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Babette Babich, “The ‘New’ Heidegger.” In: Tziovannis Georgakis and Paul Ennis, eds., Heidegger in the 21st Century. Frankfurt am Main: Springer, 2015. Pp. 167-187.

Disciplines

Continental Philosophy | Digital Humanities | Ethics and Political Philosophy | Other German Language and Literature | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Radio | Reading and Language

Abstract

If discussion of “new” approaches to Martin Heidegger contradicts Heidegger’s own indictment of the passion for “novelty” in philosophy, today’s Black Notebooks scandal reminds us of the ontic problem of new news. Indeed the backwards working evidence of the notebooks kept before, during, and after WWII both vindicates and problematizes his notion of temporality temporalizing from the future -- lapsing into the past -- setting up what is now regarded as patent in the present. Simultaneously, we see that if heretofore many philosophers of technology sought to dismiss engagement with Heidegger’s critique of technology, these critical contributions turn out to bear on current issues of transhumanism, technoscience, time, even death (the overcoming of which we eagerly anticipate). Heidegger’s thinking remains to be appropriated.

 
 

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