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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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Being

Michael Inwood.

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy; 20th-Century Philosophy. 1991 words.

‘Being’ describes the importance that Heidegger ascribed to considering the nature of an object, or its Being, before addressing knowledge of it. Whereas other philosophers, including...

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Being

Michael Inwood.

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 2109 words.

‘Being’ describes the importance that Heidegger ascribed to considering the nature of an object, or its being, before addressing knowledge of it. Whereas other philosophers treated all...

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A chastened individualism? Existentialism and social thought

in Existentialism

October 2006; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 6445 words.

‘A chastened individualism? Existentialism and social thought‘ surveys the development of social responsibility in existentialist thought. Previous proponents of ‘authenticity’ like...

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Conclusion

in Kierkegaard

February 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 1285 words.

Kierkegaard's thought offered challenge to various intellectual tendencies of his age, especially those that aimed to reduce the doctrinal aspects of Christianity to terms that made it...

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Creatures of difference

in Poststructuralism

August 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 5826 words.

Dialogue is possible through language, but only if we use it appropriately, subscribing to the meanings already given in the language that always precedes our familiarity with it....

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Crime and punishment

Gary Gutting.

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

September 2019; p ublished online September 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; 20th-Century Philosophy. 3167 words.

‘Crime and punishment’ describes Foucault’s views on contemporary ideas on crime, punishment, and discipline and looks at his suggestions for alternative ways of thinking. Foucault...

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Crime and punishment

Gary Gutting.

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

March 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; 20th-Century Philosophy. 3184 words.

What was Foucault's view on punishment? He discusses modern punishment's demands of an inner transformation, a conversion of the heart. Is this modern control of the soul a means to a more...

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Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Eric Bronner.

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Book. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 144 pages.

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction explores the concepts and themes that distinguished critical theory from its more traditional philosophical competitors. Critical...

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Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Eric Bronner.

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 144 pages.

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction explores the concepts and themes that distinguished critical theory from its more traditional philosophical competitors. Critical...

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Critical theory and modernism

Stephen Eric Bronner.

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 2131 words.

The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the birth of an international avant-garde that focused upon alienation, standardization, and the liberation of the individual from constrictive...

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