David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
This book provides a novel interpretation of the Aristotelian understanding of work in light of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. In a world of changing work patterns and the global displacement of working lifestyles, the nature of human identity and work is put under great strain. Modern conceptions of work have been restricted to issues of utility and necessity, where aims and purposes of work are reducible to the satisfaction of immediate technical and economic needs. Left unaddressed is the larger narrative context in which humans naturally seek to understand a human contribution to and responsibility for themselves, others and being as a whole. What role does human work play in the development of the world itself? Is it merely a functional activity or does it have a metaphysical and ontological calling? "Heidegger, Work, and Being" elucidates Heidegger's philosophy of work, providing a novel interpretation of the Aristotelian understanding of work in relation to Heidegger's ontology and notion of thanking. Todd S. Mei employs Heidegger's hermeneutical approach to a critique and reconstruction of an understanding of work to show that work, at its core, is an activity centred on thanking and mutual recognition. "Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy" presents cutting-edge scholarship in the field of modern European thought. The wholly original arguments, perspectives and research findings in titles in this series make it an important and stimulating resource for students and academics from across the discipline.
|Keywords||Heidegger Philosophy of Work Ricoeur Aristotle Marx Being Hermeneutics Metaphor|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$50.39 used (62% off) $59.99 new (54% off) $130.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
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
Todd S. Mei (forthcoming). Heidegger in the Machine: The Difference Between Techne and Mechane. Continental Philosophy Review:1-26.
Paul Gibbs (2011). The Concept of Profound Boredom: Learning From Moments of Vision. Studies in Philosophy and Education 30 (6):601-613.
Similar books and articles
Paul Ricœur & Richard Kearney (eds.) (1996). Paul Ricoeur: The Hermeneutics of Action. Sage Publications.
James E. Faulconer & Mark A. Wrathall (eds.) (2000). Appropriating Heidegger. Cambridge University Press.
Nicolas de Warren (2007). Off the Beaten Path. Environmental Philosophy 4 (1/2):29-48.
Alec McHoul (1998). How Can Ethnomethodology Be Heideggerian? Human Studies 21 (1):13-26.
Nicolas de Warren (2007). Off the Beaten Path: The Artworks of Andrew Goldsworthy. Environmental Philosophy 4 (1-2):29-48.
Cristina Lafont (2000). Heidegger, Language, and World-Disclosure. Cambridge University Press.
Timothy Clark (2002). Martin Heidegger. Routledge.
Martin Heidegger (2002). Off the Beaten Track. Cambridge University Press.
Patrick L. Bourgeois (1990). Traces of Understanding: A Profile of Heidegger's and Ricoeur's Hermeneutics. Rodopi.
Gert-Jan van der Heiden (2011). Announcement, Attestation, and Equivocity. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (3):415-432.
Andrea Rehberg (2009). The World and the Work of Art. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (1):131-142.
Stuart Elden (2006). Heidegger's Animals. Continental Philosophy Review 39 (3):273-291.
Iain Thomson (2010). Heidegger's Aesthetics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Nancy J. Holland (1999). Rethinking Ecology in the Western Philosophical Tradition: Heidegger and/on Aristotle. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 32 (4):409-420.
Added to index2011-04-28
Total downloads29 ( #118,533 of 1,780,583 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #291,765 of 1,780,583 )
How can I increase my downloads?