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After Being and Time

Michael Inwood.

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy; 20th-Century Philosophy. 3815 words.

‘After Being and Time’ provides a brief survey of Heidegger’s thought after Being and Time, which reveals something of the overall coherence of his life-long project. Being and Time gave a...

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Alienation and reification

Stephen Eric Bronner.

in Critical Theory

March 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 4209 words.

‘Alienation and reification’ explores the concept of alienation and reification in Karl Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, and how this affected 20th century Western...

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Alienation and reification

Stephen Eric Bronner.

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 3795 words.

‘Alienation and reification’ explores the concepts of alienation and reification in Karl Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, and how this affected 20th century Western...

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Ancient sex

Gary Gutting.

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

March 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; 20th-Century Philosophy. 3105 words.

Towards the end of his life, Foucault's topic of exploration turned to the ethical formation of the self, which emerged from his analysis of modern power relations. ‘Ancient sex’ looks at...

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Ancient sex

Gary Gutting.

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

September 2019; p ublished online September 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; 20th-Century Philosophy. 2967 words.

Towards the end of his life, Foucault’s topic of exploration turned to the ethical formation of the self, which emerged from his analysis of modern power relations. ‘Ancient sex’ looks at...

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Archaeology

Gary Gutting.

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

September 2019; p ublished online September 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; 20th-Century Philosophy. 3029 words.

Foucault is mostly regarded as a philosopher, despite the fact that most of his books were histories. He characterized his historic works first as ‘archaeology’ of thought and then later as...

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Archaeology

Gary Gutting.

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

March 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; 20th-Century Philosophy. 3075 words.

Foucault is mostly regarded as a philosopher, despite the fact that most of his books were histories. He characterized his historic works first as ‘archaeology’ and then later as...

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Art

Michael Inwood.

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 4057 words.

‘Art’ examines Heidegger's view of Art as a source of truth. He believed that rather than being concerned only with beauty and pleasure, art was ‘the disclosure of the being of beings’. Art...

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Authenticity

in Existentialism

October 2006; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 5909 words.

‘Authenticity’ considers how to live a ‘free’ life. Authenticity comes from owning up to our self-defining choices and transcending one's situation to make something of oneself. To deny...

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Becoming an individual

Thomas Flynn.

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

October 2006; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 6363 words.

‘Becoming an individual’ looks at the influence of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche on existentialism's approach to the individual. Kierkegaard described three stages for the individual: the...

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