Heidegger, Work, and Being

Todd S. Mei

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    Abstract

    This book provides a novel interpretation of the Aristotelian understanding of work in light of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. In a world of changing work patterns and the global displacement of working lifestyles, the nature of human identity and work is put under great strain. Modern conceptions of work have been restricted to issues of utility and necessity, where aims and purposes of work are reducible to the satisfaction of immediate technical and economic needs. Left unaddressed is the larger narrative context in which humans naturally seek to understand a human contribution to and responsibility for themselves, others and being as a whole. What role does human work play in the development of the world itself? Is it merely a functional activity or does it have a metaphysical and ontological calling?
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherContinuum
    Number of pages177
    ISBN (Print)9781847063724
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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