Heidegger on Death and Being

An Answer to the Seinsfrage
 
 
Springer (Verlag)
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978-3-030-51374-0 (ISBN)
 

The book is the first detailed and full exegesis of the role of death in Heidegger's philosophy and provides a decisive answer to the question of being. It is well-known that Heidegger asked the "question of being". It is equally commonplace to assume that Heidegger failed to provide a proper answer to the question. In this provocative new study Niederhauser argues that Heidegger gives a distinct response to the question of being and that the phenomenon of death is key to finding and understanding it.

The book offers challenging interpretations of crucial moments of Heidegger's philosophy such as aletheia, the history of being, time, technology, the fourfold, mortality, the meaning of existence, the event, and language. Niederhauser makes the case that any reading of Heidegger that ignores death cannot fully understand those concepts.

The book argues that death is central to Heidegger's "thinking path" from the early 1920s until his late post-war philosophy. The book thus attempts to show that there is a unity of the early and late Heidegger often ignored by other commentators. Niederhauser argues that death is the fulcrum of Heidegger's ontology and the turning point of the history of being. Death resurfaces at the most crucial moments of the "thinking path" - from beginning to end.

The book is of interest to those invested in current debates on the ethics of dying and the transhumanist project of digital human immortality. The text also shows that for Heidegger philosophy means first and foremost to learn how to die.

This volume speaks to continental and analytical philosophers and students alike as it draws on a number of diverse Heidegger interpretations and appreciates intercultural differences in reading Heidegger.


1st ed. 2020
  • Englisch
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Springer International Publishing
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X, 310 p.
  • Höhe: 23.5 cm
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  • Breite: 15.5 cm
978-3-030-51374-0 (9783030513740)
10.1007/978-3-030-51375-7
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Johannes Achill Niederhauser teaches at Birkbeck College London. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Warwick. In 2015 he was a DFG funded research fellow of the leisure project in Freiburg. He has published several papers on Heidegger on death. Johannes has also published influential philosophical interviews with Michael Sandel, John Gray, Massimo Pigliucci, and Andrew Scull.

Part I: Sum Moribundus.- Chapter 1 Death in Being and Time - Preliminary Remarks.- Chapter 2 The Necessity of the Seinsfrage.- Chapter 3 Understanding Being and Dasein's Temporality.- Chapter 4 From Death as Possibility to Being as Possibility.- Chapter 5 Dasein's Historicity.- Chapter 6 Signs of the Turn.- Part II:The Testimony of Being: Death in the Thinking of the Event.- chapter 7 The Turn.- Chapter 8 The Unfolding of Ereignis in Light of Death.- Chapter 9 Death and the Fissuring of Beyng.- Chapter 10 Seinsgeschichte and Death.- Part III: Gestell and Gebirg The Relationship of Technology and Death.- Chapter 11 Heidegger - The Luddite?.- Chapter 12 Heidegger's Path to the Essence of Technology.- Chapter 13 Ge-Stell: The Essence of Technology.- Chapter 14 Death as Shrine, Sanctuary and Law.- Chapter 15 The Fourfold.- Part IV: Death and the Poetry of the World.- Chapter 16 The Later Heidegger on Language.- Chapter 17 The Essence of Language in View of Death.- Chapter 18 Language and Death in the Fourfold.- Chapter 19 Language and the Essential Transformation.
The book is the first detailed and full exegesis of the role of death in Heidegger's philosophy and provides a decisive answer to the question of being. It is well-known that Heidegger asked the "question of being". It is equally commonplace to assume that Heidegger failed to provide a proper answer to the question. In this provocative new study Niederhauser argues that Heidegger gives a distinct response to the question of being and that the phenomenon of death is key to finding and understanding it.

The book offers challenging interpretations of crucial moments of Heidegger's philosophy such as aletheia, the history of being, time, technology, the fourfold, mortality, the meaning of existence, the event, and language. Niederhauser makes the case that any reading of Heidegger that ignores death cannot fully understand those concepts.
The book argues that death is central to Heidegger's "thinking path" from the early 1920s until his late post-war philosophy. The book thus attempts to show that there is a unity of the early and late Heidegger often ignored by other commentators. Niederhauser argues that death is the fulcrum of Heidegger's ontology and the turning point of the history of being. Death resurfaces at the most crucial moments of the "thinking path" - from beginning to end.

The book is of interest to those invested in current debates on the ethics of dying and the transhumanist project of digital human immortality. The text also shows that for Heidegger philosophy means first and foremost to learn how to die.

This volume speaks to continental and analytical philosophers and students alike as it draws on a number of diverse Heidegger interpretations and appreciates intercultural differences in reading Heidegger.

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