Martin Heidegger's Being and Time

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Peter Lang, 2006 - Philosophy - 227 pages
The ideas of Martin Heidegger, one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, have had a profound influence on work in literary theory and aesthetics, as well as on mainstream philosophy. This book offers a clear and concise guide to Heidegger's notoriously complex writings, while giving special attention to his major work Being and Time. Richard McDonough adds historical context by exploring Heidegger's intellectual roots in German idealism and ancient Greek philosophy, and introduces readers to the key themes in Heidegger's work including Dasein, Existenz, time, conscience, death, and phenomenology. This book, which also considers Heidegger's controversial ethics (or «anti-ethics») and politics, would make an excellent text for both introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on existentialism, phenomenology, continental philosophy, and Heidegger himself.

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Introduction to Heideggers Thought
Dasein Beingintheworld and the Problem of
A Preliminary Examination
Heideggers Emergentism
Being as Ontological Emergence
Dasein as Microcosm
The Nothing at the Centre of Daseins Being
Husserls Phenomenology
Heideggers Phenomenology
Heideggers Ethics and Politics
Epilogue The Provisional Nature of Being and Time

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The Author: Richard M. McDonough received his B.A., summa cum laude, major in philosophy, minors in mathematics and chemistry, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Cornell University in 1975. The author of The Argument of the Tractatus (1986), he has published about forty articles and ten book reviews in philosophy, psychology, and linguistics in internationally refereed journals. In 1999 he edited a special edition of the journal Idealistic Studies on the topic of Wittgenstein and cognitive science. He was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship (1971-72) and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1971-74). He is listed in numerous Marquis Who's Who publications, including Marquis Who's Who in the World; in Science and Engineering; in Education; in America; and in Asia. McDonough has taught philosophy at Bates College and the National University of Singapore; both philosophy and psychology at the University of Tulsa; philosophy at the University Putra Malaysia; and both philosophy and the humanities in his present position at the Overseas Family College in the Republic of Singapore. He is currently working on a book on Plato, a book on Kant, and several articles in philosophy.

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