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Heidegger and the question of animality

Glendinning, Simon (1996) Heidegger and the question of animality. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 4 (1). pp. 67-86. ISSN 0967-2559. (doi:10.1080/09672559608570825) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:19206)

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Abstract

It is widely recognized that Heidegger's analysis of Dasein outlines a novel dissolution of the epistemological problems of modern philosophy. However it has not been fully appreciated that this analysis presupposes a conception of human beings which radically separates them from all natural, animal life. Focusing on Heidegger's analysis of Mitsein it is argued that this separation prevents Heidegger from achieving a conception of human existence which avoids the distortions of the humanist tradition against which it recoils. Against Heidegger, it is argued that a philosophically satisfactory conception of human existence must be more smoothly naturalistic.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09672559608570825
Additional information: Royal-Irish-Academy Conference on Heidegger DUBLIN, IRELAND, MAY 18-19, 1995 Royal Irish Acad
Uncontrolled keywords: Heidegger, animals, Derrida, humanism, Wittgenstein, naturalism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2009 00:10 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 09:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19206 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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