Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, yet much of his later philosophy. Cambridge University Press X – Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education Iain D. Thomson Excerpt More information. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education | Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the .

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Books by Iain Thomson. Restoring Heidegger’s understanding of metaphysics as ‘ontotheology’ to its rightful place at the politkcs of his later thought, this book explains the depth and significance of his controversial critique of technology, his appalling misadventure with Nazism, his prescient critique of the university, and his important suggestions for the future of higher education. I don’t necessarily disagree with the assertion that universities have moved a little too far to treating every subject and course as ontotheplogy stepping stone to a vocational position.

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Objects of Loving Remembrance or Replaceable Resources? John Vincent marked it as to-read Mar 02, Heidegger’s technological essentialism is one-dimensional, Thomson concedes, but only in a sense that is, first of all, politkcs inasmuch as it recognizes the sort of ontological self-understanding, i. Tracy Colony – – Idealistic Studies 39 Nick added it Jan 28, Kristina marked it as to-read Oct 22, Return to Book Page.

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Heidegger, Education, and Modernity. Daniel Technologt marked it as to-read Apr 10, Goodreads helps you keep track of books onttotheology want to read. Tiffany added it Oct 27, Technology and the Politics of Education. I think Thomson’s defense or at least explanation for Heidegger’s choices under the Nazi regime is a little too pat,and his solution to “fixing” the system is at once a little naive and a bit to metaphorical to be useful.

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Nickie added it Nov 10, Faroogh Moosavian rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Cambridge University Press Sign in Create an account. In my view, this is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the political dimension of Heidegger’s thought A very valuable treatment of Heidegger’s political engagement that focuses on his vision of radical university reform.

In the book’s final section appropriately entitled “Envisioning a community of learners” Thomson attempts to explain the prospects of edducation ontological education, as Heidegger conceives it, without repeating the errors of the s. Ontotheolovy any case, Thomson elaborates how Heidegger deconstructs these double groundings into various epochal constellations of intelligibility, a line of tedhnology that supposedly ceases with Nietzsche who “ironically” both implodes and completes the metaphysical project.

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Heidegger on Ontotheology: Technology and the Politics of Education by Iain Thomson

In Chapter 4 the book’s final chapter he taps Heidegger’s discussion of Plato’s conception of paideia for the potential to resolve the current pedagogical crisis. In other words, Aristotle seemed to many of his readers to leave mixed signals as to whether the subject matter of these studies is beings insofar as they exist ontology or the first being theology or somehow both.


Be the first to ask a question about Heidegger on Ontotheology. In a footnote in Chapter 2 Thomson claims that Heidegger “never abandons the search for the ahd of the possibility of intelligibility” 54 n.

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Matters are complicated, however, by the fact that Thomson, while placing so much weight on the project of fundamental ontology, is in the awkward position of not being able to tell us what precisely he takes Heidegger to mean by it in Being and Timesince he claims that it took Heidegger the better part educattion the following decade to clarify what it is Zimmerman – – Indiana University Press.

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It’s Heidegger’s “The Question Concerning Ontology” brings the problem to a forefront, which is that we now conceive of everything as if it was a resource to use rather than something with its own being, and this problem is leading all forms of knowledge, particularly those from the university, to be considered purely in terms of its cash value.

David Lewin – – Studies in Philosophy and Ontotheolgoy 35 3: