The Rhetorical Dimension in Heidegger
Stuart Elden, Speaking Against Number: Heidegger, Language and the Politics of Calculation, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
University College, Dublin
Stuart Elden’s book is, as the title suggests, a book that seeks to tie together seemingly disparate concerns: rhetoric and number, polemics and calculation, politics and measurement. This sense of opposition will mark the entire work as an investigation into the re-rendering of words that makes Heidegger’s project so enthralling for some, and idiosyncratic for others.
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