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Contributions To Phenomenology

Toward a Phenomenology of Addiction: Embodiment, Technology, Transcendence

Authors: Schalow, Frank

  • Applies the phenomenological method to show how technology transforms our culture of immediate gratificationTakes a philosophical approach to a personal and social crisis
  • Provides a unique inroad to understanding and appropriating Heidegger’s thinking
  • Is written for an interdisciplinary audience in psychiatry, phenomenological psychology, and health-care
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About this book

This book addresses an epidemic that has developed on a global scale, and, which under the heading of “addiction,” presents a new narrative about the travails of the human predicament. The book introduces phenomenological motifs, such as desire, embodiment, and temporality, to uncover the existential roots of addiction, and develops Martin Heidegger’s insights into technology to uncover the challenge of becoming a self within the impulsiveness and depersonalization of our digital age. 

By charting a new path of philosophical inquiry, the book allows a pervasive, cultural phenomenon, ordinarily reserved to psychology, to speak as a referendum about the danger which technology poses to us on a daily basis. In this regard, addiction ceases to be merely a clinical malady, and instead becomes a “signpost” to exposing a hidden danger posed by the assimilation of our culture within a technological framework.

About the authors

Frank Schalow is Professor of Philosophy and University Research Professor at the University of New Orleans. He is the author of Heidegger and the Quest for the Sacred (Springer, 2001), and editor of Heidegger, Translation, and the Task of Thinking:  Essays in Honor of Parvis Emad (Springer, 2011).  Frank Schalow serves as co-editor of the international journal Heidegger Studies; in April, 2015, he received the “Excellence in Research Award” by the University Honors Program of the University of New Orleans.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Seeking a Philosophical Perspective

    Schalow, Frank

    Pages 3-23

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  • Everydayness and the “Norm” of Addictive Practices

    Schalow, Frank

    Pages 25-45

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  • The Phenomenon of the Body and the “Hook” of Addiction

    Schalow, Frank

    Pages 47-68

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  • Confronting the Forces of Self-Deception

    Schalow, Frank

    Pages 69-87

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  • Technology and the Rise of the Artifice

    Schalow, Frank

    Pages 89-113

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66942-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 10, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66941-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward a Phenomenology of Addiction: Embodiment, Technology, Transcendence
Authors
Series Title
Contributions To Phenomenology
Series Volume
93
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66942-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66942-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66941-0
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 191
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