Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality

From Conventionalism to Social Authenticity

Heidegger’s Anyone and Contemporary Social Theory

Editors: Schmid, Hans Bernhard, Thonhauser, Gerhard (Eds.)

  • Opens Heideggers concepts of human existence and authenticity for discussion and application in social theory and changeContextualizes Heideggers theories within the works of other major philosophers
  • Presents original ideas on the social applications of the works of Martin Heidegger from several leading scholars and experts
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This edited volume offers a new approach to understanding social conventions by way of Martin Heidegger. It connects the philosopher's conceptions of the anyone, everydayness, and authenticity with an analysis and critique of social normativity. Heidegger’s account of the anyone is ambiguous. Some see it as a good description of human sociality, others think of it as an important critique of modern mass society. This volume seeks to understand this ambiguity as reflecting the tension between the constitutive function of conventions for human action and the critical aspects of conformism. It argues that Heidegger’s anyone should neither be reduced to its pejorative nor its constitutive dimension. Rather, the concept could show how power and norms function.

This volume would be of interest to scholars and students of philosophy and the social sciences who wish to investigate the social applications of the works of Martin Heidegger.

About the authors

Hans Bernhard Schmid is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. He received his PhD (1998) and Habilitation (2005) from the University of Basel. His main research interests are Philosophy of Social Science, Social Ontology, Action Theory, Social and Sociological Theory, History of Philosophy (esp. Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy). He is the author of Subjekt, System, Diskurs: Edmund Husserls Begriff transzendentaler Subjektivität in sozialtheoretischen Bezügen (2000), Wir-Intentionalität: Kritik des ontologischen Individualismus und Rekonstruktion der Gemeinschaft (2005), Plural Action (2009), and Moralische Integrität: Kritik eines Konstrukts (2011).
Gerhard Thonhauser studied philosophy and political science at the University of Vienna and Copenhagen University. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Vienna in 2015. He was the recipient of a DOC-fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2011-2012. His main research interests are Phenomenology, Existential Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Social Ontology. He is the author of Über das Konzept der Zeitlichkeit bei Søren Kierkegaard mit ständigem Hinblick auf Martin Heidegger (2011) and Ein rätselhaftes Zeichen. Zum Verhältnis von Martin Heidegger und Søren Kierkegaard (2016), and the editor of Perspektiven mit Heidegger (2017).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Thonhauser, Gerhard

    Pages 1-5

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  • Who is the Self of Everyday Existence?

    Wrathall, Mark A.

    Pages 9-28

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  • Das Man and Everydayness: A New Interpretation

    Knowles, Charlotte

    Pages 29-52

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  • Heidegger’s Underdeveloped Conception of the Undistinguishedness (Indifferenz) of Everyday Human Existence

    Koo, Jo-Jo

    Pages 53-78

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  • Unobtrusive Governance: Heidegger and Foucault on the Sources of Social Normativity

    Beinsteiner, Andreas

    Pages 79-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Conventionalism to Social Authenticity
Book Subtitle
Heidegger’s Anyone and Contemporary Social Theory
Editors
  • Hans Bernhard Schmid
  • Gerhard Thonhauser
Series Title
Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56865-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56865-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56864-5
Series ISSN
2542-9094
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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