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Bernard Stiegler’s critique of and supplement to Martin Heidegger’s account of the independence of entities

  • Author / Creator
    Buchinski, Alexander
  • This thesis first provides an explication of Bernard Stiegler’s implicit critique of Martin Heidegger’s account of the independence entities. After accomplishing this explication, an explanation and justification of Stiegler’s theory of entities, in the form of technology, is given to see if it can provide a plausible account of entities that gives them their full significance of independence within a larger Heideggerian philosophical context. This explanation and justification consists of showing how, for Stiegler, the ontic and the ontological are in a relation of mutual constitution, and how this relation establishes the full significance of the independence of entities. Finally, Stiegler’s critique is evaluated as to the degree of its proper understanding and engagement with Heidegger’s project, and the philosophical merit of Stiegler’s larger project is also assessed.

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  • Graduation date
    2011-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3P897
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Philosophy
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Burch, Robert (Philosophy)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dudiak, Jeffrey (Philosophy)
    • Mos, Leo (Psychology)
    • Morin, Marie-Eve (Philosophy)