Heidegger and the Problem of Consciousness

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Indiana University Press, Jul 6, 2018 - Philosophy - 168 pages

Nancy J. Holland turns to the thought of Martin Heidegger to help understand an age-old philosophical question: Is there a split between the body and the mind? Arguing against philosophical positions that define human consciousness as an overarching phenomenon or reduce it to the brain or physicality, Holland contends that consciousness is relational and it is this relationship that allows us to inhabit and negotiate in the world. Holland forwards a complex and nuanced reading of Heidegger as she focuses on consciousness, being, and what might constitute the animal or, more broadly, other-than-human world. Holland engages with the depth and breadth of Heidegger’s work as she opens space for a discussion about the uniqueness of human consciousness.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
The Problem of Consciousness
The Earliest Vision
Truth Being and Mind
The Kehre
The Essence of Truth
The Later Heidegger
Reading Heidegger After Heidegger
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About the author (2018)

Nancy J. Holland is Hanna Professor of Philosophy at Hamline University. She is author of Ontological Humility: Lord Voldemort and the Philosophers.

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