Heidegger's Confrontation With Modernity

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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... "

"... 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.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword
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
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

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


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