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Heidegger and Nietzsche : Overcoming Metaphysics - Louis P Blond

Heidegger and Nietzsche

Overcoming Metaphysics

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Heidegger and Nietzsche: Overcoming Metaphysics charts Heidegger course of the 1930s that culminates in his notorious confrontation with Nietzsche. During this period, Heidegger revisits some of philosophy fundamental questions regarding metaphysics, truth and ground and suggests that Western metaphysics is itself an obstacle that impedes the pathway to the meaning of being. For that reason, an overcoming of metaphysics becomes essential in order to initiate a new relation between truth and being. The majority of twentieth-century Continental philosophy judges the Heidegger-Nietzsche dispute in Nietzsche's favour and finds Heidegger's interpretation somewhat contemptible. This book argues that most attempts at placing Heidegger's thought fail to grasp Heidegger's philosophy and accuse him of an inadequate appreciation of reason, ethics and politics. While acknowledging some of the more profound critiques of Heidegger's thought, Louis Blond demonstrates that Heidegger's search for a new foundation for meaning aims at replacing rationality and ethics with a preparatory thinking which hopes to describe a new relationship that rectifies many of the errors of the Western tradition.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Kant and the Problem of Metaphysicsp. 10
Neo-Kantian Background to Heidegger's Philosophyp. 10
Heidegger and the Problematizing of Metaphysicsp. 14
A Notable Debate: Davos 1929p. 26
Metaphysics and the Nothingp. 31
Metaphysics and the Absolutep. 33
The Function of the Nothingp. 37
The Role of Angst in the Disclosure of the Nothingp. 42
The Question of the Nothingp. 47
Leibniz and the Search for Groundp. 54
The Principle of Sufficient Reasonp. 54
The Foundation of Reasonp. 59
Transcendence and Groundp. 64
The Essence of Groundp. 68
Distinction and Groundp. 75
On the Essence of Truthp. 79
Truth and Groundp. 79
Conditions of Possibilityp. 83
Temporal Conditionsp. 87
The Openp. 89
Attunementp. 92
Truth and Liesp. 93
Nihilism and the Overcoming of Metaphysicsp. 99
Nietzsche's Themesp. 99
Genealogyp. 104
Nihilism in Metaphysicsp. 111
Nihilism and Conditionalityp. 119
Heidegger's Reading of Nietzschep. 123
The Countermovement of Artp. 124
Will to Power and Eternal Recurrencep. 130
Truth and Valuep. 136
Nihilism and the End of Metaphysicsp. 144
Heidegger's Wordp. 153
Preparatory Thinkingp. 160
Notesp. 170
Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9781847064042
ISBN-10: 1847064043
Series: Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th November 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1