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Author Oberst, Achim L.
Title Heidegger on language and death : the intrinsic connection in human existence / Joachim L. Oberst.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, [2009]
©2009

Series Continuum studies in Continental philosophy
Continuum studies in continental philosophy.
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Death.
Description 1 online resource (228 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Martin Heidegger was one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. His analysis of human existence proves an inexhaustible ground for thinkers of all backgrounds who seek answers for their specific questions left open or opened up by our times. This book explores the intrinsic connection between two fundamentally human traits, language and death. Heidegger addresses each of these traits in depth, without ever explicitly outlining their relationship in a separate theory. However, in a close examination of Heidegger's magnum opus, Being and Time, Joachim L. Oberst uncovers a connection in three basic steps. Ultimately the author argues that the human invention of language is motivated by the drive towards immortality - language emerges from the experience of mortality as a response to it. This is a refreshing look at one of the most challenging and influential philosophers of our times.
Contents 1 Introduction: Death's Impact on Existence is Language -- 2 Religious-Philosophical Implications of Heidegger's Concept of Death: Traces of Paul and Bultmann in Heidegger -- Part Two: Origin, Evolution and Motivation of Language -- 3 Heidegger on the Origin of Language in Being and Time -- 4 The Legacy of Herder in Heidegger's Language Origin Theory: How Heidegger Ontologized Herder -- 5 The Birth of Language as Language of Death: Death as the Birthplace of Language -- Part Three: Hegel, Benjamin and the Case for Heidegger's Linguistic Ontology -- 6 The (Linguistic) Awakening of Spirit in the Presence of Death: A Heideggerian Reading of Hegel's Conception of Language -- 7 Walter Benjamin: An Unacknowledged Predecessor of Martin Heidegger -- 8 Heidegger's Parmenides: The Journey to Truth as the Emergence of Language into Immortality.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441189721 (electronic bk.)
1441189726 (electronic bk.)
9780826498663
0826498663
OCLC # 741687201
Additional Format Print version: Oberst, Achim L. Heidegger on language and death. London ; New York : Continuum, ©2009 9780826498663 (DLC) 2008051278 (OCoLC)276930460