Home and Homelessness: Heidegger and Levinas on Dwelling

Pieter Tijmes

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses some cultural implications of technology for the place where we live. Two opposed thinkers, Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Lévinas, give an account of the cultural impact of technology and articulate the meaning of the place we live in. The paper proposes a systematic point of view that might take their contradictory positions into account. Helmuth Plessner can serve as mediator with his theory of eccentricity. First, I turn to Ernst Juenger who frames the fundamental issue of modern technology ushering in a revolutionary period of history. Juenger's work is important to consider since his influence on Heidegger is large and not well
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)201-213
    Number of pages13
    JournalWorldviews
    Volume2
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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