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The Resource The pursuit of an authentic philosophy : Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the everyday, David Egan, (electronic resource)

The pursuit of an authentic philosophy : Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the everyday, David Egan, (electronic resource)

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The pursuit of an authentic philosophy : Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the everyday
Title
The pursuit of an authentic philosophy
Title remainder
Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the everyday
Statement of responsibility
David Egan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Superficially, Wittgenstein and Heidegger seem worlds apart: they worked in different philosophical traditions, seemed mostly ignorant of one another's work, and Wittgenstein's terse aphorisms in plain language could not be farther stylistically from Heidegger's difficult prose. Nevertheless, Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations and Heidegger's Being and Time share a number of striking parallels. In particular, this book shows that both authors manifest a similar concern with authenticity. David Egan develops this position in three stages. Part One explores the emphasis both philosophers place on the everyday, and how this emphasis brings with it a methodological focus on recovering what we already know rather than advancing novel theses. Part Two argues that the dynamic of authenticity and inauthenticity in Being and Time finds homologies in Philosophical Investigations. Here Egan particularly articulates and defends a conception of authenticity in Wittgenstein that emphasizes the responsiveness and reciprocity of play. Part Three considers how both philosophers' conceptions of authenticity apply reflexively to their own work: each is concerned not only with the question of what it means to exist authentically but also with the question of what it means to do philosophy authentically. For both authors, the problematic of authenticity is intimately linked to the question of philosophical method."--
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1978-
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Egan, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
  • Authenticity (Philosophy)
Label
The pursuit of an authentic philosophy : Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the everyday, David Egan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Control code
ssj0002248976
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198832638
Lccn
2018962645
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002248976
Label
The pursuit of an authentic philosophy : Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the everyday, David Egan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Control code
ssj0002248976
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198832638
Lccn
2018962645
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002248976

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