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Summoning the courage for philosophising: a new reading of Heidegger's the fundamental concepts of metaphysics

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This thesis provides an original reading of Heidegger's 1929-30 lecture course The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics. Currently, the notoriety of FCM stems from controversy surrounding its description of human beings as 'world-forming,' and of animals as comparatively 'poor in world.' These propositions are interpreted within the secondary literature as a reinforcement of ontotheological and humanistic metaphysics. However, this standard interpretation misses the more complex an...

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Faculty of Philosophy

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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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