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Heidegger's Style: On Philosophical Anthropology and Aesthetics

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2019.10.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Markus Weidler, Heidegger's Style: On Philosophical Anthropology and Aesthetics, Bloomsbury, 2018, 269pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350083394. Reviewed by Krzysztof Ziarek, University at Buffalo Limiting himself to a select number of texts, Markus Weidler sets out in this book to examine two aspects of Heidegger's work: the critique of philosophical anthropology and aesthetics, or more precisely, the working of art, and to do so against the backdrop of the historical context, reaching back to the end of the 18th century. The lynchpin connecting those two parts is his claim about the crucial role of Heidegger's "style," though what Weidler means by "style" would perhaps be more adequately described as a number of rhetorical moves characteristic of Heidegger's stylistic ingenuity in the texts under discussion. Weidler's thesis concerns Heidegger's unique way of "crafting a novel genre of philosophical writing. Such writing is placed in the service of an... Read More

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