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Cura et Casus: Heidegger and Augustine on the Care of the Self

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Cura et Casus: Heidegger and Augustine on the Care of the Self

Fritsch, Matthias (2006) Cura et Casus: Heidegger and Augustine on the Care of the Self. In: The Influence of Augustine on Heidegger: The Emergence of an Augustinian Phenomenology. Edwin Mellen Press, New York, pp. 89-113. ISBN 9780773456891

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Abstract

In the context of the much-debated 'return of religion', this paper argues that Heidegger’s concept of responsibility for oneself, including the idea of fallenness, owes itself chiefly to Augustine and his discussion of sin and temptation. The crucial difference is that Heidegger conceives the process of an agent’s singularization as taking place in confrontation with one’s dying, the dying that opens up possibilities for an agent, rather than with the personal loving god of Augustine’s Confessions.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy
Item Type:Book Section
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Fritsch, Matthias
Date:2006
ID Code:6807
Deposited By:MATTHIAS FRITSCH
Deposited On:19 Aug 2010 10:24
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 18:02
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