Schalow and Denker cast light on the historical influences that shaped the thinker and his time through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography of key books on Heidegger, appendixes, and a cross-referenced dictionary section offering over 600 entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms. As a German thinker, Heidegger remains, despite his detractors, the most original philosophical thinker of the 20th century. In this volume, author Schalow, research professor at the University of New Orleans, has significantly updated Alfred Denker's 2000 first edition. Finally, especially in Chapter 6, Schalow draws connections between a number of figures important in the early 20th century and demonstrates their relevance to the formation of the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous program. The Ellipsis of the Third Critique: From Art to Nature 205 1 Of Things Heavenly and Earthly 206 2 Unwinding the Kantian Premise 214 3 The Mystery of Nature and the Idiom of the Word 224 Postscript. Acknowledgments 5 Abbreviations 9 Introduction 11 Chapter One.
But it seems to me that Schalow often blurs the distinction, important to Heidegger, between technology and the essence of technology e. Second, the connection between technology and addiction could be better established. Of Things Heavenly and Earthly -- 2. From Excess to Economy: Taking Ownership. Works published Heidegger, Towards the Definition of Philosophy Heidegger, The Essence of Truth Heidegger, The Essence of Human Freedom. The Ellipsis of the Third Critique: From Art to Nature1 Of Things Heavenly and Earthly; 2 Unwinding the Kantian Premise; 3 The Mystery of Nature and the Idiom of the Word; Postscript. Its successes make this book a considerable step in the phenomenological and existential analysis of addiction, and no doubt it will prove an important study for anyone interested in this topic.
Schalow takes up the question: 'Why should a philosopher like Kant, for whom language seemed to be almost inconsequential, become the crucial counter point for a thinker like Heidegger to develop a novel way to understand and express the most perennial of all philosophical concepts, namely, 'being' as such? For example, at times Schalow claims that certain technologies or technological processes are addictive. This is only possible insofar as the imagination opens up a space of possible meanings for an object over and beyond its immediate significance. Fifth, Schalow makes and supports the provocative claim that addiction is in some sense the norm for our society, and cannot be considered merely pathological. And if no human activity or achievement can directly counter the danger, then it is unclear to me how efficacious reflection on the kinship of the endangered and the saving power would be for the addict. In this study, the author shows new entry points to the dialogue between Kant and Heidegger. Absolutely vital for philosophy collections. These analyses accomplish a number of important tasks.
Thing and World -- 3. Some other finer points raise similar concerns, e. Human achievement alone can never banish it. Posted on Author Categories Tags , , , , ,. This, compounded by the uncertainties of translation, makes any volume that can help make sense of his work to English readers welcome. With respect to the former, Schalow argues that the prevalence of addiction in the present era ought to be considered a referendum on the role of technology in our culture.
Metontology and the Ethical Turn -- 2. For such mediate significances, fetishes rely on our capacity for fantasy, or imagination. Saying and Doing -- 3. It contains a chronological list of all of Heidegger's writings, and books about Heidegger's philosophy. Further, the hermeneutic-phenomenological method, insofar as it has long subverted the dualism of mind and body, can prove an important corrective here, by suggesting contours of treatment that would fill this gap.
In the final chapters of his work, Schalow turns to an existential analysis of methods of treatment. Ted Sadler is Adviser to the Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers series on the translations of. The Doubling of Imagination -- 1. Further, Schalow shows how phenomenological analyses of spatiality, in terms of de-severance, and temporality, in terms of making-present, can illuminate the situation of the addict. Granted, Schalow sets out to offer a philosophical and existential approach, rather than an empirical or medical approach, but a phenomenological approach must exercise care in its choice of a point of departure for analysis.
What is dangerous is not technology. By charting a new path of philosophical inquiry, the book allows a pervasive, cultural phenomenon, ordinarily reserved to psychology, to speak as a referendum about the danger which technology poses to us on a daily basis. Turnings: Of Time and Being; 1 Errancy and the Forgottenness of Being; 2 The Overlooked Linchpin in Heidegger's Problematic. Sensus Communis and Language -- 2. From Theology to Therapy: A Genealogical Approach. Second, new technologies give rise to unique forms of addiction, e. References: Dodes, Lance and Zachary Dodes.
Translating the Political and the Rise of Technology 144 1 Anti-Humanism? Schalow is very likely correct that resoluteness is a necessary condition for recovery, but it is unclear how far it is supposed to get the addict. The Mystery of Nature and the Idiom of the Word. This is one of the most successful and useful reference books that can be encountered on a single philosopher. Translating the Political and the Rise of Technology; 1 Anti-Humanism? The E-mail message field is required. With respect to the latter, Schalow argues that the phenomenological concepts of transcendence and authenticity can provide a key to addiction treatment. Recommended for colleges and universities where Heidegger is studied.
But the efficacy of the twelve-step program is controversial see, e. The Overlooked Linchpin in Heidegger's Problematic -- 3. This title allows for addressing issues which are normally relegated to the periphery of the exchange between Heidegger and Kant, including spatiality and embodiment, nature and art, religion and politics. In a commodity fetish, for example, a commercial object becomes invested with the meaning of a marker of economic status. First, it fosters a culture of excess and immediate gratification which promote addiction. Technology and the Rise of the Artifice. Second, this technological culture infuses the life-world of the addict with boredom and stress, and thereby motivates release via addictive substances or processes section 5.
This is, in short, a necessary reference work for the English-speaking student of Heidegger's philosophy. Reestablishing Distance within Proximity -- 1. Errancy and the Forgottenness of Being -- 2. Contents: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One. While, as Schalow notes at the start of his work, the topic of addiction has spawned many studies from a variety of fields in the past years, relatively few of these have examined addiction using the methods of philosophy, and specifically, of phenomenology.