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Heidegger on Ontotheology : Technology and the Politics of Education


reviewed by Michael A. Peters 2006

coverTitle: Heidegger on Ontotheology : Technology and the Politics of Education
Author(s): Iain Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 052161659X , Pages: 224, Year: 2005
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Heidegger is not well understood or even discussed in circles of educational philosophy and theory which is a great pity given the fact that as one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century he influenced generations of thinkers, including his students, Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Marcuse1 (and therefore philosophy of technology, environment, and politics) as well as leading contemporary philosophical personalities such as Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Dreyfus and Rorty.  This text, however, is more oriented to Heidegger readers and largely the U. S. Heidegger scholarship community (with some exceptions) that has grown up around Bert Dreyfus, Alexander Nehamas, Hans Sluga, Ted Schatzki, Charlie Guignon, Jeff Malpas, and Julian Young, among others. It is, therefore, a book that makes no concessions to the educational community per se, and it does not attempt to latch on to existing literatures in educational philosophy and theory; rather it squarely... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 5, 2006, p. 907-911
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12169, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 10:52:23 AM

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  • Michael Peters
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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    MICHAEL A PETERS is Professor of Education at UIUC, appointed 2005 on an Excellence Faculty Hire Program. He was Professor of Education and Research Professor at the University of Glasgow (2000-05) where he remains Visiting Professor. He has recent interests in philosophy of education and social theory and is the editor of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory, as well as two ejournals, Policy Futures in Education, and E-Learning.
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