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"Writing in a lively and refreshingly clear American English, Zimmerman provides an uncompromisingly honest and judicious account... of Heidegger's views on technology and his involvement with National Socialism.... One of the most important books on Heidegger in recent years." -- John D. Caputo

"... superb... " -- Thomas Sheehan, The New York Review of Books

"... thorough and complex... " -- Choice

"... excellent guide to Heidegger as eco-philosopher." -- Radical Philosophy

"... engrossing, rich in substance... makes clear Heidegger's importance for the issue of technology, ethics, and politics." -- Religious Studies Review

The relation between Martin Heidegger's understanding of technology and his affiliation with and conception of National Socialism is the leading idea of this fascinating and revealing book. Zimmerman shows that the key to the relation between Heidegger's philosophy and his politics was his concern with the nature of working and production.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
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  1. Editor’s Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxii
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xxiii-xxvii
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  1. Division One Heidegger and the Politics of Productionist Metaphysics: The Longing for a New World of Work
  2. p. 1
  1. Chapter 1: Germany’s Confrontation with Modernity
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. Chapter 2: Political Aspects of Heidegger’s Early Critique of Modern Technology
  2. pp. 17-33
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  1. Chapter 3: Heidegger, National Socialism, and Modern Technology
  2. pp. 34-45
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  1. Chapter 4: J
  2. pp. 46-65
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  1. Chapter 5: Heidegger’s Appropriation of Jünger’s Thought, 1933–34
  2. pp. 66-76
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  1. Chapter 6: Jünger’s Thought in Heidegger’s Mature Concept of Technology
  2. pp. 77-93
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  1. Chapter 7: National Socialism, Nietzsche, and the Work of Art
  2. pp. 94-112
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  1. Chapter 8: H
  2. pp. 113-133
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  1. Division Two Heidegger’s Critique of Productionist Metaphysics
  2. p. 135
  1. Chapter 9: Equipment, Work, World, and Being
  2. pp. 137-149
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  1. Chapter 10: Being and Time: Penultimate Stage of Productionist Metaphysics?
  2. pp. 150-165
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  1. Chapter 11: The History of Productionist Metaphysics
  2. pp. 166-190
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  1. Chapter 12: Production Cycles of the “Laboring Animal”: A Manifestation of the Will to Will
  2. pp. 191-204
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  1. Chapter 13: How Modern Technology Transforms the Everyday World—and Points to a New One
  2. pp. 205-221
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  1. Chapter 14: Authentic Production: Techne as the Art of Ontological Disclosure
  2. pp. 222-247
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  1. Conclusion: Critical Reflections on Heidegger’s Concept of Modern Technology
  2. pp. 248-274
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 275-298
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-306
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