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The Resource Background practices : essays on the understanding of being, Hubert L. Dreyfus ; edited by Mark A. Wrathall, (electronic resource)

Background practices : essays on the understanding of being, Hubert L. Dreyfus ; edited by Mark A. Wrathall, (electronic resource)

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Background practices : essays on the understanding of being
Title
Background practices
Title remainder
essays on the understanding of being
Statement of responsibility
Hubert L. Dreyfus ; edited by Mark A. Wrathall
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eng
Summary
This volume presents a selection of Hubert Dreyfus's pioneering work in bringing phenomenology and existentialism to bear on the philosophical and scientific study of the mind. Each of the thirteen essays interprets, develops, and extends the insights of his predecessors working in the European philosophical tradition. One of Dreyfus' central contributions to reading the historical canon of philosophy comes from his recognition that great philosophers help us to understand the 'background practices' of a culture - the practices that shape and embody our most basic understanding of ourselves and the things and situations we encounter in our world. Background practices are all too often overlooked completely, or else their importance is misunderstood. Each chapter in this volume shows in one way or another how a broad range of philosophical topics can only be properly understood when we recognize how they are grounded in the background practices that shape our lives and give meaning to our activities, our tasks, our normative commitments, our aims and our goals
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YDX
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Dreyfus, Hubert L
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wrathall, Mark A
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  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Ontology
  • Phenomenology
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Background practices : essays on the understanding of being, Hubert L. Dreyfus ; edited by Mark A. Wrathall, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-253) and index
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ssj0001912634
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unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
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Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198796220
Lccn
2017930947
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13272748
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001912634
Label
Background practices : essays on the understanding of being, Hubert L. Dreyfus ; edited by Mark A. Wrathall, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-253) and index
Control code
ssj0001912634
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198796220
Lccn
2017930947
Other control number
13272748
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001912634

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