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Heidegger and Hegel: The Time of Life & The Time of Life-Philosophy

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Farin, Ingo, Heidegger and Hegel: The Time of Life & The Time of Life-Philosophy, Parrhesia, (15) pp. 24-34. ISSN 1834-3287 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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In this paper I analyze Hegelís concept of life in the Phenomenology of Spirit and Heideggerís critical comments regarding this concept of life in his 1930/31 Lecture Course on Hegelís Phenomenology of Spirit. I claim that Heidegger's lecture course shows his continued fascination with life, despite his official distance to Dilthey and the then contemporary life-philosophy. I argue that one of the fundamental tenets of life-philosophy, the opposition of "life" to "reason," still motivates Heideggerís critique of Hegelís supposedly logocentric concept of life. I begin the paper with a brief review of Heideggerís life-philosophical starting point after World War One (Section I)and, drawing on Hans Jonas, suggest some meta-reflections on the reasons behind the renewed interest in "life" in the last decades of the nineteenth and the first decades of the twentieth century (section II). After a sketch of Hegelís concept of life in the Phenomenology of Spirit (Section III), I then turn to Heideggerís interpretation of Hegelís Phenomenology of Spirit in 1930/31 (Section IV), in particular Hegelís conception of the correlation of life and time.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Metaphysics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Farin, Ingo (Dr Ingo Farin)
ID Code:81584
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2012-12-17
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