Heidegger on Being Uncanny

2015.07.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Katherine Withy, Heidegger on Being Uncanny, Harvard University Press, 2015, 250pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674416703.
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2015.07.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Katherine Withy, Heidegger on Being Uncanny, Harvard University Press, 2015, 250pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674416703. Reviewed by Raoni Padui, St. John's College, Santa Fe Is the notion of the uncanny (Unheimlich) an occasional and perhaps peripheral concept in Heidegger's work? Most of us who have read some Heidegger know that it plays a central role in the analysis of Angst in Being and Time but on the surface may appear to subside as a central theme in his analysis of the kind of being particular to the human being, that is, Dasein. Katherine Withy goes against this commonplace belief, arguing instead that "Each time he takes it up, it becomes more central to his account of human being" (11). Her book not only offers a systematic interpretation of many of the central passages on the uncanny in Heidegger but also argues for its paradigmatic importance in Heidegger's account of human existence. She. . .

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