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Towards a disciplined seeing : a study in the work of Heidegger and Rilke


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Hingston, Matthew 2004 , 'Towards a disciplined seeing : a study in the work of Heidegger and Rilke', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Topic: Towards a disciplined seeing: A study in the work of Heidegger and Rilke.
This paper has two main aims. The first is to examine a fundamental difference in the
way of being of humans and that of the natural world. The second is to chart the
dangers, responsibilities and possibilities of the human realm conferred by that difference.
In order to accomplish these two aims I draw on the philosophical thought of Martin
Heidegger and the poetry, prose and correspondence of Rainer Maria Rilke. A desire to
approach non-human forms in an intense and sustained manner fires the first intention.
The latter, finding its genesis in the knowledge imparted through such encounters, and
firmly convinced of both their rarity and importance in the scope of the human domain, is
concerned with the difficulties facing the pursuit of such experiences and, once attained,
how such encounters can contribute to the protection of these non-human forms. The
first part (chapters 2 to 4) is occupied with developing a largely theoretical account of the
non-human world and an outline and 'diagnosis' of the problems of the human realm. The
last part (chapters 5 and 6) is 'moral' and practical in temper, and moves toward a 'cure'
to the difficulties outlined in the first part.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Hingston, Matthew
Keywords: Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976, Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926, Philosophy of nature
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For consultation only. No copying permitted until 18/02/2006. Thesis (M.Env.Mgt.)--University of Tasmania, 2004. Includes bibliographical references

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