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DisappointmentToward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding$
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Jarrett Zigon

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823278237

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823278237.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Disappointment
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Jarrett Zigon

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823278237.003.0001

In addition to introducing the aim, argument, and approach of the book, the introduction also includes a lengthy discussion of what Heidegger calls “the modern form of ontology,” i.e., metaphysical humanism, which is linked to both contemporary academic analysis and political practices. In doing so, the link between ontology, politics, and ethics is made, which frames the rest of the book.

Keywords:   ethics, Heidegger, metaphysical humanism, ontology, politics, political disappointment

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