Continental Philosophy Review 37 (4):439-467 (2004)

Authors
Iain Thomson
University of New Mexico
Abstract
In Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education, I argue that Heidegger’s ontological thinking about education forms one of the deep thematic undercurrents of his entire career, but I focus mainly on Heidegger’s later work in order to make this case. The current essay extends this view to Heidegger’s early magnum opus, contending that Being and Time is profoundly informed – albeit at a subterranean level – by Heidegger’s perfectionist thinking about education. Explaining this perfectionism in terms of its ontological and ethical components (and their linkage), I show that Being and Time’s educational philosophy seeks to answer the paradoxical question: How do become what we are? Understanding Heidegger’s strange but powerful answer to this original pedagogical question, I suggest, allows us to make sense of some of the most difficult and important issues at the heart of Being and Time, including what Heidegger really means by possibility, death, and authenticity.
Keywords Philosophy   Phenomenology   Philosophy of Man   Political Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2005
DOI 10.1007/s11007-005-6886-8
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,410
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Subjectivity: Locating the First-Person in Being and Time.Steven Crowell - 2001 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 44 (4):433 – 454.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Learning Professional Ways of Being: Ambiguities of Becoming.Gloria Dall’Alba - 2009 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 41 (1):34-45.

View all 17 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
135 ( #87,784 of 2,519,809 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #406,314 of 2,519,809 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes