Inheritance and Originality Wittgenstein Heidegger Kierkegaard

Author: Stephen Mulhall
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780191583360
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What might it mean to think of philosophy as being in the condition of modernism -- in which its relation to its own past, and hence its sense of its own future, has become an undismissable problem? If philosophy's hitherto-defining conventions can neither be taken for granted nor rejected, they must be put in question -- which menans re-evealuating the relation between the form and content of philosophical writing, rethinking the demands that such writing must place on its readers, and reconceiving the nature of philosophy itself. Inheritance and Originality argues that the writings of Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Kierkegaard are best understood as responsive (each in their own way) to such questions, and as driven in consequence to strikingly similar reconceptions of language, reason, and understanding, doubt and scepticism, morality, and the structure of selfhood. Through detailed re-readings of these authors' most influential texts, as attentive to their specificity as to their family resemblances, Stephen Mulhall reorients our sense of the philosophical work each text aims to accomplish, to engender a critical dialogue betweeen them from which the elements of a new conception of philosophy might emerge, and to uncover that conception's indebtedness to certain fundamental theological preoccupations.

Wittgenstein und Heidegger

Author: Manfred Geier
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644045119
Format: PDF
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Sie wurden im selben Jahr 1889 geboren und im gleichen Alter 1911 von einer ungeheuren Leidenschaft des Philosophierens ergriffen, die ihre Denk- und Lebenswege beherrschte und einzigartig machte: Martin Heidegger und Ludwig Wittgenstein. Dabei waren sie der Herkunft nach grundverschieden: Wittgenstein entstammte einer großbürgerlichen Familie in der Metropole Wien, Heidegger kam aus einer badischen Kleinstadt und einfachen Verhältnissen. Aber beide gehören zu den bedeutendsten Philosophen des 20. Jahrhunderts, und für beide wurde die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Nationalsozialismus (auch Hitler war Jahrgang 1889) und den Katastrophen der Epoche ein zentrales Thema. Bestsellerautor Manfred Geier geht den Biographien der beiden Denker nach und beschreibt, wie andersartig ihre Lebenswege waren und wie divergierend ihre Gedanken sich entwickelten. «Sein und Zeit» hieß der Hauptwerk des einen, «Tractatus logico-philosophicus» das des anderen Autors. Während Heideggers Denken im Verlauf seines Lebens immer allgemeiner und abstrakter wurde, das Dasein hinter sich ließ und das «Sein» selbst zur Sprache bringen wollte, begann Wittgenstein, sich immer genauer und differenzierter den alltäglichen Sprachgebrauch anzuschauen und in den Zusammenhang menschlicher Lebensformen einzubinden. Eine faszinierende Spurensuche mit überraschenden Einsichten und Ergebnissen.

Aversive Democracy

Author: Aletta J. Norval
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052187842X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A fresh insight into the complexities of democratic life and the emergence of new political claims.

Kierkegaard

Author: Daphne Hampson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191654019
Format: PDF
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Kierkegaard is a fascinating author. Living shortly after the dawn of modernity in the Enlightenment, he restates classical Christianity in novel and dynamic fashion. His Lutheran heritage is pivotal here as he places 'faith' over against 'reason'. But we should recognise that decidedly pre-modern epistemological presuppositions lie behind Kierkegaard's theological contentions, giving us pause for thought. A profound thinker with eclectic interests, philosophical, theological, ethical, social and pastoral, Kierkegaard never ceases to engage the reader. His insights into human life - the matter of coherence of the self, the crucial category of the individual, or the significance of choice - are memorable. A fine writer with observant eye, Kierkegaard enthrals the reader with his flair, perspicacity and ready wit. After an initial chapter on Kierkegaard's intellectual milieu, the book considers seven of his major texts. An 'Exposition', with extensive quotation, sets the text in philosophical, theological and historical context. Following which a 'Critique' raises issues, ranging from Kierkegaard's indifference to biblical scholarship, to his lack of recognition of the regularity of causation, and his a-political outlook. A final chapter considers Kierkegaard as a person and evaluates the authorship. Lucidly written, Hampson's book provides a general introduction to Kierkegaard, while greatly aiding novice readers of his texts. It should also command the attention of scholars, for its forthright debate with Kierkegaard and for illuminating, as has no previous work, his Lutheran thought forms. Provocative and original, it will leave its mark on Kierkegaard scholarship, while raising seminal questions for the wider theological enterprise.

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

Author: Bob Lingard
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441165428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.

Regel und Witz

Author: Timo-Peter Ertz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN:
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Review text: "Timo-Peter Ertz's book Regel und Witz is written in lucid and elegant German, and the way he used his leitmotiv, the key concepts of rule and point, in order to organise a lot of familiar material in a new way is insightful and illuminating. Anyone with aninterest in Wittgenstein's later philosophy would profit from a study of Ertz's thoughtful discussions."Severin Schroeder in: Philosophical Investigations 2/2010.