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Heidegger and French Philosophy : Humanism, Antihumanism and Being - Tom Rockmore

Heidegger and French Philosophy

Humanism, Antihumanism and Being

Paperback Published: 15th December 1994
ISBN: 9780415111812
Number Of Pages: 272

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Martin Heidegger's impact on contemporary thought is massive and controversial. In France, the prestige of this German philosopher is such that contemporary French thought cannot be properly understood without reference to him.
"Heidegger and French" "Philosophy" examines the reception of Heidegger's thought in France. Tom Rockmore argues that in the period after World War II, due to the peculiar nature of the humanist French philosophical tradition, Heidegger became the master thinker of French philosophy. Rockmore engages with the controversy over Heidegger's political affiliation with Nazism and the debate on how this commitment can be reconciled with his theory. Examining the relation between Heidegger's philosophy and his politics, the book contends that the French reception of Heidegger's thought--first as philosophical anthropology and later as postmetaphysical humanism--has been systematically mistaken.

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"The dark star' of Western philosophy is Heidegger; the intrepid astronomer, Rockmore; and we are the beneficiaries of this splendid new mapping of the French philosophical skies." -Joseph Margolis, Temple University "This book is must reading for those who wish to be brought up to the barricades' of current philosophical trends. . . . It breaks through superficial journalese and probes into the underlying causes operative in the actual historical contexts of thought." -Theodore Kisiel, Northern Illinois University

Heidegger as a "French" philosopher
Heidegger and the master thinker in French philosophy
German phenomenology, French philosophy, and subjectivity
Heidegger, Sartre, and French humanism
Jean Beaufret and the "Letter on Humanism"
Heidegger's "Letter on Humanism" and French Heideggerianism
On Heidegger and contemporary French philosophy
Heidegger's Politics and French Philosophy
Heidegger, French philosophy, and the philosophical tradition
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ISBN: 9780415111812
ISBN-10: 0415111811
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 15.7  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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