Heidegger and the Ground of Ethics
A Study of Mitsein
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Heidegger and the Ground of Ethics by Frederick A. Olafson
Book DescriptionWritten by one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Heidegger, this book is an important statement about the basis of human sociability that is a major contribution to the continuing debates about Heidegger in particular, and ethics in general. Existential philosophy is often thought to promote moral nihilism in which everything is permitted. This book demonstrates that, in the case of Martin Heidegger, any such accusation is unjust. On the contrary, Heidegger thought seriously about the implications of human co-existence, and this book shows that conceptions of trust and responsibility that lie at the very heart of morality are to be found in the sketch of Mitsein - our being together with one another in the world - offered in Being and Time. That Heidegger never developed these conceptions may explain why they have been overlooked, but renders them no less important for that.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521638791
(228mm x 152mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frederick A. Olafson
Heidegger and the Ground of Ethics, Hardback (June 1998)
A major contribution to the debates about Heidegger and ethics.
What is a Human Being?, Paperback (July 1995)» View all books by Frederick A. Olafson
Olafson develops Heidegger's philosophy and yields a distinctive new alternative in the philosophy of mind.
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