Natality and Finitude
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BeschreibungPhilosophers are accustomed to thinking about human existence as finiteand deathbound. Anne O'Byrne focuses instead on birth as a way to make sense ofbeing alive. Building on the work of Heidegger, Dilthey, Arendt, and Nancy, O'Byrnediscusses how the world becomes ours and how meaning emerges from our relations togenerations past and to come. Themes such as creation, time, inheritance, birth andaction, embodiment, biological determinism, and cloning anchor this sensitive andpowerful analysis. O'Byrne's thinking advances and deepens important discussions atthe intersections of feminism, continental philosophy, philosophy of religion, andsocial and political thought.
InhaltsverzeichnisAcknowledgments; List of Abbreviations 1. Introduction: Sophocles' Wisdom; 2. Historicity and the Metaphysics of Existence: Heidegger; 3. Generating Life, Generating Meaning: Dilthey; 4. Philosophy and Action: Arendt; 5. On the Threshold of Finitude: Nancy; Afterword: What Would the Clone Make of Us? Notes; Bibliography; Index
PortraitAnne O Byrne is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University."
Pressestimmen"An extraordinary book, beautifully written, well argued." Peg Birmingham, DePaul University
Untertitel: 'Studies in Continental Thought'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2010
Seitenanzahl: 202 Seiten