Being-in-the-world: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, División I

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MIT Press, 1991 - Philosophy - 370 pages
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Being-in-the-World is a guide to one of the most influential philosophical works of this century: Division I of Part One of Being and Time, where Martin Heidegger works out an original and powerful account of being-in-the-world which he then uses to ground a profound critique of traditional ontology and epistemology. Hubert Dreyfus's commentary opens the way for a new appreciation of this difficult philosopher, revealing a rigorous and illuminating vocabulary that is indispensable for talking about the phenomenon of world.The publication of Being and Time in 1927 turned the academic world on its head. Since then it has become a touchstone for philosophers as diverse as Marcuse, Sartre, Foucault, and Derrida who seek an alternative to the rationalist Cartesian tradition of western philosophy. But Heidegger's text is notoriously dense, and his language seems to consist of unnecessarily barbaric neologisms; to the neophyte and even to those schooled in Heidegger thought, the result is often incomprehensible.Dreyfus's approach to this daunting book is straightforward and pragmatic. He explains the text by frequent examples drawn from everyday life, and he skillfully relates Heidegger's ideas to the questions about being and mind that have preoccupied a generation of cognitive scientists and philosophers of mind.Hubert L. Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

  

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Review: Being-In-The-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being in Time, Division I.

User Review  - Bookworm - Goodreads

The best place to start when searching for secondary authors on Being-and-Time. Easy to read. Good explanations of Heideggerian terminology. Next would come works by William Blattner, Taylor Carman, and Daniel Dahlstrom to name a few. Read full review

Review: Being-In-The-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being in Time, Division I.

User Review  - John Ryan - Goodreads

I found Dreyfus' insights to be very helpful in breaking down and explaining the complex language that Heidegger uses throughout Being and Time. Dreyfus also draws from many of Heiddeger's other works ... Read full review

Contents

Heideggers Substantive Introduction
10
Heideggers Methodological Introduction
30
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60
Worldliness
88
Heideggers Critique of Recent Versions of Cartesianism
108
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141
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163
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184
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215
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238
Kierkegaard Division II and Later Heidegger
283
Notes
341
Index
363
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Hubert L. Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California atBerkeley.

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