Heidegger, Art, and Postmodernity

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Heidegger, Art, and Postmodernity

By Iain D. Thomson

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Heidegger, Art, and Postmodernity offers a radical new interpretation of Heidegger's later philosophy, developing his argument that art can help lead humanity beyond the nihilistic ontotheology of the modern age. Providing pathbreaking readings of Heidegger's 'The Origin of the Work of Art' and his notoriously difficult Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning), this book explains precisely what postmodernity meant for Heidegger, the greatest philosophical critic of modernity, and what it could still mean for us today. Exploring these issues, Iain D. Thomson examines several postmodern works of art, including music, literature, painting and even comic books, from a post-Heideggerian perspective. Clearly written and accessible, this book will help readers gain a deeper understanding of Heidegger and his relation to postmodern theory, popular culture and art.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> History & Surveys

Heidegger, Art, and Postmodernity
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/29/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139063596
ISBN 13: 9781139063593
Print ISBN: 9781107001503

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