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Martin Heidegger's Post-Metaphysical Hyper-Humanism

Jens Zimmermann

in Humanism and Religion

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199697755
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738159 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697755.003.0005
Martin Heidegger's Post-Metaphysical Hyper-Humanism

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Martin Heidegger's philosophy is usually considered to be anti-humanistic because in formulating his important critique of scientific objectivism, he rejects humanism along with Platonism for covering over the question of Being. In this chapter, Heidegger is interpreted not as anti-, but as hyper-humanist, by interpreting his thought as pursuing a new humanism in relation to Being. The chapter also shows that Heidegger's misreading of Renaissance humanism made him overlook humanistic insights into language and poetry that are similar to his own.

Keywords: transcendence; language; phenomenology; theology; art; selfhood; humanism; poetry

Chapter.  16399 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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