Demythologizing Heidegger by John D. CaputoDemythologizing Heidegger by John D. Caputo

Demythologizing Heidegger

byJohn D. Caputo

Paperback | November 22, 1993

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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."-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.

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.
Title:Demythologizing HeideggerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:November 22, 1993Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253208386

ISBN - 13:9780253208385

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Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION: Demythologizing Heidegger

1. Aletheia and the Myth of Being
2. Heidegger's Kampf: The Difficulty of Life and the Hermeneutics of Facticity
3. Sorge and Kardia: The Hermeneutics of Facticity and the Categories of the Heart
4. Heidegger's Responsibility: The Myth of Being's Call
5. Heidegger's Revolution: The Politics of the Myth of Being
6. Heidegger's Essentialism: The Logic of the Mythologic of Being
7. Heidegger's Scandal: Thinking and the Essence of the Victim
8. Heidegger's Poets
9. Heidegger's Gods: From Demythologizing to Remythologizing
10. Hyperbolic Justice: Mythologizing Differently with Derrida and Levinas
11. Conclusion: Heidegger and the Jewgreeks


From Our Editors

This book calls for a distinction between dangerous, elitist, hierarchizing myths such as Heidegger's and salutary, liberative, empowering myths that foster the humility of justice.