Heidegger on Being and Acting: From Principles To Anarchy

Paperback | March 22, 1987

byReiner Schürmann, Reiner Schurmann, Reiner Sch Rmann

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"... elegant and provocative... Exhibit[s] a subtle mastery of Heidegger's works." -Review of Metaphysics

"... splendidly precise study of Heidegger... to be recommended not only to Heidegger scholars but also to those interested in the question of what philosophical thinking has as its task in the modern technological world." -Religious Studies Review

"... indispensable to understanding the later Heidegger." -Choice

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"... elegant and provocative... Exhibit[s] a subtle mastery of Heidegger's works." -Review of Metaphysics"... splendidly precise study of Heidegger... to be recommended not only to Heidegger scholars but also to those interested in the question of what philosophical thinking has as its task in the modern technological world." -Religiou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.26 × 6.1 × 0.93 inPublished:March 22, 1987Publisher:Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. Deconstructing Action
2. Theory of the Texts

Part One
Genealogy of Principles
I. Understanding History through Its Reversals
3. The Puma-Shaped City
4. The Rise and Decline of Principles

II. Understanding Practice through the "Turning"
5. Practical Philosophy and the Hypothesis of Closure
6. The Closure as the Withering of the Pros Hen Relation

III. Genealogy of Principles and Anti-Humanism
7. A Threefold Break with "Humanism"
8. A Threefold Break with Principial Origins

Part Two
The "Very Issue" of Phenomenology: The Economies of Presencing

IV. Mutations of Phenomenological Transcendentialism
9. From Subjectivity to Being-There
10. From Menschentum to "Thinking"

V. Deconstruction of the Political
11. Deconstructing the Substantialist Patterns
12. Deconstructing the Ontic Origin

Part Three
The Origin Is Said in Many Ways

VI. Arche: The Kinetic Paradigm of Origin
13. The Causal Concept of Arche
14. The Teleocratic Concept of Arche

VII. Princeps and Principium: Time Forgotten
15. From the Principle of Essences to the Principle of Propositions
16. From the Principle of Propositions to the Epochal Principles

VIII. Anfang and Ursprung: The Temporal Difference
17. The Vocabulary
18. 'Original' Origins, or How the New Comes About in History
19. The 'Originary' Origin, or How Presencing Comes About

Part Four
Historical Deduction of the Categories of Presencing

IX. Table of the Categories of Presencing
20. The Categorial, the Noumenal, and the Empirical
21. A Reversal Undergone by the Puma-Shaped City

X. At the Presocratic Inception: The Prospective Categories
22. Econ
23. Phusis
24. Aletheia
25. Logos
26. Hen
27. Nous

XI. At the Technological End: The Retrospective Categories
28. The Will to Power
29. Nihilism
30. Justice
31. The Eternal Return of the Same
32. The Transmutation of All values and the Death of God
33. The Overman

XII. At the "Turning": The Transitional Categories
34. Ontological Difference/World and Thing
35. "There Is"/Favor
36. Unconcealment/Event
37. Epoch/Clearing
38. Nearness/Fourfold
39. Corresponding/Thinking

Part Five
Action and Anarchy

XIII. Acting, the Condition for Thinking
40. The Practical A Priori
41. The Problem of the Will

XIV. Anarchic Displacements
42. Practical Negation of Goals
43. Transmutation of Responsibility
44. Protest Against "Busy-ness"
45. Transmutation of "Destiny"
46. From Violence to Anarchy

Conclusion
47. Of Economic Self-Regulation and Its Loci
48. Objections and Answers

A Heidegger Bibliography, with Abbreviations Used in the Notes and Indexes
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Citations From Heidegger's Texts in German
Citations From English Translations
Name Index