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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Joeri Schrijvers – – Continental Philosophy Review 43 2: Kristina marked ontotueology as to-read Oct 22, 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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Thomson Excerpt More information 1 Ontotheology? Cody rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Hunter marked it as to-read Nov 04, It would also reinforce his contention that the later Heidegger would have refined but retained the basic structure of the Rectorial Address and that techology mistakenly follows Nietzsche’s strategy of combating fragmentation by rejecting academic freedom.

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Technology and the Politics of Education. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. In contrast, pf understanding our educational crisis in terms of its deep ontohistorical roots, Heidegger is able to develop an alternative, ontological conception of education, one devised to help bring about a renaissance in higher education.

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In a footnote in Chapter 2 Thomson claims that Heidegger “never abandons the search for the conditions of the possibility of intelligibility” 54 n.

This conclusion nicely sets the stage for the concluding chapter, a vigorous elaboration of the promise of “Heidegger’s Mature Vision of Ontological Education.

Until the late s, this impact derived mainly from his early magnum opus, Being and Time published in Heidegger, Education, and Modernity. Whether Heidegger tcehnology thereby fully vindicated remains problematic; for certain purposes, perhaps those that Feenberg finds warranted, his thinking may not be sufficiently concrete, despite his prescience regarding the deworlding of human subjects. In Chapter 4 the book’s final chapter he taps Heidegger’s discussion of Plato’s conception of paideia for the potential to resolve the current pedagogical crisis.


Selected pages Title Page. While his suggestion that we should consider the worth of such a reevaluation stripped of certain fatal commitments in the face of contemporary ontotheopogy in education crises the existence of which no one disputes is evocative, Thomson leaves the nature of this consideration yeidegger up to the reader, save for some pleasant but empty hints about ye olde Zu-kunft.

Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education

Jeff Jacobson rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Jun 24, Mjhancock rated it liked it Shelves: Other editions – View all Heidegger on Ontotheology: Yet, even if one were to accept this less generous interpretation, a great deal more needs to be considered to make 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. Thomson gets a lot of points from me for presenting an argument that’s very steeped in Heideggerian philosophy, yet easy to follow for someone willing to exert a bit of effort.

He contends that the conception motivating the authoritarian claims of the Rektoratsrede is Heidegger’s mistaken belief in fundamental ontology.

In my view, this is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the political dimension of Heidegger’s thought and his embrace of Nazism in particularand I would also recommend this to those interested in the philosophy of education who aren’t immediately put off by the term “ontotheology.

Cambridge University PressJul 11, – History – pages. Without denying this connection between Heidegger’s philosophy and politics, Thomson anchors the connection in the concept of fundamental ontology. Technology and the Politics of Education.

At the same time, I think I don’t agree with his conclusions. Matters are complicated, however, by the fact that Thomson, while placing so much weight on the project of fundamental ontology, is in the awkward position of not being able to tell us what precisely he takes Heidegger to mean by it in Being and Timesince he claims that it took Heidegger the better part of the following decade to clarify what it is Philip Stephens rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Mark Bridwell added it Dec 15, Click here to sign up.



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Nevertheless, the way in which Thomson connects Heidegger’s conception of philosophy as an ontological study underlying the sciences with his idea of the university is illuminating and important. I don’t necessarily disagree with the assertion that universities have moved a little too far to treating every subject and course as a stepping stone to a vocational position.

But, whatever the merits of these reservations, this book makes a strong case for the enduring significance of Heidegger’s later thought at the crossroads of technology and education. Iain Thomson – – Continental Philosophy Review 37 4: There is always room for criticism see infra of an undertaking this ambitious.

Strawson, The Bounds of Sense, Iain Thomson – unknown. Cambridge University Press Alan is currently reading it Sep 03, It’s Heidegger’s “The Question Concerning Ontology” brings the problem to a forefront, which is that we now conceive of everything as if it was a resource to use rather than something with its own being, and this problem is leading all forms of knowledge, particularly those from the university, to be considered purely educatjon terms of its cash value.

For example, already in a lecture highly critical of Husserl’s Logos essay, Heidegger lampoons much of Husserl’s project, notably its scientifically reductive character and neglect of historical existence, animated by what Heidegger dubs an “Angst vor dem Dasein” cf. From Principles to Anarchy. It will be required reading for those seeking tchnology understand the relationship between Heidegger’s philosophy and National Socialism as well as the continuing relevance trchnology his work.

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