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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Heidegger and Being and Time

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Heidegger and Being and Time

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By (author) Stephen Mulhall

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 19mm | 276g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415357209
  • ISBN 13: 9780415357203
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: n.e of 2r.e
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 182,806

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Heidegger is one of the most controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. His writings are notoriously difficult; they both require and reward careful reading. "Being and Time" , his first major publication, remains to this day his most influential work. Heidegger's "Being and Time" introduces and assesses: Heidegger's life and the background to "Being and Time", the ideas and text of "Being and Time", Heidegger's continuing importance to philosophy and his contribution to the intellectual life of our century. In this second edition, Stephen Mulhall expands his treatment of skepticism, revises his discussion on death, and reassesses the contentious relationship between the two parts of "Being and Time" with a focus on the notion of authenticity. This guide will be vital to all students of Heidegger in philosophy and cultural theory.

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"'A patient account and robust defence of Heidegger's critique of the ontological presuppositions of Cartesianism and the traditional 'problems' of scepticism and solipsism...Mulhall's text is an impressive feat of exegesis. It will be seized upon by those facing the daunting prospect of reading Being and Time for the first time.' ."-Jim Urpeth, Journal for the British Society of Phenomenology.

Table of contents

Preface to the Second Edition Introduction: Heidegger's project The question of Being Reclaiming the question The priority of Dasein Philosophy, history and phenomenology Conclusion: Heidegger's design 1. The human world: scepticism, cognition and agency The Cartesian critique The worldhood of the world 2. The human world: society, selfhood and self-interpretation Individuality and community Passions and projects 3. A Language, truth and reality Language: assertions and discourse Reality and truth 4. Conclusion to Division One: the uncanniness of everyday life Falling into the world Anxiety and care Anxiety, scepticism and nihilism 5. Theology secularized: mortality, guilt and conscience Death and mortality Excursus: Heidegger and Kierkegaard Guilt and conscience The attestation of Being and Time 6. Heidegger's (re)visionary moment: time as the human horizon Mortality and nullity: the form of human finitude Philosophical integrity and authenticity The temporality of care: thrown projection The temporality of care: Being in the world Repetition and projection 7. Fate and destiny: human natality and a brief history of time History and historicality The lessons of history On Being within time 8. Conclusion to Division Two: Philosophical endings - the horizon of Being and Time Human being and the question of Being in general Bibliography