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Heidegger and the Measure of Truth
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Heidegger and the Measure of Truth

Denis McManus

Abstract

Heidegger's early ‘fundamental ontology’ offers a vision of our subjectivity and of the world we inhabit that can appear to be simply truer to life. It allows us to understand the creature that thinks as also one which acts, moves, even touches the world around it — a creature at home in the same ordinary world in which we too live our lives when outside of the philosophical closet. It also promises to free us from seemingly intractable philosophical problems, such as scepticism about the external world. But many of the concepts central to that vision are elusive; and some of the most widely a ... More

Keywords: Heidegger, truth, subjectivity, science, scepticism, idealism, authenticity, metaphilosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199694877
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694877.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Denis McManus, author
University of Southampton

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