The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger A translation of the title originally published in French in 1983, in which the author criticises Heidegger's emphasis on the element of earth as the ground of life and speech, and his forgetfulness of air.
- Published: 01 December 1999
- Format: Paperback 210 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780292738720 ISBN 10: 0292738722
- Sales rank: 642,660
Full description for The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger
French philosopher Luce Irigaray has become one of the twentieth century's most influential feminist thinkers. Among her many writings are three books (with a projected fourth) in which she challenges the Western tradition's construals of human beings' relations to the four elements--earth, air, fire, and water--and to nature. In answer to Heidegger's undoing of Western metaphysics as a "forgetting of Being," Irigaray seeks in this work to begin to think out the Being of sexedness and the sexedness of Being.This volume is the first English translation of L'oubli de l'air chez Martin Heidegger (1983). In this complex, lyrical, meditative engagement with the later work of the eminent German philosopher, Irigaray critiques Heidegger's emphasis on the element of earth as the ground of life and speech and his "oblivion" or forgetting of air.With the other volumes (Elemental Passions and Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche, published elsewhere) in Irigaray's "elemental" series, The Forgetting of Air offers a fundamental rereading of basic tenets in Western metaphysics. And with its emphasis on dwelling and human habitation, it will be important reading not only in the humanities but also in architecture and the environmental sciences.