Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Yearbook for Eastern and Western Philosophy

Ed. by Feger, Hans / Dikun, Xie / Ge, Wang

Online
ISSN
2196-5897
See all formats and pricing
More options …

9 On Political Freedom in Public Sphere in View of the Contrast Between Téchne and Túche – A Comparison Between Arendt and Heidegger

Wang Wen-Sheng
Published Online: 2016-07-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/yewph-2016-0011

Abstract

This paper begins with a discussion of the thesis that politics is a kind of téchne (art), as Aristotle states. He defines téchne as being the opposite of túche (chance). Hence, politics is neither an exact science nor an accidental opinion; it is, rather, a teachable art or skill (Kunstlehre). Based on this theme, the paper investigates how Hannah Arendt interprets political freedom in the public sphere as the will of the plural citizens, facing an uncertain future, attempting to still the disquiet of the collective ego. A comparison between Arendt and Heidegger could be made if we further investigate Heidegger’s understanding of political freedom in the public sphere based on his comprehension of the will of Da-sein and the enowning (Ereignis) of Being.

About the article

Published Online: 2016-07-27

Published in Print: 2016-07-25


Citation Information: Yearbook for Eastern and Western Philosophy, Volume 2016, Issue 1, Pages 93–111, ISSN (Online) 2196-5897, ISSN (Print) 2196-5889, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/yewph-2016-0011.

Export Citation

© 2016 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston.Get Permission

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in