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Heidegger, morality and politics : questioning the shepherd of being

Author: Sonia Sikka
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heidegger has often been seen as having no moral philosophy and a political philosophy that can only support fascism. Sonia Sikka's book challenges this view, arguing instead that Heidegger should be considered a qualified moral realist, and that his insights on cultural identity and cross-cultural interaction are not invalidated by his support for Nazism. Sikka explores the ramifications of Heidegger's moral and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Martin Heidegger; Martin Heidegger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Sikka
ISBN: 9781108419796 1108419798 9781108412124 1108412122
OCLC Number: 1008765708
Description: xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Freedom and Necessity --
The Phenomenology of Freedom in Being and Time --
The Metaphysics of Freedom: Heidegger and Schelling --
2. Is Humanity an End in Itself? --
Dasein as the Final "For-the-sake-of" --
Humanity as a Vehicle for the Disclosure of Being --
Nihilism and the Need for Meaning --
3. Animals and Other Beings --
Should We Care for Animals? --
Nature, Things, and Artifacts --
4. Justice in Light of the Good --
The Danger of Values --
Justice as Correspondence with Being --
From Plato to Hitler (in Heidegger's Mind) --
5. Cultures, Peoples, Nations --
Volk in the Rectoral Address and Other Political Works --
Volk and Language --
Volk and Destiny --
Volk and Volker --
Culture, Space, and Time --
6. Was Heidegger Racist? --
Heidegger's Anti-Biologism --
Race and Culture --
Roots --
7. The Status of Reason --
Heidegger's Critique of Modem Reason --
The Concept of Truth as Disclosure --
The Dark Side of Clarity.
Responsibility: Sonia Sikka.

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Exploring topics including moral realism, human morality and dignity, animal rights, environmental philosophy, cultural identity, racism, fascism and the nature of reason, this book argues that  Read more...

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