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Foundations of Science

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 261–264 | Cite as

Heidegger on Verfallenheit

  • Babette BabichEmail author
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Abstract

The question of Heidegger’s reflections on technology is explored in terms of ‘living with’ technology and including the socio-theoretical (Edinburgh) notion of ‘entanglement’ towards a review of Heidegger’s understanding of technology and media, including the entertainment industry and modern digital life. I explore Heidegger’s reflections on Gelassenheit by way of the Japanese aesthetic conception of life and of art as wabi-sabi understood with respect to Heidegger’s Gelassenheit as the art of Verfallenheit.

Keywords

Heidegger Technology Gelassenheit Calculative thinking Entanglement wabi-sabi 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fordham UniversityNew YorkUSA

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