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

Heidegger's Confrontation with Modernity

Technology, Politics, and Art

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Published: 22nd May 1990
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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 Review

The 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.

EditorOs Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction List of Abbreviations Division One Heidegger and the Politics of Productionist Metaphysics: The Longing for a New World of Work Chapter 1: GermanyOs Confrontation with Modernity Chapter 2: Political Aspects of HeideggerOs Early Critique of Modern Technology Chapter 3: Heidegger, National Socialism, and Modern Technology Chapter 4: Junger and the Gestalt of the Worker Chapter 5: HeideggerOs Appropriation of JungerOs Thought, 1933-34 Chapter 6: JungerOs Thought in HeideggerOs Mature Concept of Technology Chapter 7: National Socialism, Nietzsche, and the Work of Art Chapter 8: Holderlin and the Saving Power of Art Divison Two HeideggerOs Critique of Productionist Metaphysics Chapter 9: Equipment, Work, World, and Being Chapter 10: Being and Time: Penultimate Stage of Productionist Metaphysics? Chapter 11: The History of Productionist Metaphysics Chapter 12: Production Cycles of the OLaboring AnimalO: A Manifestation of the Will to Will Chapter 13: How Modern Technology Transforms the Everyday World--and Points to a New One Chapter 14: Authentic Production: Techne as the Art of Ontological Disclosure Conclusion: Critical Reflections on HeideggerOs Concept of Modern Technology Notes Index

ISBN: 9780253205582
ISBN-10: 0253205581
Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 22nd May 1990
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.53