Tool-being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects

Tool-being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects

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By (author) Graham Harman

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  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 226mm x 23mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 14 August 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0812694449
  • ISBN 13: 9780812694444
  • Sales rank: 219,927

Product description

In this groundbreaking work, the author explains Heidegger's famous tool-analysis and then extends it beyond Heidegger's narrower theory of human practical activity to create an ontology of objects themselves. A welcome alternative to the linguistic turn that has dominated recent analytic and Continental philosophy, Tool-Being urges a fresh and concrete exploration into the secret contours of objects. Written in a lively and colorful style, it will be of interest to anyone open to new trends in contemporary philosophy.

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