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On being with others : Heidegger, Derrida, Wittgenstein
Glendinning, Simon, 1964-
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London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
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x, 173 pages ; 25 cm

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On Being With Others is an outstanding exploration of this key philosophical question. Simon Glendinning shows how traditional positions in the philosophy of mind can do little to rebuff the accusation that in fact we have little claim to have knowledge of minds other than our own.
On Being With Others sets out to refute this charge and disentangle many of the confusions in contemporary philosophy of mind and language that have led to such scepticism. Simon Glendinning explores why early attempts by J.L. Austin and Martin Heidegger to refute scepticism about other minds failed and argues that we must turn to Wittgenstein in order to build a solid theory of other minds. Drawing on the celebrated debate between John Searle and Jacques Derrida, Simon Glendinning establishes fascinating and important links between controversies in the philosophy of mind, language and epistemology.

Table of Contents

The Movement of Phenomenology
Chapter 1 The Inheritance of Phenomenology The Faces of Phenomenology
1 Outlook Inheriting Philosophy Modernism in Philosophy
2 Tradition
3 Theses
Thesis One No 'theses in philosophy'
Thesis Two 'Description, not explanation or analysis'
Thesis Three 'Re-look at the world without blinkers'
Thesis Four No view 'from the sideways perspective'
Thesis Five 'We must go back to the "things themselves"'
Chapter 2 Edmund Husserl and the Emergence of Phenomenology
The Miserable Beginner Phenomenology before Husserl Brentano and the Intentionality Doctrine Detour
Husserl's analysis of signs Brentano and the Cartesian Starting Point
The Beginning of the Cartesian Meditations
The Closing of the Cartesian Meditations
Chapter 3 Martin Heidegger and Phenomenology as Fundamental Ontology
The New Beginning Again
The Essence and End of Philosophy
The question that has today been forgotten
The Analytic of Dasein
The Inaugural Lecture
Chapter 4 Jean-Paul Sartre and Existential Phenomenology
The 'Has Been'
1 The Assault on Idealism
The Being of the Subject
The Being of Objects
Being and Nothingness
2 Existentialism and Ethics
The Making of Sartre
Mundig Man
Chapter 5 Maurice Merleau-Ponty and the Phenomenology of Perception
What we have been waiting for
The Foreswearing of Science
The Critique of Objective Thought
Towards the Incarnate Subject
A Genius for Ambiguity
Chapter 6 Emmanuel Levinas and the Phenomenology of the Other
Levinas's Writing
Totality and Infinity I The Gist of It
Totality and Infinity II Metaphysical Desire
Totality and Infinity III The Otherness of Things and of Others
Totality and Infinity IV Levinas Contra Heidegger and Contra Husserl
Totally and Finally Finished
Chapter 7 Jacques Derrida and the Limits of Phenomenology
The Excluded Favourite
A Preface to What Remains to Come
Situating the Linguistic Turn
Generalising Writing
Deconstructing Logocentrism
The Limit of Phenomenology
The Other Animal
Modernism and Nomadism