By Alan Milchman, Alan Rosenberg
Michel Foucault and Martin Heidegger are of an important highbrow figures of the 20th century, and but there are major, mostly unexplored questions about the connection among their initiatives. Foucault and Heidegger levels a vital severe come upon among those thinkers; in doing so, it clarifies not just the complexities of the Heidegger-Foucault courting, but additionally their relevance to questions on fact and nihilism, acquiescence and resistance, and expertise and enterprise which are primary to debates in modern idea. those essays study subject matters starting from Heidegger's and Foucault's highbrow forebears to their respective realizing of the Enlightenment, modernity, and know-how, to their conceptions of strength and the political. members: Hubert L. Dreyfus, U of California, Berkeley; Stuart Elden, U of Warwick, united kingdom; B?atrice Han, U of Essex, united kingdom; Steven V. Hicks, CUNY; Ladelle McWhorter, U of Richmond; Jana Sawicki, Williams collage; Michael Schwartz, Augusta kingdom U; Charles E. Scott, Pennsylvania nation U; William V. Spanos, Binghamton U; Leslie Paul Thiele, U of Florida; Rudi Visker, Institute of Philosophy, Belgium; Edith Wyschogrod, Rice U. Alan Milchman is lecturer in political technology and Alan Rosenberg is affiliate professor of philosophy, either at Queens collage, urban college of recent York.
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