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"In this stunning philosophical accomplishment, McCumber sheds important new light on the history of substance metaphysics and Heidegger's challenge to metaphysical thinking...Well-documented, brilliant, definitely a major contribution to philosophy!" -Choice In this compelling work, John McCumber unfolds a history of Western metaphysics that is also a history of the legitimation of oppression. That is, until Heidegger. But Heidegger himself did not see how his conception of metaphysics opened doors to challenge the domination encoded in structures and institutions-such as slavery, colonialism, and marriage-that in the past have given order to the Western world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253213167
ISBN-10: 0253213169
Format: Paperback
(5969mm x 3963mm x 26mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John McCumber

John McCumber is Professor of German at Northwestern University. He is author of Poetic Interaction: Language, Freedom, Reason and The Company of Words: Hegel, Language, and Systematic Philosophy.

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