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The Question Concerning Technology And Other Essays

Author : Martin Heidegger
ISBN : 9780061319693
Genre : Philosophy
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"To read Heidegger is to set out on an adventure. The essays in this volume--intriguing, challenging, and often baffling to the reader--call him always to abandon all superficial scanning and to enter wholeheartedly into the serious pursuit of thinking.... "Heidegger is not a 'primitive' or a 'romanitic.' He is not one who seeks escape from the burdens and responsibilities of contemporary life into serenity, either through the re-creating of some idyllic past or through the exalting of some simple experience. Finally, Heidegger is not a foe of technology and science. He neither disdains nor rejects them as though they were only destructive of human life. "The roots of Heidegger's hinking lie deep in the Western philosophical tradition. Yet that thinking is unique in many of its aspects, in its language, and in its leterary expression. In the development of this thought Heidegger has been taught chiefly by the Greeks, by German idealism, by phenomenology, and by the scholastic theological tradition. In him these and other elements have been fused by his genius of sensitivity and intellect into a very individual philosophical expression." --William Lovitt, from the Introduction
Category: Philosophy

Basic Writings From Being And Time 1927 To The Task Of Thinking 1964

Author : Martin Heidegger
ISBN : 0415101611
Genre : Philosophy
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This revised and expanded edition of Martin Heidegger's Basic Writings includes ten key essays and the introduction to Being and Time. Basic Writings is a concise introduction to the thought of this controversial and important 20th-century philosopher. David Farrell Krell has expanded and improved this collection by adding The Way to Language and including the complete version of The Origin of the Work of Art. The complete selection is: Being and Time: Introduction; What is Metaphysics? On the Essence of Truth; The Origin of the Work of Art; Letter on Humanism; Modern Science, Metaphysics, and Mathematics; The Question Concerning Technology - Building Dwelling; Thinking - What Calls for Thinking?; The Way to Language; The End of Philosophy and the Task of Thinking.
Category: Philosophy

Way To Work

Author : Michele R. Reillo
ISBN : 9780985397548
Genre : Education
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Way to Work is a compelling phenomenology that chronicles the extraordinary success of Coach Marian Washington. Against insurmountable odds, Coach Washington exceled on the court, triumphed as a coach and contributed to the enactment of the civil rights law dubbed Title IX. The greatest challenge of Title IX was not in the passage of the law, but in the implementation. Way to Work presents Coach Washington's plight to achieve equality for women in athletics illuminated against historical highlights to define the enormity of her triumph in making Title IX a lifelong reality for all women in sport.
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Heidegger S Confrontation With Modernity

Author : Michael E. Zimmerman
ISBN : 0253114683
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

Henry Miller The Inhuman Artist

Author : Indrek Männiste
ISBN : 9781623569006
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Against skeptics, Männiste argues that Miller does indeed have a philosophy of his own, which underpins most of his texts. It is demonstrated that this philosophy, as a metaphysical sense of life, forms a system the understanding of which is necessary to adequately explain even some of the most basic of Miller's ideas. Building upon his notion of the inhuman artist, Miller's philosophical foundation is revealed through his literary attacks against the metaphysical design of the modern age. It is argued that, by repudiating some of the most potent elements of late modernity such as history, modern technology and an aesthetisized view of art, Miller paves the way for overcoming Western metaphysics. Finally it is showed that, philosophically, this aim is governed by Miller's idiosyncratic concept of art, in which one is led towards self-liberation through transcending the modern society and its dehumanizing pursuits.
Category: Literary Criticism

Technology And The Character Of Contemporary Life

Author : Albert Borgmann
ISBN : 9780226163581
Genre : Social Science
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Blending social analysis and philosophy, Albert Borgmann maintains that technology creates a controlling pattern in our lives. This pattern, discernible even in such an inconspicuous action as switching on a stereo, has global effects: it sharply divides life into labor and leisure, it sustains the industrial democracies, and it fosters the view that the earth itself is a technological device. He argues that technology has served us as well in conquering hunger and disease, but that when we turn to it for richer experiences, it leads instead to a life dominated by effortless and thoughtless consumption. Borgmann does not reject technology but calls for public conversation about the nature of the good life. He counsels us to make room in a technological age for matters of ultimate concern—things and practices that engage us in their own right.
Category: Social Science

Poetry Language Thought

Author : Martin Heidegger
ISBN : 9780060937287
Genre : Philosophy
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Essential reading for students and anyone interested in the great philosophers, this book opened up appreciation of Martin Heidegger beyond the confines of philosophy to the reaches of poetry. In Heidegger's thinking, poetry is not a mere amusement or form of culture but a force that opens up the realm of truth and brings man to the measure of his being and his world.
Category: Philosophy

What Is Called Thinking

Author : Martin Heidegger
ISBN : 9780060905286
Genre : Philosophy
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"For an acquaintance with the thought of Heidegger, What Is Called Thinking? is as important as Being and Time. It is the only systematic presentation of the thinker's late philosophy and . . . it is perhaps the most exciting of his books."--Hannah Arendt
Category: Philosophy

Country Path Conversations

Author : Martin Heidegger
ISBN : 9780253004390
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in German in 1995, volume 77 of Heidegger’s Complete Works consists of three imaginary conversations written as World War II was coming to an end. Composed at a crucial moment in history and in Heidegger's own thinking, these conversations present meditations on science and technology; the devastation of nature, the war, and evil; and the possibility of release from representational thinking into a more authentic relation with being and the world. The first conversation involves a scientist, a scholar, and a guide walking together on a country path; the second takes place between a teacher and a tower-warden, and the third features a younger man and an older man in a prisoner-of-war camp in Russia, where Heidegger’s two sons were missing in action. Unique because of their conversational style, the lucid and precise translation of these texts offers insight into the issues that engaged Heidegger’s wartime and postwar thinking.
Category: Philosophy

Basic Writings

Author : Martin Heidegger
ISBN : 9780060637637
Genre : Philosophy
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This revised and expanded edition of Martin Heidegger's BASIC WRITINGS includes ten key essays plus the Introduction to BEING AND TIME. An essential collection, BASIC WRITINGS provides a concise introduction to the thought of this controversial and important 20th-century philosopher.
Category: Philosophy