Strauss, Rorty, Derrida, Dugin and the Philosophical Constitution of the Political
Beginning with Heidegger is an in-depth examination of the influence that Martin Heidegger’s inceptual thought exerted on Leo Strauss, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida and Alexander Dugin. How did these vastly different thinkers employ Heideggerian concepts to define their own philosophies and often antagonistic politics?
Heidegger's Theory of Truth and its Importance for the Quality of Qualitative Research
Rauno Huttunen and Leena Kakkori
At its best, qualitative research works like a great poem, causing the reader to experience ‘evocation’ and to see the world through different eyes. Then a new horizon opens, and this process Heidegger describes as the ‘happening’ (Ereignis) of the truth.
On dopamine [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
[I]nsight is the essence of technology and down in the engine‐room is the impulse drive, the dopaminergic reward circuit.
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I am currently in two virtual Heidegger exegetical reading groups in my time zone; Basic Writings on the Discord D&GQC server (instructions for joining Friday's discussion) and Nietzsche 3-4 with the Phoenix Philosophy Meetup Group. Go live!
Another Look at Heideggerian Cinema:Cinematic Excess, Antonioni’s Dead Time and the Film-Photographic Image as Copy
Michael Josiah Mosely
Profound boredom is in fact, for Heidegger, the mood connected to originary time; it can be said that through the setting forth of the earth in the dead time of L'eclisse we may become attuned into profound boredom.
Heidegger Zum Ereignis-Denken (GA 73): An Index
Daniel Fidel Ferrer
An Index to Martin Heidegger’s (1889-1976) two printed volumes Zum Ereignis-Denken; Gesamtausgabe Volumes GA 73.1 and GA 73.2 (published in October 2013).
New Basic Writing reading group hosted on the D&G Discord server.
Continental Philosophy Discord Server Announcement
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The Existential Implications of Releasement to the Clearing
slows down and unclutters the time-space of our existence
As a modality of νοεῖν which make possible the relationship of coping and getting along and its 'with which', φρόνησις is our proximate way of being-understanding, this guiding our everyday dealing with the worldly beings as beings which could also be otherwise, while the other fundamental modality of νοεῖν, σοφία, is the actualization or the radicalization of that previous understanding, as the pure-understanding (reine Verstehen) which seizes a being as it is always what it is.
Topology of being and its limit theorem [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
No experience, no matter how ursprünglich, can disclose an embedding dimension of the distinction horizon/Open because all experience takes place only within and by virtue of the horizon/Open, sense-making, affective/cognitive ‘taking-as.’
Heidegger's phenomenological decade
It is one thing to say that a better account of life is found in Aristotle's Ethics than in post-Cartesian subjectivistic theories; it is quite another to say that philosophy itself is essentially phronesis. That is simply the obverse error of the theoretism it is supposed to replace.
Heidegger on technology and Gelassenheit: wabi-sabi and the art of Verfallenheit
Hence Heidegger’s famously eponymous recommendation to us that we use technology but without letting it "entangle" us. We are, that is to say, to employ technological devices and practices while detached from them, able to "let go of them any time", able in other words (and it is this that seemingly defies us today) to "let them alone".
Clare Pearson Geiman
Prior to 1934, Heidegger consistently interprets τέχνη as the know-how that pertains to handicraft; after 1934, Heidegger turns to τέχνη itself, and to his original blurring of τέχνη with φρόνησις, to find the possibility of a higher knowing that unifies them in a reconceived τέχνη.
From Existentialism to Humanism and back
In-between Sartre's "Existentialism is a Humanism" and Heidegger's "Letter on Humanism"
In characterizing the world as will to power [Nietzsche] had, unfortunately, fallen back into an attempted answer. He had lost sight of the question of Being which [Hölderlin] faced more squarely and poetry could, in this way, claim preeminence over philosophical thought.
Amnesia at the Beginning of Time: Irigaray's Reading of Heidegger In The Forgetting of Air
By forming her response to Heidegger from the passages of his own text—but from a perspective distinct from his own—Irigaray puts into question the unarticulated ethical implications of his positive ontology. She ‘clears the ground’, to employ a Heideggerian motif, so that the “previously neglected powers” of his philosophy may be released.
On Books and ‘Altars Consecrated to an Unknown God’ Reading Heidegger’s Beiträge
Today, beyond any of this, we live on the terms of the virtual, our machination is that of social media, the digital, our connected, constantly agitated life lived here and elsewhere at all times. We need a new language for today’s time‑space.
Sapir, Whorf, and Wittgenstein on the referential whole and Irre [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
In 1930 Heidegger gives untruth a special name, die Irre, ‘errancy.’ ... Because we ek-sist and in-sist by these systems we “already stand within errancy,” for the dynamics of these systems inherently produces error and illusion; Irre is constitutive of existence as a modality of sense-making.
The Origin of the Work of Art
translated by Roger Berkowitz and Philippe Nonet
Heidegger's Reading of Heraclitus
The event of φύσις is as much the event of rising into unconcealment as that of suppressing into concealment; for all that comes forth into shining much remains left behind in oblivion.
Jussi Backman, Taylor Carman, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Graham Harman, Michael Marder, Richard Polt
Taking Heidegger’s proposals into consideration, we can ask: Do we need an alternative to presence as an understanding of being?
Individuation, Responsiveness, Translation: Heidegger’s Ethics
Eric Sean Nelson
[H]ow Dasein responds to interruption is the key to its individuation: Whether the break itself is recognized as such and its questionability intensified or whether it is excluded as nonsense – as the “nothing” is habitually disclosed in average existence – or – like death – integrated into the identity of everydayness.
Epochal Polemics: Thinking with and against Heidegger after the 'Black Notebooks'
The polemos, rather than the idea, captures what Heidegger believes is most important about human existence: that it is finite, connected to a specific tradition rather than the universal; that it is temporal rather than linked to the eternal, be it the forms, God, or secularized versions of these, such as human rights; and that it is historical rather than an abstraction based on generalized characteristics of human nature.
The End of Entwurf and the Beginning of Gelassenheit
The crucial point, as Heidegger emphasizes, is not to trace Verstehen down to the innermost constitution of transcendence, but to note its “essential unity” with “finding oneself …” (my translation of Befindlichkeit) and with “thrownness.”
Bedeutsamkeit as scaling: das Offene, ὁ καιρός, ma and mu [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
To see the gleam or hear the ‘pure noise’ of meaning requires the occurrence of some mode of ma, a darkness or a stillness, a rift in the continuum of Bedeutsamkeit.
Translate one with circumspection during the corona circumscription.
Can We Drop the Subject? Heidegger, Selfhood, and the History of a Modern Word
Lawrence J. Hatab
Heidegger did not think that fundamental ontology was a strict departure from, or replacement for, the Western philosophical tradition. The meaning of being as he saw it was simply concealed within, and even implicit in, that tradition.
φρόνησις in Heidegger's works
The Light Switch and the sixth extinction [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
The difference between authentic and inauthentic choice appears to rest in the extent of freedom for repurposing, redirecting, and so on. Whereas inauthentic choice takes the inherited possibilities as simply given ‘in themselves’ for reactualizing or not, authentic choice takes them as ‘empty,’ for reinterpreting and refabricating to cope with one’s thrown circumstances.
What Does Heidegger Mean by the Transcendence of Dasein?
In Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis), Heidegger also acknowledges that his speaking of ‘human Dasein’ in Being and Time and elsewhere had been misleading – since it suggested there might be another kind of Dasein, e.g., animal or plant Dasein. In fact, only human beings can be Dasein.
Indexes for some of Martin Heidegger's titles
Heidegger Schwarze Hefte (1931-1948)
Martin Heidegger Esoteric Writings
Anmerkungen I-V (Schwarze Hefte 1942-1948)
Überlegungen XII-XV (GA96)
Martin Heidegger on the Greeks
Martin Heidegger 1910-1932
Being and Time, Sein und Zeit (1927)
Returning the World to Nature: Heidegger’s Turn from a Transcendental-Horizonal Projection of World to an Indwelling Releasement to the Open-Region
Bret W. Davis
In proper thinking as non-willing, one is released from the will to determine the being of beings on one’s own, by transcending or “stepping over” beings to form a horizon of meaning in which they are then allowed, or compelled, to show themselves as objects. And one is released into a relation of waiting upon, listening and responding to, that in which one belongs.
Philosophy and the Problem of Beauty in Heidegger’s Translation of “Justice”
Heidegger’s philosophical project is, of course, predicated on remembering the question of being. The question I am asking is not whether this question deserves remembering, as it certainly does. Rather, the question I am asking is whether Heidegger’s excesses are directly the result of his forgetting of φρόνησις
Dasein as Praxis: the Heideggerian assimilation and the radicalization of the practical philosophy of Aristotle
Heidegger takes his bearings from Aristotle precisely because Aristotle still retains the plurality of the uncovering attitudes of human life and, in the 6th book of the Nichomachean Ethics, offers the first systematic analysis differentiating the three fundamental uncovering attitudes of the soul, to wit, θεωρία, ποίησις and πρᾶξις, together with the specific forms of knowledge which go along with them, namely, σοφία, τέχνη and φρόνησις.
Shadow-jumping, corner-peeping, and related arts [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
So Heidegger claims that human existence – the sense-making life of ever generating what-fors and whys – is itself ohne Warum, without why.41 Which, again, appears to be another way of saying that being-in-the-world is devoid of intrinsic nature: no svabhāva; only dependent origination, thrownness; pratītyasamutpāda, Geworfenheit.
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Hidden Gnosis and the Path of Poiēsis
Conceptual resonances of hermeneutics, temporality, language, nothingness and being in the Kabbalah.MORE
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Heidegger’s Thinking of Difference and the God-question [DOCX]
Fundamental ontology has to unfold itself under a theological epoché and only on the basis of what is so unfolded, one can turn to the god-question as one of the regional ontologies, which would provide the ontological basis for a specific theology as a positive science like Christian theology.
Event and Nothingness
[U]niquely because of the nothing, that is, when the human being is held out into the nothing, hovers over it, and holds the site of nothingness in Dasein, is there questioning, thought, philosophy, culture, technology, etc.
Heidegger’s Black Night: The Nachlass & its Wirkungsgeschichte
But, and of course, it transpires that there is no ‘secret’ to the secret notebooks (understood as a covert or concealed texts) and saying so seems to be a cover term for expressing difficulties in commandeering open ‘access’ to archives that are not archives at all but family papers held by aphilosopher’s sons.
Angst and the North Carolina law of mortgage [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
In 1927 Heidegger published Being and Time; in 1928 Sturges published his mortgage article; in 1929 Wittgenstein returned to philosophy. All three and others were non-colluding instigators of this inversion: the Umschlag from svabhāva to pratītyasamutpāda – the turnover from the metaphysics of inherent being to the phenomenology of Geworfenheit, thrownness, mutually conditioned origination – ‘relationality’ in Andrew Mitchell’s term.
The Reception of Heidegger's Phenomenology in the United States
Is what we have said above really what Heidegger meant? Finding out whether the preceding five points do in fact represent what he was driving at throughout his career would require revisiting and rethinking most (if not all) of the 96 (and soon to be 102) volumes of the Gesamtausgabe.But who is up for such a lifetime of research?
Being and Timelessness: Edith Stein's Critique of Heideggerian Temporality
For Heidegger, time is the fundamental existential category: an authentic grasp of time allows Dasein both to project itself or ‘run ahead’ (vorlaufen) to the very edge of its existence and to lay hold of the way in which its past lives on as a ‘having-been’ (Gewesenheit) within a present which is consequently ‘stretched’. Time therefore unifies Dasein within a threefold model of ecstatic temporality.
edited by Martin HeideggerTranslated by James S. Churchill
he Phenomenology of Internal Time-Consciousness is a translation of Edmund Husserl’s Vorlesungen zur Phänomenologie des inneren Zeitbewußtseins. The first part of the book was originally presented as a lecture course at the University of Göttingen in the winter semester of 1904–1905, while the second part is based on additional supplementary lectures that he gave between 1905 and 1910.
Die Auseinandersetzung with Heidegger’s Phenomenological Ontology: A Heideggerian Account of the Film Experience [PDF]
James M. Magrini
The viewer, as preserver and participant, is there with the images and what is depicted in and through an attuned mode of dwelling in the midst of the image, Being-in the midst of the world the images open and establish.
Nietzsche's Horizon and the Enigma of Motion [PDF]
Jessica S. Elkayam
[H]orizon functions as that openness toward closure that moves Dasein by opening and bounding the limited expanse that is Dasein’s very Being.
Buddha, Heidegger, entropology [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
Glancing forward to Heidegger’s take for a clue, we read that “Da-‐sein expends itself primarily for itself as a being that is concerned about its being, whether explicitly or not. Initially and for the most part, care is circumspect taking care of things. Expending itself for the sake of itself, Da-‐sein ‘uses itself up’.” That account emphasizes the experience of ongoing dissipation.
Revisiting Heidegger’s Concept of
Being in the Anthropocene
Reexamining the relationship between using proper-ly and using up will help to address the wider problem of whether beings in Heidegger’s ontology can affect each other, mutually shaping each other’s identity (or peculiarity), which is the central theme in Heidegger’s oeuvre.
Rethinking the Possible: On the Radicalization of Possibility in Heidegger's Being and Time
Heidegger, in his work of the 1920s and beyond, will in effect inaugurate a new thinking of possibility that will exceed the parameters set by the first, Greek beginning of philosophy, which became established in Aristotle’s ontology.
Twelve Theses on Heidegger or What Comes Before The "After"?
The analytic moment (μαθών) aims at showing
how ex-sistence is the Open (cf. SZ I.1-2)
what ex-sistence as the Open does (cf. SZ I.3).
The Phenomenological Kant: Heidegger’s Interest in Transcendental Philosophy
In four phases and with reference to Husserl, Heidegger interpreted Kant as first falling short of phenomenology (1919-1925), then approaching phenomenology (1925-1927), then advancing phenomenology (1927-1929), and finally again approaching phenomenology (1930 and after).
Attention as the Way to Being
As essentially related to being, attention is the abyssal ground for all modes of human engagement, be they walking, talking, reflecting, etc. Its movement is the very movement of our being, which is how we participate in the being of all that is.
[Bumped. Added link to paper version.]
Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual
Volume 9, 2019
Richard Polt, Richard Capobianco, Ian Alexander Moore, Jennifer Gammage, Paul Gyllenhammer, Onur Karamercan, Khafiz Kerimov, Jussi Backman, Taylor Carman, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Graham Harman, Michael Marder, Casey Rentmeester, Pascal Massie, Benjamin Brewer, Jessica Elkayam, Daniel O. Dahlstrom
On the essence of μύσται: the case of American Cosmic [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
On Sheehan’s interpretation whenever Heidegger claims “It is not we who ...” he’s not implying “It is that weird thing over there which ...” Instead Heidegger is referring to the Dasein im Mensch, the existential-structural openedness in people, a structural component we may experience, if we do, as something ‘other.’
Heidegger’s Failure to Overcome Transcendental Philosophy
Eric S. Nelson
In Heidegger’s argument, time cannot be said to be constituted by the subject, as existentially reinterpreted temporality constitutes the very sensibility of Dasein’s being from the unchosen thrownness of birth to the inappropriable facticity of death, which indicates two occasions that define human Dasein while defying the meaning and sense-making activities of the subject.
Leo Strauss's Critique of Martin Heidegger
Through this Destruktion, then, we can discover the history of ontology as a series of responses to Heidegger’s formulation of the question of the meaning of Sein. This indicates Heidegger’s novelty as seemingly the first philosopher since Plato and Aristotle to have brought forth this question in the first place, or at least to have made the question appear in this way.
Integrative Perspective Martin Heidegger and the Question of Being
In Heidegger’s thought, since DASEIN is his own possibility, we can never speak of him as something completed, something stable or fixed. DASEIN never quite is. He is constantly realizing his possibilities.
What does Heidegger mean by “time”?
Thus, in keeping with Augustine, Heidegger defines “time” as “the fact that I am dis-closed.”163 But along with this “distance,” human being also “returns to” (i.e., remains with) itself and the things it encounters as it renders them meaningfully present in terms of one or another possibility.
I can no longer google the link to the original PDF.
Jean Wahl's letter to Heidegger [PDF]Translated by
Anna Johnson and Ian Alexander Moore
The question as to whether your philosophy is or is not Ex-istenzphilosophie matters rather little to me.— In a sense, Plato’s philosophy is Existenzphilosophie. The death of a man who is Socrates, and his existence, is at the center.
The polyethism of care: notes on The Second Mountain [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
In terms of the concept we started with, these disparate forms of being which happen to individuals (and groups) are the polyethism characteristic of human being. Both Brooks and Heidegger hold out the prospect of mokṣa, release bondage to this delusory, labile ‘fleeing.’
The Heart of Heidegger's Nietzsche: Eternal Recurrence as Existentia and Will to Power as Essentia
Heidegger’s thought is that the 'simple present' is not the ground of lived experience (contra Husserl), but rather the present is in fact constituted as a more primordial being futural.
Husserl-Heidegger Correspondence, 1914-1934 [PDF]
Translated by Thomas Sheehan
The poietic ‘as’ of world-maintenance [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
The task of the histōr is to make the death intelligible as ___ and to show that some or another remedy thus ‘makes sense.’ If that can be accomplished then the breakdown, the neikos, may be repaired and the polis maintain its peace a while longer.
Gatherings Symposium: Beyond Presence
Jussi Backman, Taylor Carman, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Graham Harman, Michael Marder, Richard Polt
Do we need an alternative to presence as an understanding of being? If not, why not? If so, why, and what could the alternative be?
The Torso of Humanity: An Interpretation of Being and Time [PDF]
This book aims to be an accessible but serious 'general introduction' to Being and Time as a whole; the intended reader is a 'novice', for everyone newly confronted with Heidegger lacks much of the background necessary to 'put together' a full conception of what he is saying.
Existential Ontology and Thinging Modeling in Software Engineering
The resultant conceptual description is Dasein (human)-made theoretical constructs of a certain universe of activities. The construction explains a machine (the grand diagram), its slices and how its things behave, and their flows and submachines that are inside a definite enclosure or in the Heideggerian language a certain gathering.
William J. Richardson, S.J. and the Spelling of Marilyn Monroe: On Truth, Science, and the ‘Unfolding of Man’ in Heidegger and Lacan
[Heidegger at Zollikon] goes on to discuss the way science works, all of which he also and already has laid out in Being and Time, but which he here states more plainly and we could call this the articulation par excellence, and pace Richardson, of a Heideggerian philosophy of science which also happens to look a great deal like other philosophies of science
Some natural history of sense-making [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
Heidegger is adamantly ‘essentialist’ on this point. Whatever it was or is – Einbruch, Ereignis, or whatnot – every natural process of differentiation is excluded; in addressing the human difference naturalism is the error of biologism
The Ontological Foundations of Digital Art [PDF]
Heidegger is setting up a distinction between two types of technē. The first is a lower form of technē, which is unable to overcome Vorhandenheit (or presence-at-hand). ... The second is “great technē,” which sets-into-work being itself as unconcealment.
Thing-ing educational practice: Positioning Enframing in Heidegger's Bremen Lectures [PDF]
The positioning of education, the thing-ing, was rampant in Heidegger’s time as it is today and it may be for this reason that Heidegger leaves those who follow his thought with much to ponder.
Lectures and Essays (GA 7)
Introduction to Time and Trauma: Thinking Through Heidegger in the Thirties [PDF]
The challenge is not just to interpret Heidegger, but to think and act today.
Heidegger, Neurosciences and the Exemption from the Descartes’ Error [PDF]
The Heideggerian notion of “In the World Being”, could provide, in the right context, an idle fire escape for some burning questions of the Neurosciences.
Heidegger, Will to Power and Gestell [PDF]
Even if one claims the event of transformation as a complex unity of same-difference; Ereignis functions as 'more than' structure, it is the happening of what happens to a being.
Heidegger: The Three Meanings of ἀλήθεια
Heidegger always preserves the phenomenological correlation between whatever is open/intelligible and the apprehending of what is open/intelligible. So, on the one hand, the kind of disclosedness of things is their meaningful (not just their sensible) disclosedness, and this occurs not off by itself in some pre- or extra-human scenario but only in and with the human apprehension of those thingsOriginal PDF
What Is Metaphysics? Original Version [PDF]
Translated by Ian Alexander Moore and Gregory Fried
Philosophy is the getting-going of the going out, over, and beyond the whole of beings that lies at the basis of Dasein.
Angst and the thick sublime [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
So the existential constitution of the ‘Da’ — the phenomenon of Entdecktheit, ‘discoveredness’ — has two principal components (if that phrase be permitted) — Befindlichkeit (‘disposedness,’ ‘state-of-mind’) and Verstehen (‘understanding’); roughly, the basis of affectivity and the basis of cognition. These two existentials are equiprimordial and co-occurrent: state-of-mind is never without understanding and understanding always has its mood.
When Silence Strikes: Derrida, Heidegger, Mallarmé [PDF]
[T]he blank spaces introduced between the letters of ‘E i n’ enable us to resist Heidegger’s powerful reading that claims the supposed unicity of ‘E i n Geschlecht’ as the necessary condition for ‘saving the earth’ from a ‘degenerate’ Geschlecht that will not survive the internal diremption between Geschlechter.
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Martin HeideggerTranslated by William McNeill and Julia Ireland
Winter semester 1941-42 lecture course on Friedrich Hölderlin's hymn, "Remembrance".MORE
Heidegger, Heterotopic Dwelling and Prehistoric Art: An Initial Indication of a Field of Research
According to Carpenter, the Inuit’s conception of space and time is a unity (this is reflected in the Inuit word tima, which means, “here-now” and of each situation as a ‘dynamic process’. This resonates with Heidegger’s view that space and time form a unity that is delivered over to historical agents by way of the giving characteristic of appropriation (Ereignis).
Putting Heidegger's Black Notebooks in the Gray Zone: Intervention and Complicity [PDF]
Julia A. Ireland
Heidegger's review of his time as rector takes neither the form of an apology nor a straightforward defense but was written as an indictment within a conspiracy theory that he can finally only explain in spiritual terms.
Einsicht, Seinsicht, Nichtsicht [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
Just as Schreber in his madness always insisted he did not choose to become God’s woman – it wasn’t his idea – so Heidegger’s recurring expression ‘it is not we who ...’ characterizes our openness as in some sense the ‘obediential potency’ of sense-making, the passive middle point of meaning: “We never come to thoughts. They come to us.”
Technology, Ontotheology, Education [PDF]
A failure to appreciate this very basic hermeneutic point—that, for Heidegger, ontotheology explains technological nihilism—continues to undermine sympathetic as well as critical treatments of Heidegger's views on technology
The Apostrophe of Difference:
The Supplement of the Copula in Western Metaphysics
Eric D. Meyer
I will speak, therefore, of a word. Of the simplest of words, and the most significant. ... I will speak of the simple word ‘is.’ Which, in two brief letters, carries the whole burden of the ‘meaning’ or ‘sense’ of B/being in the Western metaphysical languages. But which scarcely exists, and is often not spoken or written except as the meaningless sibilant: ’s.
Heidegger and the Jews
The Black Notebooks
Donatella Di Cesare
Restores philosophical balance to the debate.MORE
Heidegger and the Gottesfrage [PDF]
Bret W. Davis
Heidegger’s god is not a god that we need, a god that we call on to answer our questions, so much as it is a god who needs us, a god who calls on us to play our part in the grounding of a meaningful world.
Polytroposein – Heidegger’s qualified diversitarianism [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
The faculty for shifting paradigms and the faculty for modifying self-interpretation are the same – insight. Heidegger repeatedly insists on the primacy of insight; in the first instance for the necessary changeover from the ‘natural attitude’ to phenomenology
The Question Concerning Comics as Technology: Gestell and Grid
Ernesto Priego and Peter Wilkins
We contend that the comic is an articulation of technological and aesthetic revealing: the intersection of the totalising ‘danger’ of technology and the ‘saving power’ of art.
The Phenomenological Movement in Context of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures [PDF]
What Heidegger’s concept of Dasein’s helps to illuminate is the projective character of the viewer. In Heideggerian terms, it is the viewer, by virtue of Dasein’s de-distancing, projective character who traverses the “distance” to what is depicted on screen.
Nancy J. Holland
Engages with the depth and breadth of Heidegger’s work as it opens space for a discussion about the uniqueness of human consciousness.MORE
A response to Sheehan's attempted paradigm shift in Heidegger studies [PDF]
Sheehan is not content with the mere rebuttal of the mistaken hypostatization of being or the firm establishment of the alternative thesis of the foundational correlativity of man and being. In fact, Sheehan argues for a much more radical and, it must be said, much more contestable position, namely that, contrary to the received view, being as such is not really Heidegger’s main topic at all.
A thematic pair in Trawny’s Freedom to Fail [PDF]
Fundamental to Being and Time is the manifestation of this thematic pair in Dasein: das Man as the exploitative pole, the anticipatorily resolute self as the exploratory. Which brings us back to the contrast of principled with an-archic freedom.
Doug C. Wise
Martin Heidegger and Günther Anders on Technology: On Ray Kurzweil, Fritz Lang, and Transhumanism
It is because of the inherently intentional dimensionality of consciousness that we are able to become our machines, that we can become, as a military unit does, to use a familiar and very military metaphor, like a well-oiled machine because we project ourselves into our machines: our machines, our selves. Thus Heidegger focuses on Machenschaft, mechanization, a can-do-ability along with gigantization in his Contributions to Philosophy, including his reflections on the last god, including his fugues, all very much in the sense that Ernst Jünger would speak of Titan-Technik, that is to say, literally titanic technology.
From Contributions to Philosophy to The Event
Shifts of themes and concepts in Heidegger’s non-public writings from 1936 to 1941.MORE
Heidegger, French Phenomenology, and the Theological Turn
Jason W. Alvis
Heidegger's inconspicuous and the religious experience through French phenomenologists.MORE
The destiny of freedom: in Heidegger [PDF]
If freedom is understood as a foundation, if yet in its abysmal character, then we recognize a repetition of the aspirations of German idealism, to create a system of freedom, where freedom functions as a ﬁrst principle. But Heidegger’s aspiration already at this point should be read as directed elsewhere, toward freedom as the opening toward that which is,
On the genealogy of switcherooity [PDF]
Movies themselves play a part in the drama of human self-revelation in that their making exhibits the florid exuberance of the as-structure. The phenomenon of the ‘as,’ Heidegger says, is “the structure that belongs to understanding as such.”
Dasein’s characteristic niche-making forms a colossal heat engine; in its engagement with nature the peculiar process of ‘projection,’ ‘taking-as,’ entwurfen etwas auf/als etwas, which we essentially are, produces entropy. Ereignis then designates the biosphere’s discontinuous transition (Einbruch) to this new kinetic regime of self-structured disordering.
Doug C. Wise
Heidegger and the Problem of World
William J. Richardson
If we are to get some appreciation of how Heidegger, or a Heideggerian, would look upon Marilyn Monroe's experience of the "world," we must begin by asking how the notion of world became problematic for Heidegger in the first place.
Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual
Volumes 7 and 8, 2017-18
Richard Polt, Thomas Sheehan, Lawrence J. Hatab, Dimitri Ginev, Ian Moore, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Katherine Davies, Emily Gillcrist, Rodrigo Therezo, Peter Trawny, John Sallis, Peter Hanly, Daniela Vallega-Neu, Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Scott M. Campbell, Jessica S. Elkayam, Rebecca A. Longtin, Julia A. Ireland, Robert Bernasconi, Wayne Froman
Eidetic Eros and the Liquidation of the Real [PDF]
Heidegger’s attitude is stratospheric; he is ready to dismiss all the variety of technological relationships as inessential in comparison to the supposed essence of the phenomenon.
Redescribing the Zuhanden-Vorhanden Relation [PDF]
Lawrence J. Hatab
The zuhanden-vorhanden dynamic can be read as simply the gateway for overcoming presentism and objectivism, as a starting-point that counter-poses practical usage to theoretical examination, wherein usage opens up different and more original philosophical concepts.
Aboriginal Ge-Stell [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
Although the early state did not invent slavery it did invent, in response to the demands of administration, a new technology: literacy; a technology which more than any other instantiates positionality.
Communication of Silence at Martin Heidegger: Sygetics – Logics of Thinking Silence [PDF]
The logic of the thought which reasons the truth of the being is the logic of silence, that is, sygetics. It is not merely an isolated logic of silence. Sygetics points to the essence of language.
Being on TV: Heidegger, Wisser, and Adorno’s Ghost [PDF]
Heidegger and Hölderlin on Aether and Life [PDF]
For Heidegger, beyond the conviction that we can get technology in hand, coupled with our ever greater confidence in techno-neutrality, a conviction, he tells us already in his first essay on technology, "delivers us over to it in the worse possible way."
Existential Medicine-Heidegger and the Lessons from Zollikon [DOCX]
For Heidegger, doctors who "think" are more than technicians. They question the assumptions of the natural sciences, make a concerted effort to situate the sufferer within his or her life-world, and attend to their unique experiences and self-interpretations.
The Presence of Art and the Absence of Heidegger
Despite Arendt’s avowing to Heidegger that The Human Condition “owes practically everything to you in every respect,” one thing it clearly didn’t owe to Heidegger, thankfully, was any sense that modernity, for all its discontents and frustrations, is utterly irredeemable. For Heidegger, the work of art redeems us insofar as it helps to conduct us back to a radically pre-modern world where Being still speaks to us through the medium of “things” in their “thinghood” or “thingliness,” as it were. A rustic jug or a peasant’s pair of work-boots are authentic “things” whereas most of what we handle as benighted moderns is corrupted by modernity’s alienation from Being.
Irruption and Annihilation [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
After its fashion the Shimmer-generator is casting-forth a world by its rapid recombination of DNA resulting in an ecosystem quite alien to the native. With or without intentionality the Shimmer-generator is projecting a new world. The Shimmer-generator thus has broken through our ambit of sense, Umkreis, and irrupted into being-in-the-world; imposing its own radically other ‘sense.’
The “Turn” Away from the Transcendental-Phenomenological Positioning of Being and Time to the Thinking of Being as Physis and Aletheia [PDF]
The radicality of Heidegger’s later position on Being as physis as aletheia lies, then, in this: Being is not strictly speaking dependent upon the human being as the site or dative, the “to-whom,” of Being’s unending temporal emergence and unconcealedness.
Heidegger and the Right Heideggerians
Phenomenology vs. crypto-metaphysics
The Right Heideggerians claim Ereignis is “just another name” for “Being,” but they are unable to explain what Ereignis means and why it has to be the thing itself. Instead they keep repeating their now expanded mantra, ̓Αλήθεια = Φύσις = “Being” = die Sache selbst = Ereignis! Contrary to the Latin maxim rem tene, verba sequentur, they cling to these sacrosanct terms as precious gifts from the Master Himself.
Fragmentation into Various Ways of Being [PDF]
A Departure from Analogy into the Splintered and Fragmented 'Ways of Being' [PDF]
How Simultaneous Multiple Independent Times Impact Our 'Ways of Being' [PDF]
Responding to Kris McDaniel's The Fragmentation of Being
Heidegger and the ‘There Is’ of Being [PDF]
When we say that ‘being is’, we use a sense of ‘being’ that ‘posits nothing in reality’ and hence our sentence is consistent with our ﬂatfooted denial that Being and its modes are genuine entities. And ﬁnally, we can see how Heidegger could think that being depends on Dasein even though there are many entities that do not depend on Dasein.
The God of Ge‐Stell in the legislative-‐prayer cases [PDF]
Doug C. Wise
The ceremonial purpose of legislative prayer is to commandeer the divine and position it in the regime of orderable resource as backing, ground, warrant, legitimation for lawmaker's actions.
Heidegger’s Error: Philosophy without Sophia [PDF]
Basically what Heidegger does not understand is that there are things about ourselves that were always true that we only later discover about ourselves, and that is wisdom to understand the self in such depth as to realize what it actually is like behind the semblances. Heidegger’s Dasein cannot discover what it always was and always will be, its Arche: origin and end as the same.
Science as Social Existence: Heidegger and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge [PDF]
In response to external-world scepticism, Heidegger launched a phenomenological inquiry into the basic ways in which a cognising subject experiences its relation to the world. He conceptualised this experience in existential terms as an experience of ‘being-in-the-world.’ On Heidegger’s account, the most basic form of being-in-the-world is an experience of immersed involvement in a world of work. The epistemological problem of how the subject gains access to an external world is neutralised once one recognises that subject and world were never separated in the first place.
Animal Dasein: the genesis of existentials in the early Heidegger's interpretations of Aristotle [PDF]
If Heidegger will eventually claim that animals have no world, not even an Umwelt, his earlier lecture courses show that this constitutes a reversal in his way of thinking.
Being Itself and the Being of Beings: Reading Aristotle’s Critique of Parmenides (Physics 1.3) after Metaphysics [PDF]
What is inaccessible to thinking must therefore be absolutely excluded from the sphere of intelligibility. It follows that being/intelligibility as such must be completely and perfectly self-identical, self-sufficient, and unitary, safeguarded from any interaction with and from any reference to a nonintelligible outside or other of intelligible being-there. This is the core insight of Parmenides’ way of ἀλήθεια, of intelligible evidence, which is also the way of ἔστιν—understood in the subjectless and absolute sense of “there is.”
Heidegger and Aristotle
Translated by Pete Ferreira
Heidegger's thought represents a dense stitching of Aristotle's presence in our century. It does not give us a simple interpretation of Aristotle, but enacts a radical attempt at renewal with an invigorating understanding of the fundamental problems which for the first time are grasped in Aristotle's text and shown to Western thought.
Opened Grounds: Studies on Foundation and Truth in Phenomenology [PDF]
The continuity of the color spectrum, becoming present in the artwork, interrupts any conceptual classification of the leaves—in, say, a yellow, maybe an orange, and a green kind. The peculiar arrangement of the leaves, their sculpting or setting-up as a work, highlights these colors, makes them “glow,” Heidegger would have said, but it does not reveal any organization according to genus and species nor even a countable number of instances of the same kind.
Why did Heidegger abandon the transcendentalism of Being and Time? [PDF]
The question then becomes: What is this Open or clearing itself, if we disregard the fact that “the side turned towards us” can also appear as the horizon of our presentational thinking? How is the clearing itself opened up?
New from Rowman & Littlefield
A Heideggerian Account of the Film Experience
The first single-author monograph that takes up Heidegger’s relevance to film.MORE
Thinking love: Heidegger and Arendt [PDF]
There was nothing ‘‘open’’ about Heidegger’s passionate relationshipwith Arendt, and precious little in the long succession of affairs that followed.Instead, the fact that Heidegger was (rather nobly) raising as his own son a boy(Hermann) whom Elfride had conceived in an earlier love affair of her own seems tohave given Heidegger something of a lifelong ‘‘Get out of jail free’’ card (or, moreaccurately, a ‘‘Get out of Jail without a divorce’’ card), and one he played with afrequency that tormented Elfride.
East-West Dialogue after Heidegger [PDF]
Bret W. Davis
Heidegger’s entire path of thinking can be understood—as he himself suggests on more than one occasion—as preparing the way for what he calls “the inevitable dialogue with the East Asian World”. And so, while many readers of Heidegger may be satisfied to focus on this or that text or period, this or that issue or step on his path, those who pursue the entire trajectory of his thinking will eventually find themselves faced with the inevitability of this dialogue.
Heidegger is hardly alone in being subject to this, if his circumstances do outclass other scholarly scandals. Philosophy is thus just what every textbook about philosophy suggests: a list of names for popular consumption. The great philosopher is identifiable by a Google or Twitter ranking. Maybe just, more soberly, by citation frequency.
Routledge has published
At the Limits of Metaphysics
James M. Magrini and Elias Schwieler
In Search of Allies for Postnatural Environmentalism, or Revisiting an Ecophilosophical Reading of Heidegger [PDF]
Heidegger's world seems then to be a structure in which the emergent being of artifacts/beings manifests when they are seen in relation to various activities. This requires the recognition of mutual belonging between all things, which is the condition for the possibility of unfolding their proper identity. That is to say, the Heideggerian concept of the world assumes that only together can beings disclose being.
Forthcoming in Environmental Values.
Overview of the Core of the Western Worldview starting from Cassirer and Heidegger Complementarity [PDF]
Dasein and Special Systems Theory in Heidegger’s Being and Time [PDF]
Heidegger’s Being and Time as an Emergent Event [PDF]
Cassirer, Heidegger, Schemas Theory: A Rapprochement [PDF]
Heidegger never got beyond facticity [PDF]
Therefore, we can correctly say – where “correctly” means “in accordance with the intention of all his work” – that Heidegger’s efforts as a whole were directed towards knowing and embracing the facticity that we essentially are. To state those moments in classical Greek terms: first, “γνῶθι σεαυτόν” and then “γένοι’ οἷος ἐσσι μαθών”
Doug C. Wise
The setting of Being into what appears as beings (in das Erscheinende als das Seiende) is the operation of the as-structure; taking-as is the technology of Dasein’s world-forming. The hand, says Aristotle, is the tool of tools. Taking-as, for Heidegger, is the technē of technai. (But not, he will insist, the essence of technology; technē remains ‘technological.’)
Interview with Prof. Richard Capobianco [PDF]
Being is the pure emerging of all that emerges (physis). Being is the pure manifesting of all that is manifest (aletheia). Being is the pure laying-out and gathering of all that is (the primordial Logos). This understanding of Being, although already in evidence in the early work, came into fullest view in his “later” writings and reflections.
Routledge has published
Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene
The work of Ernst Jünger and its effect on the development of Martin Heidegger’s influential philosophy of technologyMORE
Heidegger’s Ereignis and Wittgenstein on the Genesis of Language [PDF]
If Wittgenstein were permitted just one critique of Heidegger’s account of the Ereignis, it would likely be that Heidegger too has been seduced by language. For even though Heidegger acknowledges the limits of language, he continues to violate those limits because “[I]n so far as people think they can see the limits of human understanding, they believe of course that they can see beyond these”. Specifically, Wittgenstein might well say that Heidegger description of the opening of an Open, a “world” in which beings can be present, is simply a mythological way of referring to the “world” of meaning.