Heidegger's Confrontation with Modernity

Heidegger's Confrontation with Modernity : Technology, Politics, and Art

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Writing in a lively and refreshingly clear American English, Zimmerman provides an uncompromisingly honest and judicious account... of Heidegger's views on technology and his involvement with National Socialism.... One of the most important books on Heidegger in recent years." -John D. Caputo... superb... " -Thomas Sheehan, The New York Review of Books... thorough and complex... " -Choice... excellent guide to Heidegger as eco-philosopher." -Radical Philosophy... engrossing, rich in substance... makes clear Heidegger's importance for the issue of technology, ethics, and politics." -Religious Studies ReviewThe relation between Martin Heidegger's understanding of technology and his affiliation with and conception of National Socialism is the leading idea of this fascinating and revealing book. Zimmerman shows that the key to the relation between Heidegger's philosophy and his politics was his concern with the nature of working and production.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253205581
  • 9780253205582
  • 750,589

Table of contents

Editor's ForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroductionList of AbbreviationsDivision One Heidegger and the Politics of Productionist Metaphysics: The Longing for a New World of WorkChapter 1: Germany's Confrontation with ModernityChapter 2: Political Aspects of Heidegger's Early Critique of Modern TechnologyChapter 3: Heidegger, National Socialism, and Modern TechnologyChapter 4: Junger and the Gestalt of the WorkerChapter 5: Heidegger's Appropriation of Junger's Thought, 1933-34Chapter 6: Junger's Thought in Heidegger's Mature Concept of TechnologyChapter 7: National Socialism, Nietzsche, and the Work of ArtChapter 8: Holderlin and the Saving Power of ArtDivison Two Heidegger's Critique of Productionist MetaphysicsChapter 9: Equipment, Work, World, and BeingChapter 10: Being and Time: Penultimate Stage of Productionist Metaphysics?Chapter 11: The History of Productionist MetaphysicsChapter 12: Production Cycles of the "Laboring Animal": A Manifestation of the Will to WillChapter 13: How Modern Technology Transforms the Everyday World-and Points to a New OneChapter 14: Authentic Production: Techne as the Art of Ontological DisclosureConclusion: Critical Reflections on Heidegger's Concept of Modern TechnologyNotesIndexshow more

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