This collection reflects recent discussions on the relation between identity and difference in metaphysics, and in moral and political theory in both the analytic and continental traditions. The contributions to the volume tackle such issues as the role and place of the concept of identity in Hegel’s Science of Logic; the question of personal identity in Parfit, Riceour and Schechtman; the problem of inclusion and exclusion in Heidegger’s reading of the history of philosophy; Heidegger’s conception of the relation between philosophy and politics, the question of alterity in Levinas; and Foucault’s conception of the relation between sexual instinct, economic interest, and desire. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Identity and Difference Rafael Winkler and Abraham Olivier
1. Hegelian Identity Ioannis Trisokkas
2. Technological Fictions and Personal Identity: On Ricoeur, Schechtman and Analytic Thought Experiments Simon Beck
3. Heidegger’s Jews: Inclusion/Exclusion and Heidegger’s Anti-Semitism Babette Babich
4. Heidegger, the Pólis, the Political and Gelassenheit Tracy B. Strong
5. Levinas and the Possibility of Dialogue with "Strangers" Benda Hofmeyr
6. The Government of Desire: A Genealogical Perspective Miguel de Beistegui
Rafael Winkler is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the editor of Phenomenology and Naturalism (2017) and Identity and Difference: Contemporary Debates on the Self (2016).