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Self-sacrifice in Heidegger

Mautner, Thomas


Heidegger's treatment of self-sacrifice has suffered neglect. In this paper, it is critically analysed and found wanting, and it is argued that for a proper understanding its historical location must be taken into account. The way he treats self-sacrifice presents a particular instance of many recurrent features in his thinking. Some of these can be better understood by reference to the kinship with certain forms of religious thought. In particular, the absence of a moral dimension has a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophia: philosophical quarterly of Israel
DOI: 10.1007/s11406-009-9211-7


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