Heidegger on Concepts, Freedom and Normativity

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Abstract

This book offers a fundamentally new account of the arguments and
concepts which defi ne Heidegger’s early philosophy, and locates them
in relation to both contemporary analytic philosophy and the history
of philosophy. Drawing on recent work in the philosophy of mind and
on Heidegger’s lectures on Plato and Kant, Sacha Golob argues against
existing treatments of Heidegger on intentionality and suggests that
Heidegger endorses a unique position with respect to conceptual and
representational content; he also examines the implications of this for
Heidegger’s views on truth, realism and “being”. He goes on to explore
Heidegger’s work on the underlying issue of normativity, and focuses on
his theory of freedom, arguing that it is freedom that links the existential
concerns of Being and Time to concepts such as reason, perfection
and obligation. His book offers a distinctive new perspective for students
of Heidegger and the history of twentieth-century philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages270
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781107722965
ISBN (Print)9781107031708, 9781316631904
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Publication series

NameModern European Philosophy

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