Seditions: Heidegger and the Limit of Modernity

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SUNY Press - Philosophy - 359 pages
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This is the first book-length work by Heribert Boeder to appear in English. The essays brought together here, several of which are to be found only in this volume, bear witness to a new perspective on metaphysics, modernity, and so-called postmodernity. The "seditiousness" of Boeder's undertaking lies in his twofold intention: to explicate what has been thought in metaphysics, modernity, and postmodernity as self-contained, rational totalities--as history, world, and speech, respectively--and by means of those explications to recover dwelling as it has been made visible in the "configurations of wisdom" (for example, in Homer, Paul, and Holderlin). He approaches each of these totalities by way of Heidegger's thought, which marks the limit of modernity and as such is pivotal to Boeder's enterprise.
 

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Contents

Editors Introduction
ix
Sources
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Why Being of Beings?
19
The Difference Inherent in the Other Beginning
45
Privilege of Presence?
81
Dissensions
91
The Distinction of Reason
101
Which Thinking Makes All the Difference?
111
The Limit of Modernity and Heideggers Legacy
183
Twilight of Modernity
199
On Reasons Interest in Language
213
The Dimension of Submodernity
227
Is Totalizing Thinking Totalitarian?
241
Judge Contemporary Art?
255
Europe and the Things of Dwelling
265
The Present of Christian sapientia in the Sphere of Speech
275

An End with Distinction
121
Reason in Modern Thought
133
On the Historicity of Man
149
Mortal ofXhich Death?
161
Action orand Dwelling
169
Access to the Wisdom of the First Epoch
293
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Publications by Heribert Boeder
337
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Heribert Boeder is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Osnabruck, in Germany. He is the author of Grund und Gegenwart als Frageziel der fruh-griechischen Philosophie (Ground and Present as the Aim of Early Greek Philosophical Inquiry), Topologie der Metaphysik (Topology of Metaphysics), Das Vernunft-Gefuge der Moderne (The Rational Architectonic of Modernity), and Das Bauzeug der Geschichte (The Constructive Elements of History).

Marcus Brainard is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Osnabruck.

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