Demythologizing Heidegger

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Indiana University Press, 1993 - Philosophy - 234 pages
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"Caputo offers a compelling plea for a reinterpretation of Heidegger that will make us more humane, and more attuned to the call of justice and mercy than to the call of Being."Ā —Christian Century

"There is no other book that focuses on the religious significance of the many 'turnings' in Heidegger's thought, nor that addresses the question of Heidegger's politics textually rather than autobiographically." —Merold Westphal

A readable chronological consideration of Heidegger's texts that assesses his achievement as a thinker, while pointing to the sources of his political and ethical failure. Caputo addresses the religious significance of Heidegger's thought.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Aletheia and the Myth of Being
9
Heideggers Kampf
39
Sorge and Kardia
60
Heideggers Responsibility
75
Heideggers Revolution
101
Heideggers Essentialism
118
Heideggers Scandal
131
Heideggers Poets
148
Heideggers Gods
169
Hyperbolic Justice
186
Conclusion
209
NOTES
215
INDEX
232
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JOHN D. CAPUTO is David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. His publications include Radical Hermeneutics: Repetition, Deconstruction, and the Hermeneutic Project and Heidegger and Aquinas: An Essay on Overcoming Metaphysics.

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