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The "new" Heidegger

Babette Babich

pp. 167-187


A discussion of new approaches to Heidegger evokes Heidegger's own remonstrations against the passion for novelty in philosophy. When it comes to Heidegger's interests in science and technology, epistemology and the philosophy of science, many philosophers of science and technoscience tend to rule out engagement with Heidegger's critical contributions. More recent scholarship insists that Heidegger is a known quantity. Heidegger's reflections on cybernetics and technoscience, however, continue to reveal insights, especially in connection with his former student Günther Anders' class="EmphasisTypeItalic ">Obsolescence of Humanity. Brought to bear on current issues of transhumanism, technoscience and its history, as well as time and the prospect of death (the overcoming of which we eagerly anticipate), Heidegger's thinking remains to be taken up as our own.

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Georgakis Tziovanis, Ennis Paul J. (2015) Heidegger in the twenty-first century. Dordrecht, Springer.

Pages: 167-187

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9679-8_10

Full citation:

Babich Babette (2015) „The "new" Heidegger“, In: T. Georgakis & P. J. Ennis (eds.), Heidegger in the twenty-first century, Dordrecht, Springer, 167–187.