A dog does not exist but merely lives. The question of animality in Heidegger's philosophy.

  • Autors
  • Firenze, Antonino
  • Autors UPF
  • FIRENZE ., ANTONINO;
  • Tipus
  • Articles de recerca
  • Títol revista
  • Philosophy today
  • Any de publicació
  • 2017
  • Volum
  • 61
  • Número
  • 1
  • Pàgines
  • 135-154
  • ISSN
  • 0031-8256
  • Estat de publicació
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • The objective of this paper is to critically revise the anthropocentric perspective that conditions the Heideggerian philosophy of animality. I shall criticize this theoretical assumption as shared by Heidegger in The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics: World, Finitude, Solitude (1929¿1930) and in some of Heidegger¿s later reflections on animality following the Kehre, such as the Letter on Humanism (1946) and the Zollikon Seminars (1959¿1969). Hence, the main issue I am raising here is that Heidegger¿s reflection on animality is revealed as a theoretical strategy aimed at exorcising the presence of the animal in the human and the presence of the natural-biological in the linguistic-spiritual. In my opinion, rather than outlining a withdrawal from the humanist perspective pertaining to metaphysics, Heidegger¿s philosophy marks its radicalisation in a hyper-humanist sense. Indeed, Heidegger reveals himself as being incapable of understanding the deep ontological nexus that unites animality and humanity.
  • Citació completa
  • Firenze, Antonino. A dog does not exist but merely lives. The question of animality in Heidegger's philosophy. . Philosophy today 2017; 61(1): 135-154.
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