Broken Hegemonies

Broken Hegemonies

Description

.."". a book of striking originality and depth, a brilliant and quite new interpretation of the nature and history of philosophy."" --John Sallis

In Broken Hegemonies, the late distinguished philosopher Reiner Schurmann offers a radical rethinking of the history of Western philosophy from the Greeks through Heidegger. Schurmann interprets the history of Western thought and action as a series of eras governed by the rise and fall of certain dominating philosophical ideas that contained the seeds of their own destruction. These eras coincided with their dominant languages: Greek, Latin, and vernacular tongues. Analyzing philosophical texts from Parmenides, Plotinus, and Cicero, through Augustine, Meister Eckhardt, and Kant, to Heidegger, Schurmann traces the arguments by which these ideas gained hegemony and by which their credibility was ultimately demolished. Recognizing the failure of ultimate norms, Broken Hegemonies questions how humanity today is to think and act in the absence of principles.


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Details

Author(s)
Reiner Schurmann, Reginald Lilly
Format
Hardback | 712 pages
Dimensions
157 x 247 x 43mm | 1,115.84g
Publication date
01 Nov 2003
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Publication City/Country
Bloomington, IN, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
1 b&w photos, 1 index
ISBN10
0253341442
ISBN13
9780253341440