of the "Laboring Animal": A Manifestation of the Will to Will
Chapter 13: How Modern Technology Transforms the Everyday World—and Points to a New One
Chapter 14: Authentic Production: Techne as the Art of Ontological Disclosure
Conclusion: Critical Reflections on Heidegger’s Concept of Modern Technology

Notes
Index

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