Tony See (Author), Wolfgang Schirmacher (Editor)

Community Without Identity: The Ontology and Politics of Heidegger

Paperback – 15 Jan 2009 | 268 pages | ISBN-10: 0981946208 | ISBN-13: 978-0981946207

Tony See argues that the notion of a community without identity is derivable from the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. In doing so Tony See presents an original interpretation of Heidegger in which he was neither a mere Nazi follower nor an "apolitical" philosopher who was solely concerned with ontological questioning. Drawing upon Heidegger's early writings such as Being and Time, and his later writings such as Identity and Difference, See argues that Heidegger was working towards an idea of community which does not reduce the difference of the other into an identity.Tony See is currently a lecturer of International Studies at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia, and has been teaching at universities in Singapore and Shanghai.