Heidegger: Thought and Historicity

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Cornell University Press, 1993 - History - 266 pages
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Christopher Fynsk offers a sustained critical reading of works written by Martin Heidegger in the period 1927-1947. His guiding concerns are Heidegger's notions of human finitude and difference, which Fynsk first addresses through an analysis of the role played by Mitsein in Being and Time. This analysis in turn affords a critical perspective on Heidegger's own interpretive encounters with Nietzsche and Holderlin.
For the paperback, Fynsk has added a new chapter on the recent controversy surrounding Heidegger's politics. Polemical in style, it seeks to define what is at stake in "the Heidegger affair" and points to some of the questions for philosophy and politics raised by the new legibility of Heidegger's political engagements.
 

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Contents

Note to Expanded Edition
7
Introduction
15
The Self and Its Witness
28
Nietzsches Testimony
55
Difference and SelfAffirmation
104
The Work of Art and the Question of Man
131
An Eye Too Many Perhaps
174
The Legibility of the Political
230
Remembrance by Friedrich Holderlin
250
Index
261
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Christopher Fynsk is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University.

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