Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Deep RhetoricPhilosophy, Reason, Violence, Justice, Wisdom$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

James Crosswhite

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226016344

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226016511.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use (for details see www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 January 2019

Beyond Heidegger: False Trails and Re-readings

Beyond Heidegger: False Trails and Re-readings

(p.225) Six Beyond Heidegger: False Trails and Re-readings
Deep Rhetoric

James Crosswhite

University of Chicago Press

This chapter shows the essential weaknesses in the Heideggerian project, making the encounter with Heidegger also a critique of him and his work. His radical isolation of Dasein in its individual authenticity neglects the sociality of authenticity. His diminishment of logos throughout is also an exaggeration that obscures the inevitable need for logos in all transcendence. Heidegger’s attempt to move beyond the limitations of his accomplishments of the 1920s and the Dasein-analysis project and to think being directly exposes him to the charge of irrationalism. His failures, however, are instructive and capable of giving direction because they map the misleading trails one faces on this difficult philosophical ground. Heidegger’s errors are indicative of the dangers any philosophical project will encounter on this terrain. If a deep rhetoric is a rapprochement with, as well as a rejoinder to, philosophy, it will have to test its capability in negotiating these same dangers.

Keywords:   individual authenticity, sociality, Heideggerian project, Dasein, logos, transcendence

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.