Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, yet much of his later philosophy remains shrouded in confusion and controversy. Restoring Heidegger's understanding of metaphysics as 'ontotheology' to its rightful place at the center of his later thought, this book demonstrates the depth and significance of his controversial critique of technology, his appalling misadventure with Nazism, his prescient critique of the university, and his important philosophical suggestions for the future of higher education. 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.
Table of Contents
Abbreviations used for works by Heidegger
Introduction : Heidegger on ontotheology 1
1 Ontotheology? : understanding Heidegger's deconstruction of metaphysics 7
2 Understanding ontotheology as the basis for Heidegger's critique of technology 44
3 Heidegger and the politics of the university 78
4 Heidegger's mature vision of ontological education, or how we become what we are 141