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Heidegger on Being and Acting


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Table of Contents

1. Deconstructing Action
2. Theory of the TextsPart One
Genealogy of Principles
I. Understanding History through Its Reversals
3. The Puma-Shaped City
4. The Rise and Decline of PrinciplesII. Understanding Practice through the "Turning"
5. Practical Philosophy and the Hypothesis of Closure
6. The Closure as the Withering of the Pros Hen RelationIII. Genealogy of Principles and Anti-Humanism
7. A Threefold Break with "Humanism"
8. A Threefold Break with Principial OriginsPart Two
The "Very Issue" of Phenomenology: The Economies of PresencingIV. Mutations of Phenomenological Transcendentialism
9. From Subjectivity to Being-There
10. From Menschentum to "Thinking"V. Deconstruction of the Political
11. Deconstructing the Substantialist Patterns
12. Deconstructing the Ontic OriginPart Three
The Origin Is Said in Many WaysVI. Arche: The Kinetic Paradigm of Origin
13. The Causal Concept of Arche
14. The Teleocratic Concept of ArcheVII. Princeps and Principium: Time Forgotten
15. From the Principle of Essences to the Principle of Propositions
16. From the Principle of Propositions to the Epochal PrinciplesVIII. Anfang and Ursprung: The Temporal Difference
17. The Vocabulary
18. 'Original' Origins, or How the New Comes About in History
19. The 'Originary' Origin, or How Presencing Comes AboutPart Four
Historical Deduction of the Categories of PresencingIX. Table of the Categories of Presencing
20. The Categorial, the Noumenal, and the Empirical
21. A Reversal Undergone by the Puma-Shaped CityX. At the Presocratic Inception: The Prospective Categories
22. Econ
23. Phusis
24. Aletheia
25. Logos
26. Hen
27. NousXI. At the Technological End: The Retrospective Categories
28. The Will to Power
29. Nihilism
30. Justice
31. The Eternal Return of the Same
32. The Transmutation of All values and the Death of God
33. The OvermanXII. At the "Turning": The Transitional Categories
34. Ontological Difference/World and Thing
35. "There Is"/Favor
36. Unconcealment/Event
37. Epoch/Clearing
38. Nearness/Fourfold
39. Corresponding/ThinkingPart Five
Action and AnarchyXIII. Acting, the Condition for Thinking
40. The Practical A Priori
41. The Problem of the WillXIV. Anarchic Displacements
42. Practical Negation of Goals
43. Transmutation of Responsibility
44. Protest Against "Busy-ness"
45. Transmutation of "Destiny"
46. From Violence to AnarchyConclusion
47. Of Economic Self-Regulation and Its Loci
48. Objections and AnswersA Heidegger Bibliography, with Abbreviations Used in the Notes and Indexes
Selected Bibliography
Citations From Heidegger's Texts in German
Citations From English Translations
Name Index

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