Heidegger: time, work and the challenges for higher education

Gibbs, Paul ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9773-3977 (2010) Heidegger: time, work and the challenges for higher education. Time & Society, 19 (3) . pp. 387-403. ISSN 0961-463X (print) ; 1461-7463 (online) [Article] (doi:10.1177/0961463X09354438)


In this article I attempt to show that Heidegger’s notions of temporality suggest a role for education in averting what he refers to as the abandonment of being in the face of machination. I use ‘machination’ to translate Machenschaft, his term for self-making; its consequences are mechanical and biological ways of thinking about beingness. I argue that this role might prevent, by encouraging questioning, our adopting this technological way of being and seeing others as a means to our ends since, despite world time’s continuum of temporality, we retain an understanding of an originary notion of future.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Health and Education
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Item ID: 9082
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 08:23
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 03:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/9082

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