Mapping the Present: Heidegger, Foucault and the Project of by Stuart Elden

By Stuart Elden

In a overdue interview, Foucault, recommended that Heidegger used to be for him the "essential philosopher." Taking this declare heavily, Mapping the current assesses the connection among those thinkers, quite at the factor of area and background. It means that house and background must be rethought, and mixed as a spatial historical past, instead of as a heritage of area. In different phrases, area may still develop into no longer simply an item of study, yet a device of analysis.The first 1/2 the booklet concentrates on Heidegger: from the early occlusion of house, during the politically charged readings of Nietzsche and Holderlin, to the later paintings on paintings, expertise and the polis which accord equivalent prestige to problems with spatiality. Foucault's paintings is then rethought within the gentle of the research of Heidegger, and the venture of a spatial background validated via re-readings of his works on insanity and discipline..

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