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Interpreting Heidegger
Critical Essays


Holger Zaborowski, Thomas Sheehan, Simon Critchley, Charles Guignon, Iain Thomson, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Josh Hayes, Stephan Käufer, Tracy Colony, Andrew Mitchell, Lee Braver, Wayne Froman, Françoise Dastur
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  • Date Published: July 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107532076

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  • This volume of essays by internationally prominent scholars interprets the full range of Heidegger's thought and major critical interpretations of it. It explores such central themes as hermeneutics, facticity and Ereignis, conscience in Being and Time, freedom in the writings of his period of transition from fundamental ontology, and his mature criticisms of metaphysics and ontotheology. The volume also examines Heidegger's interpretations of other authors, the philosophers Aristotle, Kant and Nietzsche and the poets Rilke, Trakl and George. A final group of essays interprets the critical reception of Heidegger's thought, both in the analytic tradition (Ryle, Carnap, Rorty and Dreyfus) and in France (Derrida and Lévinas). This rich and wide-ranging collection will appeal to all who are interested in the themes, the development and the context of Heidegger's philosophical thought.

    • Provides Heidegger's interpretations of poets and other philosophers, offering a greater understanding of the significance of these interpretations
    • Addresses themes from Heidegger's entire corpus
    • Analyses the leading critical interpretations of the substantial criticisms of Heidegger's thought
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    '… in rethinking, re-articulating and re-orienting the inheritance of Heidegger's thought, the authors have put together an excellent collection of masterly essays, [one] that is characterized throughout by an intense critical and specialist engagement with Heidegger's oeuvre. Heidegger scholars will find much that is relevant to the persistent, continuing philosophical discussions on Heidegger.' Philosophy in Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107532076
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    Method of citation and bibliography of Heidegger's works
    Part I. Interpreting Heidegger's Philosophy:
    1. Heidegger's hermeneutics: towards a new practice of understanding Holger Zaborowski
    2. Facticity and Ereignis Thomas Sheehan
    3. The null basis-being of a nullity, or between two nothings - Heidegger's uncanniness Simon Critchley
    4. Freedom Charles Guignon
    5. Ontotheology Iain Thomson
    Part II. Interpreting Heidegger's Interpretation:
    6. Being at the beginning: Heidegger's interpretation of Heraclitus Daniel O. Dahlstrom
    7. Being-affected: Heidegger, Aristotle, and the pathology of truth Josh Hayes
    8. Heidegger's interpretation of Kant Stephan Käufer
    9. The death of God and the life of being: Heidegger's confrontation with Nietzsche Tracy Colony
    10. Heidegger's poetics of relationality Andrew Mitchell
    Part III. Interpreting Heidegger's Critics:
    11. Analyzing Heidegger: a history of analytic reactions to Heidegger Lee Braver
    12. Lévinas and Heidegger: a strange conversation Wayne Froman
    13. Derrida's reading of Heidegger Françoise Dastur.

  • Editor

    Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Boston University
    Daniel O. Dahlstrom is the Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.


    Holger Zaborowski, Thomas Sheehan, Simon Critchley, Charles Guignon, Iain Thomson, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Josh Hayes, Stephan Käufer, Tracy Colony, Andrew Mitchell, Lee Braver, Wayne Froman, Françoise Dastur

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