Politischer Existentialismus 978-3-16-147902-1 - Mohr Siebeck
Philosophy

Michael Großheim

Politischer Existentialismus

Subjektivität zwischen Entfremdung und Engagement

[Political Existentialism. Subjectivity between Alienation and Engagement. By Michael Großheim.]

2002. IX, 534 pages.

Philosophische Untersuchungen 9

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The attitude of amoral self-commitment, which in the current discussion is attributed solely to Islam, must be put into a larger context. Michael Großheim describes the philosophical roots of political existentialism, this »eerie, sinister, frightening world of absolute unselfishness« (Hannah Arendt) by analyzing texts and ideas of Friedrich Schlegel's concept of »self-destruction,« Hegel's thoughts on the »abstraction from oneself« and Gudrun Ensslin's »holy self-fulfillment.«
The attitude of amoral self-commitment, which in the current discussion is attributed solely to Islam, must be put into a larger context. In the form of political existentialism, this recent cause of disconcertment and helplessness is part of our own culture, a part which can look back on a two hundred-year tradition. Michael Großheim describes the philosophical roots of this »eerie, sinister, frightening world of absolute unselfishness« (Hannah Arendt) by analyzing texts and ideas of Friedrich Schlegel's concept of »self-destruction,« Hegel's thoughts on the »abstraction from onself« and Gudrun Ensslin's »holy self-fulfillment.«
Authors/Editors

Michael Großheim Geboren 1962; 1993 Promotion; 2000 Habilitation; derzeit Vertreter einer Professur für Philosophie an der Universität Rostock.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Journal Phänomenologie — Jg.21 (2004), S.93ff (Matthias Schöning)
In: Deutsche Zeitschrift f. Philosophie — 55 (2007), S. 482–486 (Karsten Fischer)
In: Criticon — 182/183 (2004), S.72f (Till Kinzel)
In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 20.Januar 2003, Nr.16, S.36 (Lorenz Jäger)
In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung — 18.Dezember 2002, Nr.294, S. 51 (Dr.Ludger Heidbrink)
In: Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger — Bd.57 (2004), H.3, S.246ff (Jürgen Große)
In: Der Staat — Bd.42 (2003), H.4, S. 650ff (Gerd Roellecke)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — Jg.130 (2005), H.4, Sp.446 (Nur Bibliographie)