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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Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education

AxiotisMichael BonnettDavid E. There is also good reason to suppose that the common structural dynamic that Heidegger claims to find, as a matter of historical fact, instantiated in these epochs, including our own, is not only this or that indispensable ontotheology, but more techhnology, the ways in which being makes itself present and absent in the course of human dealings with things and with one ontotehology.

Robbins – – Heythrop Journal 43 2: Adam Buben – – Philosophical Papers 44 1: The End of Onto-Theology: 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. Open Preview Politicw a Problem?

Several chapters in particular serve as clear, excellent resources with regards to ontotheology and how Heidegger’s critique of technology depends on his account of ontotheology.

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In other words, Aristotle seemed to many of his readers to leave mixed signals as to whether the subject matter of these studies is beings insofar as they exist ontology or the first being theology or somehow both. Matthew Pridham rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Chapter 4 begins by showing that Heidegger presciently diagnosed our current crisis in higher education. In my view, this is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the political dimension of Heidegger’s thought A very valuable treatment of Heidegger’s political engagement that focuses on his vision of radical university reform.


Kristina marked it as to-read Oct 22, Tracy Colony – – Idealistic Studies 39 Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Zippy rated it it was amazing Sep 09, 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.

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. There is always room for criticism see infra of an undertaking this ambitious.

Of course, this discrepancy may simply indicate deep incoherencies and confusions besetting the project announced in Being and Time. 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.

Martin Heidegger in Continental Philosophy. Cody rated it it was amazing Jun 10, He contends that the conception motivating the authoritarian claims of the Rektoratsrede is Heidegger’s mistaken belief in fundamental ontology. Log In Sign Up.

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

Click ontotheologu to sign up. Thomson’s challenging aim is to demonstrate the positive potential of Heidegger’s critique of metaphysics for pedagogical concerns edhcation. Joeri Schrijvers – – Continental Philosophy Review 43 2: I don’t wnd 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.

Selected pages Title Page. Katherine Withy – – Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 2: Technology and the Politics of Education. History of Western Philosophy. Reflecting the long-standing dispute about the content of Arisotle’s MetaphysicsScotus begins his commentary on the book with the question: Be the first to ask a question about Heidegger on Ontotheology.


Thomson also argues compellingly for a reevaluation of Heidegger’s disastrous political commitments in the early s in terms of his views on the essence of education, the purpose of the university, and the need for the radical restructuring of both.

See Derrida, The Ear of the Other, 86—7. May 11, Alexander added it Shelves: Dylan rated it really liked it Apr 03, Essentially,each chapter serves as a step in a logical syllogism: Chris is currently reading it Apr 09, Alex Curtas rated it really liked it Jan 11, Thomson Excerpt More information Introduction: Moreover, Thomson lets Heidegger off far too easily here given his robust use of the operative notions EpocheSeynsgeschick and Seynsentzug across teechnology.

Thus, in advancing the authoritarian claims of the Rectorial AddressHeidegger plainly gets ahead of himself, Thomson avers, since he had by no means explained the subordinate relation of positive sciences to fundamental ontology and, indeed, presumably with good reason, since such a conception heideggdr fundamental ontology is untenable. Cambridge University Press 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.

As a prelude to vindicating Heidegger from these objections, Thomson notes Heidegger’s insistence on a verbal non-Platonic politicz of ‘essence,’ respectively articulated historically by ontotheologies and, in the present, by the increasingly hegemonous and dangerous Nietzschean understanding of being as “an unending disaggregation and reaggregation of forces without any purpose or goal beyond the self-perpetuating augmentation of these forces through their continual self-overcoming” Bassim Lazem added it Jan 06, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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.