The Listening Self: Personal Growth, Social Change and the Closure of Metaphysics, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Listening Self

Personal Growth, Social Change and the Closure of Metaphysics, 1st Edition

By David Michael Levin


360 pages

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Originally published in 1989. In this interdisciplinary study, Dr Levin offers an account of personal growth and self-fulfilment based on the development of our capacity for listening. This book should be of interest to advanced students of critical theory, psychology, cultural studies, ethics, continental philosophy, ontology, metaphysics.

Table of Contents

Opening Conversation. Introduction: The Gift and the Art 1. The Historical Call to Our Hearing 2. Zugehörigkeit: Our Primordial Attunement 3. Everydayness: The Ego's World 4. Skilful Listening 5. Communicative Praxis 6. Hearkening: Hearing Moved by Ontological Understanding

About the Author

David M. Kleinberg-Levin is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University, USA.

His books include: The Body’s Recollection of Being (1985), The Opening of Vision (1988), The Listening Self (1989), The Philosopher’s Gaze (1999), Gestures of Ethical Life: Reading Hölderlin’s Question of Measure After Heidegger (2005), Before the Voice of Reason: Echoes of Responsibility in Merleau-Ponty’s Ecology and Levinas’s Ethics (2008), Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov(2012),Redeeming Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald (2013), Beckett’s Words: The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning (2015). Forthcoming: Heidegger’s Phenomenology of Perception, in 2 volumes.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics

Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 1992, this collection of original texts addresses the philosophical realm of metaphysics, not only ontology but the philosophy of science, religion and morals. The theory of values and the theory of absolutes are the subject of more than one volume, while others take a broader spectrum and outlay the history of the philosophical arguments. The nature of objects and questions of being and identity are addressed from very different perspectives. With some volumes by very eminent thinkers, this is a great addition to any collection on philosophy.

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