The Thought of Death and the Memory of War

2014.05.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marc Crépon, The Thought of Death and the Memory of War, Michael Loriaux (tr.), University of Minnesota Press, 2013,
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2014.05.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marc Crépon, The Thought of Death and the Memory of War, Michael Loriaux (tr.), University of Minnesota Press, 2013, 165pp., $22.50 (pbk), ISBN 9780816680061. Reviewed by Dawne McCance, St. John's College, University of Manitoba In his Foreword to Marc Crépon’s book, Rodolphe Gasché suggests that what it offers, above all, is a new history of the segment of continental philosophical thought that, in the wake of the violence of two world wars, was determined by a critical debate between French and German thinkers over Martin Heidegger's thought on death. In a moment of post-war disillusionment, when philosophical thought itself, along with the possibility of living together at all, were put "radically into question" (ix), participants in the debate responded with some urgency to Heidegger's notion of Being-toward-death. As Gasché is careful to point. . .

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