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4. Dasein

4. Dasein  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191867095
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828662.003.0004
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Dasein is Heidegger’s way of referring both to the human being and to the type of Being that humans have. Its essence lies in its existence. It can respond to its circumstances, thereby ... More
3. Being

3. Being  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘Being’ describes the importance that Heidegger ascribed to considering the nature of an object, or its Being, before addressing knowledge of it. Whereas other philosophers, including ... More
5. The world

5. The world  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘The world’ examines how Dasein understands the world. Dasein needs a world populated with entities for it to engage with; it sees these entities primarily as objects of use. Different ... More
1. Philosophy as a way of life

1. Philosophy as a way of life  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0001
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‘Philosophy as a way of life’ sets out the existentialist quest to offer meaning to people's lives. Existentialists wanted to revive a more personal notion of truth that had become ... More
2. Hermeneutics: a brief history

2. Hermeneutics: a brief history  

Jens Zimmermann

in Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191781582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199685356.003.0002
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The history of hermeneutics is a conversation about knowledge. ‘Hermeneutics: a brief history’ begins with knowledge in the ancient world, where not only mathematics and logic, but also ... More
9. History and world-time

9. History and world-time  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2019
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‘History and world-time’ explores how history can be accessed and serve as inspiration. Dasein’s intrinsic historicality means that the past is intertwined with the present, and history is ... More
6. The masked philosopher

6. The masked philosopher  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.003.0006
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Foucault sometimes admitted and sometimes denied that he was a philosopher. ‘The masked philosopher’ asks what a philosopher is and ponders whether Foucault really was a philosopher. Is ... More
6. Making sense of reading

6. Making sense of reading  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191860300
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10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0006
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Reading is an interpretative act and this is not simply the case when it comes to what we think of as more complex writing—religious scriptures, philosophical texts, legal documents, or ... More
1. A picture of Derrida

1. A picture of Derrida  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0001
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‘A picture of Derrida’ argues that anyone engaging with the biography of Jacques Derrida needs to appreciate his views on the biographical genre. He insisted that, with philosophers in ... More
4. The turn to writing

4. The turn to writing  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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According to ‘The turn to writing’, Derrida sees the turn to language not as a methodological must for a satisfactory and rigorous philosophy, but rather a historical necessity within the ... More
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction  

Thomas Flynn

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.001.0001
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Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction examines one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures: Sartre, ... More
Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Derrida: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Glendinning

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.001.0001
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Derrida: A Very Short Introduction explores both the difficulty and significance of the work of Derrida. It explains the theory of deconstruction, presenting Derrida's ... More
9. Ethics and aesthetics

9. Ethics and aesthetics  

Jonathan Culler

in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778384
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10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0009
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9780199691340
A major role of literature has traditionally been to offer a wide range of vicarious experiences and exercise the moral imagination. Recent debates in literary theory and ethics have ... More
3. Humanism: for and against

3. Humanism: for and against  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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9780191775932
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‘Humanism: for and against‘ examines existentialists' various attitudes to humanism and what roots it has in the philosophy. In 1945, Sartre attempted to present existentialism as a viable ... More
2. Misunderestimating Derrida

2. Misunderestimating Derrida  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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‘Misunderestimating Derrida’ seeks to explain philosophers' hostility to Derrida. Objecting to Derrida's work on the grounds of its indiscipline is not just objecting to its style. Since ... More
6. So what is analytic philosophy?

6. So what is analytic philosophy?  

Michael Beaney

in Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191823442
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778028.003.0007
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There are various similarities and differences between the respective approaches to analytic philosophy of Frege, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, and Stebbing. But is there anything in common ... More

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