Commonplace Commitments: Thinking Through The Legacy Of Joseph P. Fell by Peter S. FoslCommonplace Commitments: Thinking Through The Legacy Of Joseph P. Fell by Peter S. Fosl

Commonplace Commitments: Thinking Through The Legacy Of Joseph P. Fell

EditorPeter S. Fosl, Michael J. McGandy, Mark D. Moorman

Hardcover | September 30, 2016

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Joseph P. Fell proposes that the solution to the problem of nihilism is found in the common experience of persons and the everyday commitments that one makes to people, practices, and institutions. In his landmark 1979 book Heidegger and Sartre, and in his subsequent essays, Fell describes a quiet but radical reform in the philosophical tradition that speaks to perennial dilemmas of thought and pressing issues for action.Since Descartes, at least, we have been puzzled as to what we can know, how we should act, and what we should value. The skeptical influence of modern dualism-distilled in the mind-body problem at arose with the assertion "I think, therefore I am"-has shot through not just philosophy and psychology, but also society, politics, and culture. With dualism arose radical subjectivism and the concomitant problems of nihilism and alienation. The broad aim of phenomenology is to repair the rupture of self and world. Announced by Edmund Husserl and developed by Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, and John William Miller, who drew from the North American tradition, this is the project to which Fell has devoted more than a half century of reflection and technical elaboration.In this volume, an array of scholars consider, criticize, and cultivate Fell's key contributions to the phenomenological project. Ranging from analyses of key texts in Fell's phenomenology to probing examinations of his crucial philosophical presuppositions to the prospects for Fell's call to find the solution to nihilism in everyday experience-these essays gather the work of the authors thinking with and through Fell's key works on Sartre, Heidegger, and Miller. Also included are seminal statements from Fell on his pedagogical practice and his conception of philosophy.
Peter S. Fosl is professor of philosophy and chair of PPE at Transylvania University. Michael J. McGandy is senior editor with Cornell University Press. Mark D. Moorman is an independent scholar.
Title:Commonplace Commitments: Thinking Through The Legacy Of Joseph P. FellFormat:HardcoverDimensions:324 pages, 9.41 × 6.21 × 1.14 inPublished:September 30, 2016Publisher:Bucknell University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prefaceby Peter S. Fosl, Michael J. McGandy, and Mark D. MoormanIntroduction: Joseph P. Fell and the Traditions of Phenomenological Existentialism in Americaby Michael J. McGandyPart 1. Orientations1.What is Philosophy?by Joseph P. Fell2.Joseph Fell as Teacherby Mark D. Moorman3.Style in Teaching Philosophyby Peter S. Fosl4.The Eclipse and Rebirth of American Philosophical Pluralismby Armen T. MarsoobianPart 2. The European Tradition5.An Aristotelian Argument against the Inquiring of the Nicomachean Ethics by Jeffrey S. Turner6.Why Heidegger? by David Weinberger7.Placing Common Life: Fell and Skepticismby Peter S. Fosl8."Honoring one's commitments.."by Dennis SchmidtPart 3. Joining the American Tradition9.From Place to Midworld: A Key Development in the Philosophy of Joseph P. Fellby Mark D. Moorman10.The Reclamation of History: Does Miller's Philosophical Project Preclude a "Radical Will?" by Vincent M. Colapietro11.Ordinary Studies: Conceptual Brackets-Textual Momentsby Richard FlemingPart 4. Prospects12.Re-Orienting Thinking: Philosophy in the Midst of the World by Jeffery Malpas13.Heideggerian Pathways through Existential Crisis: A "Hermeneutics of Facticity" by Scott D. Churchill14.The Humanity of the Severely Handicapped within Sartre's Ethicsby Kenneth L. Anderson15.The Integrity of Finitude: Existential Reckoning in the Work of John William Millerby Katie Terezakis16.Descartes, Nihilism, and Jonas's "Third Road"by Gary SteinerCoda: More I Cannot Wish You by Joseph P. FellA Bibliography of Joseph Fell's WorkContributorsEndnotesIndex