Heidegger and the Place of Ethics

by Michael Lewis

Bloomsbury Academic | June 20, 2005 | Hardcover

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Heidegger and the Place of Ethics is a groundbreaking contribution to the study of both Heidegger and ethics in the Continental philosophical tradition.

Despite Heidegger''s identifying his own thought with ‘ethics'' in the most original sense, his understanding of ethics has been criticised both for its supposed ignorance of the role of the other human being and for its relation to politics.
This book contends that, in fact, it is Heidegger''s own notion of ''being-with'' -his rethinking of intersubjectivity- which demonstrates precisely what is wrong with his early work and demands that the place of ethics be rethought. Heidegger and the Place of Ethics shows how this rethinking occurs in Heidegger''s own later
work. In particular, the crossing out of the earlier work in the turn to the later allows us to think ‘being-with'' as essential to a Heideggerian ethics and to rethink the relationship between ethics and politics which previously issued in Heidegger''s engagement with Nazism.

This rethinking of ethics and politics in light of the originality of ‘being-with'' brings us before a hitherto unnoticed proximity between Heidegger''s later work and the Lacanian political thought of Slavoj Žižek among others; it thereby opens up the possibility of a politically progressive Heideggerianism, and many unexpected encounters with thinkers generally considered to be separated from Heidegger by an abyss.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 232 pages, 9.48 × 6.33 × 0.82 in

Published: June 20, 2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0826484972

ISBN - 13: 9780826484970

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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Heidegger and the Place of Ethics

by Michael Lewis

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 232 pages, 9.48 × 6.33 × 0.82 in

Published: June 20, 2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0826484972

ISBN - 13: 9780826484970

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Heidegger and the Place of Ethics is a groundbreaking contribution to the study of both Heidegger and ethics in the Continental philosophical tradition.

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Heidegger and the Place of Ethics is a groundbreaking contribution to the study of both Heidegger and ethics in the Continental philosophical tradition.

Despite Heidegger''s identifying his own thought with ‘ethics'' in the most original sense, his understanding of ethics has been criticised both for its supposed ignorance of the role of the other human being and for its relation to politics.
This book contends that, in fact, it is Heidegger''s own notion of ''being-with'' -his rethinking of intersubjectivity- which demonstrates precisely what is wrong with his early work and demands that the place of ethics be rethought. Heidegger and the Place of Ethics shows how this rethinking occurs in Heidegger''s own later
work. In particular, the crossing out of the earlier work in the turn to the later allows us to think ‘being-with'' as essential to a Heideggerian ethics and to rethink the relationship between ethics and politics which previously issued in Heidegger''s engagement with Nazism.

This rethinking of ethics and politics in light of the originality of ‘being-with'' brings us before a hitherto unnoticed proximity between Heidegger''s later work and the Lacanian political thought of Slavoj Žižek among others; it thereby opens up the possibility of a politically progressive Heideggerianism, and many unexpected encounters with thinkers generally considered to be separated from Heidegger by an abyss.

About the Author

Michael Lewis is the author of several books including the international bestsellers "Liar's Poker"&"The New New Thing". He lives in Paris.

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"...the problematics engaged are rich and promising, making for an interesting work." -Jane Gordon, <_em26_gt3b_philosophy in="">
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