Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, yet much of his later philosophy. Cambridge University Press X – Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education Iain D. Thomson Excerpt More information. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education | Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the .

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Selected pages Title Page. However, I think, contra Thomson, that Heidegger’s conception of ontotheology is neglected in the literature not because it is always marginalized and misunderstood, but often because it is presupposed or reinterpreted in one way or another.

Return to Book Page. Joeri Schrijvers – – Continental Philosophy Review 43 2: Steven marked it as to-read Oct 19, Nickie added it Nov 10, Restoring Heidegger’s understanding of metaphysics as ‘ontotheology’ to its rightful place at the center of his later thought, this book explains the depth and significance of his controvers Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, yet much of his later philosophy remains shrouded in confusion and controversy.

Thomson reasons that, given Heidegger’s abandonment of fundamental ontology and the inadmissibility of his Frontgemeinschaft model for the university, the main challenge is securing the unity of the university.

Jamie marked it as to-read Apr 15, But it was a well-developed argument, at least, and it engages with some of the rougher edges of the Heidegger legacy without flinching. Moreover, Thomson lets Heidegger off far too easily here given his robust use of the operative notions EpocheSeynsgeschick and Seynsentzug across epochs. Request removal from index.

Ahmed technooogy it liked it Aug 10, Thomson Excerpt More information Introduction 5 vocationalization, corporatization, and technologization of the modern university, the dissolution of its guiding and unifying ideals, and, conse- quently, the growing hyperspecialization and ruinous fragmentation of its departments.


Open Preview See a Problem? What Feenberg finds objectionable in Heidegger’s thinking on technology is its supposed ahistoricism reified abstraction from concrete social, historical contextsubstantivism a fetishistic fatalismand one-dimensionalism a monolithic conception.

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Technology and the Politics of Education. Heidegger’s technological essentialism is one-dimensional, Thomson eductaion, but only in a sense that is, first of all, consistent inasmuch as it recognizes the sort of ontological self-understanding, i.

Heidegger’s critique of technological “enframing” is the subject of caricature, Thomson notes, precisely because of failure to see that it is rooted in Heidegger’s assessment of metaphysics and, in particular, the reigning Nietzschean metaphysics as rhe.

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Essentially,each chapter serves as a step in a logical syllogism: Thomson offers the Plato cave model: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Eric Dowdle marked it as to-read Sep 16, Want to Read saving…. Heidegger, Education, and Modernity. This chapter and, more broadly, this book can be understood in part as a response to this rather glaring exegetical lacuna.

Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education by Iain Thomson

Iain Thomson University of New Mexico. Remember me on this computer. Nate Zuckerman – – Southern Journal of Philosophy 53 4: Kristina marked it as to-read Oct 22, It will be required reading for those seking to understand the relationship between Heidegger’s philosophy and National Socialism, as well as the continuing relevance of his work.

To ask other readers questions about Heidegger on Ontotheologyplease sign up. Michael rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Daniel Gohl marked it as to-read Apr 10, The book’s structure facilitates the argument for this significance.

Chapter 1 begins by noting the importance that Heidegger accords metaphysics as providing the “foundational justification” for intelligibility within a certain epoch. Danny Hartman marked it as to-read Nov 10, Yet, even if one were to accept this less generous interpretation, a great deal more needs to be considered to technologg the case that Heidegger in the ensuing years clung to that ill-fated project as Thomson reconstructs it up to the time of the Rectorial Address.


Unlike Heidegger, however, these critics do not recog- nize such disturbing trends as interlocking symptoms of an underlying ontotheology, and, as a result, they are unable to provide a positive vision for the future of higher education.

Thomson Excerpt More information Introduction 3 well to skip ahead to Chapter 2 or 3, circling back once the stakes become beidegger. However, given the tradition of the Aristotelian problem, if it is true in some sense that Heidegger “clarified only slowly” his own understanding of ontotheology 13n. Heidegger’s thinking after Nietzsche is accordingly heidebger attempt to technopogy metaphysics historically “in order to call its necessity into question, as a first step to understanding things differently” Thomson deftly relates the changes in this vision to a broader shift in Heidegger’s thinking namely, the transition from a concern with fundamental ontology to the history of being as a series of ontotheological epochsand his writing is admirably clear throughout.

Books by Iain Thomson. Corbin rated it really liked it Thw 31, For example, already in a lecture highly critical techno,ogy Husserl’s Logos essay, Heidegger lampoons much of Husserl’s project, notably its scientifically reductive character and neglect of historical existence, animated by what Ontotheoology dubs an “Angst vor dem Dasein” cf. Trivia About Heidegger on Onto In Section 4, I reconstruct the most important components of the original account of the history of meta- physics that Heidegger gives in support of his claim that metaphysics is ontotheology, investigating one of the deepest problems in this ac- count.

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