David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Literator 30 (2):107-126 (2009)
In Heidegger’s Being and Time certain concepts are discussed which are central to the ontological constitution of Dasein. This paper demonstrates the interesting manner in which some of these concepts can be used in a reading of T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. A comparative analysis is performed, explicating the relevant Heideggerian terms and then relating them to Eliot’s poem. In this way strong parallels are revealed between the two men’s respective thoughts and distinct modernist sensibilities. Prufrock, the protagonist of the poem, and the world he inhabits illustrate poetically concepts such as authenticity, inauthenticity, the ‘they’, idle talk and angst, which Heidegger develops in Being and Time.
|Keywords||Martin Heidegger Authenticity T.S. Eliot The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dominic Heath Griffiths (2006). On the Uses and Advantages of Poetry for Life. Reading Between Heidegger and Eliot. Dissertation, University of Pretoria
Dominic Heath Griffiths (2012). 'A Raid on the Inarticulate': Exploring Authenticity, Ereignis and Dwelling in Martin Heidegger and T.S. Eliot. Dissertation, University of Auckland
Daniel C. Dennett & Marcel Kinsbourne (1994). Counting Consciousnesses: None, One, Two, or None of the Above? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (1):178-180.
Dominic Griffiths (forthcoming). Looking Into the Heart of Light: Considering the Poetic Event in the Work of T.S. Eliot and Martin Heidegger. Philosophy and Literature.
Elizabeth Ewing (1995). Authenticity in Heidegger: A Response to Dreyfus. Inquiry 38 (4):469 – 487.
Tobias Henschen (2012). Dreyfus and Haugeland on Heidegger and Authenticity. Human Studies 35 (1):95-113.
John Russon (2008). The Self as Resolution: Heidegger, Derrida and the Intimacy of the Question of the Meaning of Being. Research in Phenomenology 38 (1):90-110.
Dominic Griffiths (2012). “Now and in England:” Four Quartets, Place and Martin Heidegger’s Concept of Dwelling. Yeats Eliot Review 29 (1/2):3-18.
Carolyn Sue Culbertson (2010). The Task of Ordinary Mind: Rethinking Authenticity Through the Mumonkan. Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2 (1):91-104.
Mariana Ortega (2005). When Conscience Calls, Will Dasein Answer? Heideggerian Authenticity and the Possibility of Ethical Life. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 13 (1):15 – 34.
Taylor Carman (2003). Heidegger's Analytic: Interpretation, Discourse, and Authenticity in Being and Time. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2011-08-23
Total downloads99 ( #11,418 of 1,101,676 )
Recent downloads (6 months)19 ( #8,434 of 1,101,676 )
How can I increase my downloads?