Towards an Epistemology of Ruptures: The Case of Heidegger and Foucault

2015.01.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Arun Iyer, Towards an Epistemology of Ruptures: The Case of Heidegger and Foucault, Bloomsbury, 2014, 219pp, $120.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.01.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Arun Iyer, Towards an Epistemology of Ruptures: The Case of Heidegger and Foucault, Bloomsbury, 2014, 219pp, $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781441137678. Reviewed by H.A. Nethery IV, Florida Southern College Arun Iyer's remarkable text would be useful for anyone, scholar or novice, interested in Martin Heidegger and Michel Foucault, contemporary epistemology, historiography, philosophy of science, and the dialogue between analytic and continental philosophy. That it speaks to so many different areas is due to its subject matter: thinking. Iyer's goal is to use the work of Heidegger and Foucault to show us the possibility of thinking differently than we do now, i.e., the possibility of forms of thinking other than causal-inferential, representational, or logical thinking. Iyer deftly brings the work of these two philosophers into contact with traditional epistemology, history, and science throughout the text, showing. . .

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