Heidegger's Phenomenology of Perception: An Introduction

Author: Kleinberg-Levin, David
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Pub Date: 21/10/2019
Publisher: UNKNOWN
ISBN: 9781786612120
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Quick overview This volume offers the first substantial study of Heidegger's phenomenology of perception, focusing on perception as capacities that can be developed in learning processes, notably in ways befitting ontological mindfulness. The author proposes new interpretations of Heidegger's five most important key words.
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This important new book offers an introduction to Heidegger's phenomenology of perception, interpreting and explaining five key words, 'Sein', 'Dasein', 'Ereignis', 'Lichtung', and 'Geschick'. David Kleinberg-Levin argues that, besides preparing the ground for a major critique of metaphysics and the Western world, Heidegger's phenomenology of perception lays the groundwork for understanding perception-in particular, seeing and hearing, as capacities the historical character of which is capable of overcoming and significantly ameliorating the most menacing, most devastating features of the Western world that Heidegger subjected to critique. He proposes that the development of these capacities is not only a question of learning certain skills, but also a question of learning new character and that Heidegger's critique of the Western world suggests ways in which we might learn and develop new, more sensitive, poetic and mindful ways of relating to the perceived world.

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