Synopses & Reviews
An essential consideration of these two closely related and influential figures. Michel Foucault and Martin Heidegger are two of the most important intellectual figures of the twentieth century, and yet there are significant, largely unexplored questions about the relationship between their projects. Foucault and Heidegger stages a crucial critical encounter between these two thinkers; in doing so, it clarifies not only the complexities of the Heidegger-Foucault relationship, but also their relevance to questions about truth and nihilism, acquiescence and resistance, and technology and agency that are central to debates in contemporary thought. These essays examine topics ranging from Heidegger's and Foucault's intellectual forebears to their respective understanding of the Enlightenment, modernity, and technology, to their conceptions of power and the political.
Table of Contents
Toward a Foucault/Heidegger Auseinandersetzung / Alan Milchman, Alan Rosenberg -- "Being and power" revisited / Hubert L. Dreyfus -- Heidegger and Foucault: escaping technological nihilism / Jana Sawicki -- Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Foucault: nihilism and beyond / Steven V. Hicks -- Subjecting Dasein / Ladelle McWhorter -- Foucault and Heidegger on Kant and finitude / Bâeatrice Han -- Epistemes and the history of being / Michael Schwartz -- Reading genealogy as historical ontology / Stuart Elden -- The ethics and politics of narrative: Heidegger + Foucault / Leslie Paul Thiele -- Heidegger, Foucault, and the "empire of the gaze": thinking the territorialization of knowledge / William V. Spanos -- Heidegger, Foucault, and the askeses of self-transformation / Edith Wyschogrod -- From Foucault to Heidegger: a one-way ticket? / Rudi Visker -- Lightness of mind and density in the thought of Heidegger and Foucault / Charles E. Scott.