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Titel: Timely Meditations. Martin Heidegger and ...
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995. Orig. cloth binding. xii. 263 pp. Index. Condition : very good. ISBN 0691086591[KEYWORDS: PHILOSOPHY, *, Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 124985
Focusing on the concept of freedom, Leslie Paul Thiele makes Heidegger's philosophical works speak directly to politics in a postmodern world. Neither excusing Heidegger for his political sins nor ignoring their lesson, Thiele nonetheless refrains from polemic in order creatively to engage one of the greatest philosophers of our time. The product of this engagement is a vindication of a democratic and ecological politics firmly grounded in philosophic inquiry.
Using Heidegger's understanding of freedom as a point of departure, Timely Meditations lays out the philosophic and political nature and potential of freedom in thought, speech, and deed. This disclosive freedom is contrasted to both modern (positive and negative) and postmodern (Nietzschean and Foucaultian) variations. The result is an original and provocative study that challenges our present understanding of liberty while underlining dangerous collusion with the contemporary forces of technology.
Timely Meditations marks an increasingly rare achievement today. For unlike many theorists who attempt to steer a course into the world of postmodern politics, Thiele does so without forsaking philosophic foundations and without abandoning practical hopes and tasks for rhetorical diversions.
Originally published in 1995.
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Inhaltsangabe: Focusing on the concept of freedom, this treatise makes Heidegger's works speak directly to politics in the contemporary setting. It uses Heidegger's understanding of freedom to expound the political nature and potential of freedom in thought, speech and deed.
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