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Heidegger, art, and postmodernity

A radical interpretation of Heidegger's later philosophy, developing his argument that art can help lead humanity beyond the nihilistic ontotheology of the modern age. This book provides a clear philosophical account of what postmodernity meant for Heidegger and examines several postmodern works of art from a post-Heideggerian perspective.
Print Book, English, 2011
Cambridge University Press, New York, 2011
xix, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9781107001503, 9780521172493, 1107001501, 0521172497
Understanding ontotheology, or "the history that we are"
Heidegger's critique of modern aesthetics
Heidegger's postmodern understanding of art
"Even better than the real thing"? Postmodernity, the triumph of the simulacra, and U2
Deconstructing the hero: the postmodern comic book
The philosophical fugue: understanding the structure and goal of Heidegger's contributions to philosophy (from Enowning)
The danger and the promise of Heidegger, an American perspective
Against conclusions