Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger attempts to deepen the dialogue between philosophy of education and philosophy of technology, while engaging with the thought of Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler. Through a critical reading of Heidegger's central notion of nearness, this book argues that thinking is intricately conditioned by technologically produced images, which are themselves interacting with imagination's schematizing power. The book further discusses how certain metaphorical synthesising processes, which are currently industrialized taking the form of social networking sites and search engines, discretise human behaviour and reorganise it in ways that often marginalise human interpretation and redefine nearness. Finally, it suggests how we might reconceptualise technology and education as processes of human individuation. Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger will be of great interest to scholars in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy of technology, literary studies, cognitive linguistics and cognitive neuroscience.
Introduction 1. Heidegger and Education: What Technology can tells us about Education 2. Hermeneutics and Heidegger's Imaginings 3. Imaginative Synthesis as Metaphor 4. The Ready-to-hand: Nearness in Early Heidegger 5. Rootedness: Nearness as a Political Scheme 6. Re-turning Home: Nearness in Later Heidegger 7. Digital Metaphoric Machines of Nearness 8. Education as Bildung and Formation according to Image Conclusions