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Heidegger's Later Philosophy - Julian Young

Heidegger's Later Philosophy

Paperback Published: 3rd December 2001
ISBN: 9780521006095
Number Of Pages: 148

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Heidegger's later philosophy has often been regarded as a lapse into unintelligible mysticism. While not ignoring its deep and difficult complexities, Julian Young's book explains in simple and straightforward language just what it is all about. It examines Heidegger's identification of loss of 'the gods', the violence of technology, and humanity's 'homelessness' as symptoms of the destitution of modernity, and his notion that overcoming 'oblivion of Being' is the essence of a turning to a post-destitute, genuinely post-modern existence. Young argues that Heidegger's conception of such an overcoming is profoundly fruitful with respect to the ancient quest to discover the nature of the good life. His book will be an invaluable resource for both students and scholars of Heidegger's works.

"Young contests the common view that Hidegger's 'real' philosphy stops with eing and Time by claiming that Heidegger's later philosophy offers a unique diagnostic and therapeutic approach to modern destitution... For graduate students, researchers, and faculty." Choice "This is a wonderful book on Heidegger as physician and teacher." Miles Groth, The Review of Metaphysics

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Being, truth and metaphysicsp. 5
Truth
Being
Metaphysics
The 'destitution' of modernityp. 31
The physician of culture
Loss of the gods
The essence of modern technologyp. 37
Ancient technology
Modern technology
The festival
Dwellingp. 63
What is dwelling?
Death
The human essence
The turningp. 75
The rejection of Luddism
Natural science
Fatalismp. 83
Quietism?
The ethics of dwellingp. 91
The fourfold
The gods
Conservation and techne
Being a guardianp. 105
Caring-for 'earth'
Caring-for 'sky'
Caring-for 'gods'
Caring-for 'mortals'
Fostering the growth of the saving Powerp. 122
Love of the neighbour
Cells of resistance
Indexp. 129
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ISBN: 9780521006095
ISBN-10: 0521006090
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 3rd December 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.23