Unambiguous calling? Ethics and authenticity in Heidegger's being and time

Staehler, Tanja (2008) Unambiguous calling? Ethics and authenticity in Heidegger's being and time. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 39 (3). pp. 293-313. ISSN 0007-1773

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Abstract

In "Unambiguous Calling? Authenticity and Ethics in Heidegger's Being and Time", Tanja Staeler revisits the concept of authenticity in order to investigate several assumptions often taken for granted in secondary literature. She argues that the distinction between authenticity and inauthenticity should be read as a methodological and, more precisely, phenomenological distinction. Showing that authenticity cannot really be understood as a state one can be in, she argues that talk of a 'transition' to authenticity is, at best, unhelpful. Her argument, consequently, moves to the notion of the 'call of conscience' in order to investigate the ethical implications of the notion of authenticity. She justifies the unambiguous character of the 'call of conscience' with the help of Lévinas' thought.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Depositing User: Tanja Staehler
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:48
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 07:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28248

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