Demythologizing Heidegger

Demythologizing Heidegger

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A readable chronological consideration of Heidegger's texts that assesses his achievement as a thinker, while pointing to the sources of his political and ethical failure. Caputo addresses the religious significance of Heidegger's thought.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 12.7mm | 340.2g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253208386
  • 9780253208385
  • 746,658

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This book calls for a distinction between dangerous, elitist, hierarchizing myths such as Heidegger's and salutary, liberative, empowering myths that foster the humility of justice.show more

About John D. Caputo

JOHN D. CAPUTO is David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. His publications include Radical Hermeneutics: Repetition, Deconstruction, and the Hermeneutic Project and Heidegger and Aquinas: An Essay on Overcoming Metaphysics.show more

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABBREVIATIONS INTRODUCTION: Demythologizing Heidegger 1. Aletheia and the Myth of Being 2. HeideggerOs Kampf: The Difficulty of Life and the Hermeneutics of Facticity 3. Sorge and Kardia: The Hermeneutics of Facticity and the Categories of the Heart 4. HeideggerOs Responsibility: The Myth of BeingOs Call 5. HeideggerOs Revolution: The Politics of the Myth of Being 6. HeideggerOs Essentialism: The Logic of the Mythologic of Being 7. HeideggerOs Scandal: Thinking and the Essence of the Victim 8. HeideggerOs Poets 9. HeideggerOs Gods: From Demythologizing to Remythologizing 10. Hyperbolic Justice: Mythologizing Differently with Derrida and Levinas 11. Conclusion: Heidegger and the Jewgreeks NOTES INDEXshow more

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