The Anxiety of Relations: Risk in Heidegger’s Experience with Language for Architecture and Philosophy

By Stephen Loo.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Martin Heidegger’s engagement with language requires suppositional thinking, which risks philosophy’s integrity as a modality of truth and reason, and challenges philosophy’s role in architectural theory.

Keywords: Language, Suppositional Thinking, Relation, Philosophy, Architecture

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.51-58. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.777MB).

Stephen Loo

Stephen Loo is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Architecture Program at the University of South Australia. He teaches design and theory with specific foci on urban design, cross cultural studies and digital experimentation. Steve’s general research interest is on the relationship between ontology and the production of theory. He has published on topics such as banality and the generic within an imperative for a new theory of subjectivity in capitalism; the relations between language, affect and life; image and the machinic as part of a biophilosophy of the contemporary subject, alternative ethico-aesthetic and ecological models for human action; and the indeterminacy of experimental digital thinking. He has also an interest in communities, consultation, and social justice. Steve is a practicing architect and Partner of architectural and interpretive practice Mulloway Studio; and strategic planning, urban design and learning research collaborative partnership Mulloway Fisher. His recent publications include “Choose Technology, Choose Economics: The Ethico-Aesthetic Obligation of the Arts and Humanities,” in Innovation and Tradition: Arts, Humanities and the Knowledge Economy, Jane Kenway, Elizabeth Bullen and Simon Robb (eds.) (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2004, and “Koolhaas’s ‘Generic’ and Indeterminate Melancholia” in Additions: 2002 Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (Brisbane, October 2002)


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