The Listening Self
Personal Growth, Social Change and the Closure of Metaphysics
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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
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.