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Heidegger and the Death of God

Between Plato and Nietzsche


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Duane Armitage
    Pages 1-7
  3. Duane Armitage
    Pages 9-57
  4. Duane Armitage
    Pages 59-86
  5. Duane Armitage
    Pages 87-114
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 115-118

About this book


This book presents a reading of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy as an effort to strike a middle position between the philosophies of Plato and Friedrich Nietzsche.  Duane Armitage interprets the history of Western philosophy as comprising a struggle over the meaning of “being,” and argues that this struggle is ultimately between materialism and idealism, and, in the end, between atheism and theism.  This work therefore concerns the question of the meaning of the so called “death of God” in the context of contemporary Continental Philosophy.  


heidegger nagel reductionism subjectivism platonism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of ScrantonScrantonUSA

About the authors

Duane Armitage is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the author of Heidegger’s Pauline and Lutheran Roots (2016).

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