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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Cambridge University PressJul 11, – History – pages. Whether Heidegger is 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 oof.

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Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education

Heidegger, Education, and Modernity. The End of Onto-Theology: In a footnote in Chapter 2 Thomson claims that Heidegger “never abandons ontotueology search for the conditions of the possibility of intelligibility” 54 n.

Kristina marked it as to-read Oct 22, While his suggestion that we should consider the worth of such a reevaluation stripped of certain fatal commitments in the face of contemporary crises in education crises the existence of which no one disputes is evocative, Thomson leaves the nature of this consideration largely up to the reader, educqtion for some pleasant but empty hints about ye olde Zu-kunft.

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Hunter marked it as to-read Nov 04, Phillip marked it as to-read Oct 24, politiccs There is obviously a sense, exploited here by Thomson, in which the label of “ahistoricism” simply does not apply to Heidegger, at least not without further ado, given his sensitivity to the historicity of ontotheologies, not least in the contemporary world.

Nickie added it Nov 10, 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.

This impressive study argues that Heidegger’s deconstruction of metaphysics as ontotheology, when suitably understood, provides the key to his misunderstood critique of technology and to the underappreciated potential of his thought to contribute to efforts to respond to “our own growing crisis in higher education.

Khairul Umam marked it as to-read Mar 07, Beth added it Dec 27, Utrum subiectum metaphysicae sit ens inquantum ens, sicut posuit Avicenna, vel Deus et intelligentiae sicut posuit Commentator Averroes? Preview — Heidegger on Ontotheology by Iain Thomson.

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Be the first to ask a question about Heidegger on Ontotheology. 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.

Other editions – View all Heidegger on Ontotheology: It will be required reading for those seeking to understand the relationship between Heidegger’s philosophy and National Socialism, as well as the continuing relevance of his work. Danny Hartman marked it as to-read Nov 10, Since Heidegger’s later work encompassing his essays on technology have been disparaged for supposed links to his engagement with National Socialism and since that engagement was deeply tied to Heidegger’s concern for reform of the university, Thomson devotes Chapter 3 to “Heidegger and the Politics of the University.


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 politids of being as a series of ontotheological epochsand his writing is admirably clear throughout. In the book’s final section appropriately entitled “Envisioning a community of learners” Thomson attempts to explain the prospects of realizing ontological education, as Heidegger conceives it, without repeating the errors of the s.

Steven marked it as to-read Oct 19, Heidegger’s thinking after Nietzsche is accordingly an attempt to deconstruct metaphysics historically “in order to call its necessity into question, as a first step to understanding things differently” Thomson, Heidegger on Ontotheology: Thomson Excerpt More pokitics 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.

My own complaint would be somewhat different: Martin Heidegger in Continental Philosophy.