Heidegger on Being and Acting

Heidegger on Being and Acting : From Principles to Anarchy

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... elegant and provocative... Exhibit[s] a subtle mastery of Heidegger's works." -Review of Metaphysics

... splendidly precise study of Heidegger... to be recommended not only to Heidegger scholars but also to those interested in the question of what philosophical thinking has as its task in the modern technological world." -Religious Studies Review

... indispensable to understanding the later Heidegger." -Choice
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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23.62mm | 576.06g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253206022
  • 9780253206022
  • 70,307

Table of contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. Deconstructing Action
2. Theory of the Texts

Part One
Genealogy of Principles
I. Understanding History through Its Reversals
3. The Puma-Shaped City
4. The Rise and Decline of Principles

II. Understanding Practice through the "Turning"
5. Practical Philosophy and the Hypothesis of Closure
6. The Closure as the Withering of the Pros Hen Relation

III. Genealogy of Principles and Anti-Humanism
7. A Threefold Break with "Humanism"
8. A Threefold Break with Principial Origins

Part Two
The "Very Issue" of Phenomenology: The Economies of Presencing

IV. Mutations of Phenomenological Transcendentialism
9. From Subjectivity to Being-There
10. From Menschentum to "Thinking"

V. Deconstruction of the Political
11. Deconstructing the Substantialist Patterns
12. Deconstructing the Ontic Origin

Part Three
The Origin Is Said in Many Ways

VI. Arche: The Kinetic Paradigm of Origin
13. The Causal Concept of Arche
14. The Teleocratic Concept of Arche

VII. Princeps and Principium: Time Forgotten
15. From the Principle of Essences to the Principle of Propositions
16. From the Principle of Propositions to the Epochal Principles

VIII. Anfang and Ursprung: The Temporal Difference
17. The Vocabulary
18. `Original' Origins, or How the New Comes About in History
19. The `Originary' Origin, or How Presencing Comes About

Part Four
Historical Deduction of the Categories of Presencing

IX. Table of the Categories of Presencing
20. The Categorial, the Noumenal, and the Empirical
21. A Reversal Undergone by the Puma-Shaped City

X. At the Presocratic Inception: The Prospective Categories
22. Econ
23. Phusis
24. Aletheia
25. Logos
26. Hen
27. Nous

XI. At the Technological End: The Retrospective Categories
28. The Will to Power
29. Nihilism
30. Justice
31. The Eternal Return
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"... elegant and provocative ... Exhibit[s] a subtle mastery of Heidegger's works." Review of Metaphysics " ... splendidly precise study of Heidegger ... to be recommended not only to Heidegger scholars but also to those interested in the question of what philosophical thinking has as its task in the modern technological world." Religious Studies Review " ... indispensable to understanding the later Heidegger." Choice
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