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Unframing existence: an ethical and theological appropriation of Heidegger's critique of modernity

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This thesis argues that Heidegger’s thought offers crucial insights into the structural challenges that modernity poses to being an ethical and religious person. I argue that these difficulties come down to an instrumentalist conception of truth, a denial or repression of finitude as the condition of meaningfulness, and a philosophical anthropology that is both too subjectivistic and too objectivistic. Yet while Heidegger was good on the diagnosis, he was reluctant to give more than digres...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - Theology Faculty
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Zohar Atkins
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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