A Companion to Heidegger / Edition 1

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Overview

The Blackwell Companion to Heidegger is a complete guide to the work and thought of Martin Heidegger, one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.

  • Considers the most important elements of Heidegger’s intellectual biography, including his notorious involvement with National Socialism
  • Provides a systematic and comprehensive exploration of Heidegger’s work
  • One of the few books on Heidegger to cover his later work as well as Being and Time
  • Includes key critical responses to Heidegger’s philosophy
  • Contributors include many of the leading interpreters of, and commentators on, the work of Heidegger
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"The 31 essays in this volume make an important, illuminating contribution to explaining the complexity of Heidegger's thought and the strongly idiomatic nature of his language and conceptual framework. Highly recommended."
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“This volume of papers on Heidegger is unrivalled in its scope and quality … Its comprehensiveness makes it the most useful secondary volume on Heidegger now available.”
John Richardson, New York University

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Meet the Author

Hubert L. Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley.

Mark A. Wrathall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University.

Together, Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark A. Wrathall are also the joint editors of A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism (Blackwell 2006).

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

References.

1. Martin Heidegger: An Introduction to His Thought, Work, and Life: Hubert L. Dreyfus (University of California, Berkeley) and Mark A. Wrathall (Brigham Young University).

Part I: Early Heidegger: Themes and Influences:.

2. The Earliest Heidegger: A New Field of Research: John van Buren (Fordham University).

3. Heidegger and National Socialism: Iain Thomson (University of New Mexico).

4. Heidegger and Husserl: The Matter and Method of Philosophy: Steven Crowell (Rice University).

5. Heidegger and German Idealism: Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Boston University).

6. Early Heidegger’s Appropriation of Kant: Béatrice Han-Pile (University of Essex).

7. Heidegger’s Nietzsche: Hans Sluga (University of California, Berkeley).

8. Heidegger and the Greeks: Carol J. White (Santa Clara University).

9. Logic: Stephan Käufer (Franklin and Marshall College).

10. Phenomenology: Edgar C. Boedeker Jr (University of Northern Iowa).

11. Heidegger’s Philosophy of Science: Joseph Rouse (Wesleyan University).

Part II: Being and Time:.

12. Dasein: Thomas Sheehan (Stanford University).

13. Heidegger’s Categories in Being and Time: Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh).

14. Early Heidegger on Sociality: Theodore R. Schatzki (University of Kentucky).

15. Realism and Truth: David R. Cerbone (West Virginia University).

16. Hermeneutics: Cristina Lafont (Northwestern University).

17. Authenticity: Taylor Carman (Barnard College, Columbia University).

18. Human Mortality: Heidegger on How to Portray the Impossible Possibility of Dasein: Stephen Mulhall (New College, Oxford).

19. Temporality: William Blattner (Georgetown University).

20. Dasein and “Its” Time: Piotr Hoffman (University of Nevada).

Part III: Heidegger’s Later Thought:.

21. Unconcealment: Mark A. Wrathall (Brigham Young University).

22. Contributions to Philosophy: Hans Ruin (Södertörns Högskola, Stockholm).

23. Ereignis: Richard Polt (Xavier University).

24. The History of Being: Charles Guignon (University of South Florida).

25. Heidegger’s Ontology of Art: Hubert L. Dreyfus (University of California, Berkeley).

26. Technology: Albert Borgmann (University of Montana).

27. Heidegger on Language: Charles Taylor (McGill University).

28. The Thinging of the Thing: The Ethic of Conditionality in Heidegger’s Later Work: James C. Edwards (Furman University).

29. The Truth of Being and the History of Philosophy: Mark B. Okrent (Bates College).

30. Derrida and Heidegger: Iterability and Ereignis: Charles Spinosa.

31. Heidegger, Contingency, and Pragmatism: Richard Rorty (Stanford University).

Index

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