Heidegger and Authenticity From Resoluteness to Releasement

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  • Copyright: 2013-05-23
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Heidegger's thinking in the decades following the publication of Being and Time is often deemed irreconcilable with that work. Critics contrast the notion of "resoluteness" in Being and Time with Heidegger's post-war account of "releasement" in an attempt to establish a discrepancy between the allegedly voluntarist humanism of his early work and the supposedly 'anti-humanist' thinking of his later work. By contrast, Mahon O'Brien argues for the structural and thematic coherence of Heidegger's movement from authenticity to the search for an authentic free relation to the world - as captured by the term "releasement". By demonstrating the structural and thematic unity of Heidegger's thought in its entirety, O'Brien paves the way for a more measured and philosophically grounded understanding of the issues at stake in the Heidegger controversy.

Author Biography

Mahon O'Brien is currently IRCHSS Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin, Ireland. He is the author of Heidegger and Authenticity: From Resoluteness to Releasement (Continuum 2011).

Table of Contents

Introduction \ 1. Being and Time: A New Departure \ 2. The Initial Version of the Dynamic: The Turn to Authenticity \ 3. Introduction to Metaphysics: From Publicness to Gestell \ 4. Gestell and the Dynamic of Co-Disclosure \ 5. Heidegger and the Continual Re-turn: A Tale of Two Letters, Interviews and Essays \ Conclusion: The Way Ahead \ Bibliography \ Index

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