Buy New
$54.52
Qty:1
  • List Price: $59.00
  • Save: $4.48 (8%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Trade in your item
Get a $1.40
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

What is a Human Being?: A Heideggerian View (Modern European Philosophy) Paperback – July 28, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0521479370 ISBN-10: 0521479371

Buy New
Price: $54.52
17 New from $42.50 15 Used from $32.99
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$54.52
$42.50 $32.99
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Series: Modern European Philosophy
  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 28, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521479371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521479370
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,895,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"This book involves an admirable attempt to find a common ground with physicalist theories of human nature by phenomonological descriptions of knowing, feeling, and acting that dissolve mentalism. At the same time, it criticizes physicalist theories via a kind of transcendental argument since such theories overlook while presupposing the phenomenon of presence. Thus it draws well on the traditions of descriptive and transcendental phenomenology." Michael Barber, the Modern Schoolman

Book Description

Drawing on certain basic ideas of Heidegger, this text presents an alternative to the debate waged between dualists and materialists in the philosophy of mind. It involves changing the way we usually think about "mental" life and breaking down familiar contrasts between the "physical" and the "psychological."

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Louis Berger on May 19, 1999
Format: Paperback
A valuable and complex critique of basic assumptions that tacitly underlie standard psychological frameworks--the inside/outside distinction, "mind" as "containing" representations, etc. The critique is also extended to orthodox views of language and to widely accepted physicalist views on the mind-body problem. Less successful is his constructive proposal for alternative approaches. The critique, however, is invaluable on its own and will repay careful repeated reading and study. It is not an easy read, certainly not the first or second time through, but well worth an extended effort. I have lived with this book for some years now and continue to profit from revisiting it.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images