Heidegger and Ethics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1995-04-12
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Heidegger and ethics is a contentious conjunction of terms. Martin Heidegger himself rejected the notion of ethics, while his endorsement of Nazism is widely seen as unethical. This major study examines the complex and controversial issues involved in bringing Heidegger and ethics together. Working backwards through his work, from his 1964 claim that philosophy has been completed to his first major book,Being and Time,Joanna Hodge questions Heidegger's denial that his inquiries were concerned with ethics. She discovers a form of ethics in Heidegger's thinking which elucidates his important distinction between metaphysics and philosophy. Opposing many contemporary views, Hodge proposes that ethics can be retrieved and questions the relation between ethics and metaphysics that Heidegger made so pervasive.

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Preamble: On ethics and metaphysicsp. 1
Philosophy, politics, timep. 6
Retrieving philosophyp. 17
Reason, grounds, technologyp. 34
The question of technologyp. 38
Retrieving Being and Timep. 52
Humanism and homelessnessp. 66
Varieties of transcendencep. 72
What is humanism?p. 82
What is it to be human?p. 102
Solitary speech: metaphysics as anthropologyp. 104
Elucidations of ambiguityp. 112
Heidegger and Holderlin: together on separate mountainsp. 122
Freedom and violencep. 134
On nature and historyp. 137
Divisions within historyp. 143
The history of philosophyp. 148
The figure of Oedipusp. 156
Being and Timep. 168
Disquotational metaphysicsp. 176
The analysis of Daseinp. 183
Fundamental ontology as originary ethicsp. 189
Notesp. 204
Bibliographyp. 212
Indexp. 217
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