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Spirit-power talking

Doug C. Wise

Heidegger treats the poetry as reporting the Befindlichkeit of stone.

Plato and Heidegger on Sophistry and Philosophy

Jens Kristian Larsen

That Aristotle’s understanding of the good is ontological is thus not the result of his disregarding ‘values’, but simply of his radical attempt to understand the good for each thing primarily on the basis of the way each thing can be said to be.

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West Coast Heidegger Workshop 2025

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
January 17th - 18th, 2025

Keynotes by Julia Ireland and Francisco Gonzalez

“The Problem of Science” in Nietzsche and Heidegger

Babette Babich

Contra received logic, Heidegger proposes the radical poverty of reflective thihking: thought, in all its modesty.

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Martin Heidegger as Interrogator
The Final Paradigm

Daniel Fidel Ferrer

Heidegger did send us a “message;” namely, to ponder philosophical questions. Just like he said of Aristotle, all of the questions are still “open”.

Logos, Muthos, Theos
Heidegger’s Phenomenology and the Sacralization of Being

Larry Hatab

[A] mythical world of meaningful life is a mode of dwelling immune to critique by a standard of scientific objectivity.

Amid Germania’s Holidays
From Dasein’s Sieg to Hitler’s Sieg Heil

Rodrigo Therezo

Derrida is then right to emphasize a radical alterity of every Dasein, not just in the sense of being as other but in the more ontic sense of other beings who are nevertheless constitutive of Dasein’s ownmost Seinkönnen.

Eric Voegelin and Martin Heidegger on the Anaximander Fragment

Thomas W. Holman

For both, Anaximander articulates the justice of order according to the interplay of things and the apeiron, where apeiron is conceived as both the limitless and the ordering principle (or arche) of the interplay.

Should We Fear Large Language Models?
A Structural Analysis of the Human Reasoning System for Elucidating LLM Capabilities and Risks Through the Lens of Heidegger's Philosophy [PDF]

Jianqiu Zhang

LLMs, like Heidegger's concept of "Das Man" or the "they," which are reliant on verbal relational links, are categorically inauthentic.

Disentangling Heidegger's Transcendental Questions

Chad Engelland

The reconstruction of the preparatory question (SZ I.1-2) and its reversal (SZ I.3) reveals that Heidegger’s later criticism of the (preparatory) transcendental question in fact relies on the success of the question. Transcendental terms become translated into the terms of Ereignis and its “reciprocity” (Gegenschwung).

Heidegger and the ‘There Is’ of Being [PDF]

Kris McDaniel

Some expressions ‘cut closer to the metaphysical joints’ than others. Among the expressions that cut closest are what I called ‘semantically primitive quantifier expressions’ that correspond to (possible) senses of ‘being’ that in turn correspond to Heidegger’s fundamental modes of being.

A Proposal for Translating Heidegger’s Interpretation of Kant

Morganna Lambeth

[W]hen he interprets other thinkers, he adopts a terminology that is foreign to his ordinary way of writing. ... When translated, these interpretations should read differently than when Heidegger builds his own terminology in order to express his own philosophical positions.

Martin Heidegger’s Concept of Understanding (Verstehen)
An Inquiry into Artificial Intelligence [PDF]

Joshua D. F. Hooke

Those seeking to use Heidegger to illustrate the limitations of AI should recognize that both divisions of Being and Time are crucial to their argument.

Heidegger's Being and Time Paraphrased and Annotated

Foreword and Afterword

Thomas Sheehan

In approaching SZ it is important to get off on the right foot, and that entails understanding the presuppositions underlying his work.

Two hermeneutical motives in Reading the Constitution

Doug C. Wise

[W]hat divides textualists from purposivists may be more in the nature of a Holmesian can't-help, a difference in ‘the world as I found it,' thematic commitment, Grundbefinden.

Revisiting Presence

Richard Polt

Even if he accepts presence as our destined and inescapable meaning of being, presence is enabled by a mysterious—let us say—“event” that lets things come to the fore while it itself keeps quiet.

Nothingness and Paraconsistent Logic [PDF]

Hinna Khaan

This deficiency in logic leads Heidegger to the idea that the true logic is ontological and what is usually known as logic is nothing but a contingent expression of it.

‘What Is, Is More than It Is’
Adorno and Heidegger on the Priority of Possibility

Iain Macdonald

[I]f there is any truth to the priority Heidegger gives to possibility, then it should also be expressible outside that philosophy, in another context

Thinking the Event in Heidegger's "Black Notebooks" [PDF]

Sebastiano Galanti Grollo

Thinking should take place in a state of waiting in order to receive what is essential, which does not come about on the basis of the human will. For this purpose, it is necessary for thought to derive from the event itself – Vom Ereignis – as a response to the call of being.

Sprache als Be-wëgen
The Unfolding of Language and Being in Heidegger's Later Work, 1949-1976

Doug Peduti

Language disposes as Ereignis in conversation. While man’s being is grounded in language, grounding occurs only in conversation.

Paganism as a Political Problem
Levinas’s Understanding of Judaism in the 1930s

Michael Fagenblat

Behind Levinas’s idea of religious exigency of “excendence” lies Heidegger’s notion of the spiritual quality of ontological transcendence

Heidegger's Transcendentalism [PDF]

Daniel O. Dahlstrom

But Heidegger also seems to betray unmistakable vestiges of modern transcendentalism as well, especially when one considers the characteristic turn of modern transcendentalism from experience to the conditions of the possibility of experience.

Rules for the Human Park
A Response to Heidegger’s “Letter on ‘Humanism’”

Peter Sloterdijk

Translated by Ian Alexander Moore and Christopher Turner

[B]y exposing and asking out beyond the conditions of European humanism [...], Heidegger entered a trans-humanist or post-humanist realm of thought in which an essential part of philosophical reflection on the human being has moved ever since.

Heidegger's Antigones

Clare Pearson Geiman

τέχνη, here conceived as a secondary form of knowledge whose scope is limited to nonhuman ways of being, becomes the dominant model for conceiving human Being and human knowing.

Heidegger’s Reticence
From Contributions to Das Ereignis and toward Gelassenheit

Daniela Vallega-Neu

The inceptive appropriating event clears an openness, with which Heidegger rethinks the “there” of being-there, the open site (or time-space) for the truth of beyng.

Brokenness of Being and Errancy of Ontological Untruth
Susan Taubes’s Criticism of Heidegger’s Seinsdenken

Elliot R. Wolfson

The unspoken is not simply what is not vocalized ..., but it is rather what is unremittingly withheld as the unsaid, the mystery of all mysteries of the thoughtful saying ..., the concealment that persists as concealed in the disclosure of the concealment disclosed in the concealment of disclosure ....

The Three “Fundamental Deceptions” of Being and Time
Heidegger’s Phenomenology Revisited

David Charles Abergel

[P]henomenology for the young Heidegger was never a descriptive enterprise oriented toward givenness, but always, however obliquely presented throughout the 1920s, a way of participating in the creative unfolding of the site of Being’s happening.

On Beginning Über den Anfang

Richard Polt

The inceptive event is a grounding of a question (Who are we? What does being mean?), a grounding of a problem, a grounding of a displacement.

Heidegger and German Idealism

Peter Trawny

[German Idealism] does not come to a “question of being.” ... In the thinking of Heidegger the “finitude” of the human being is what “comes to view.”

The importance of the nothingness of what we care about

Doug C. Wise

Nothing other than itself, and itself an abyss; in Heidegger's alternative usage, Nichtigkeit.

Heidegger on Unconcealment and Correctness [PDF]

Taylor Carman

Beliefs and assertions uncover entities, that is, only because human beings disclose worlds.

Black as the New Dissonance
Heidegger, Adorno, and Truth in the Work of Art

Jensen Suther

Preservation in the sense of the disclosure of truth becomes questionable in the age of modern technology because enframing has greatly diminished our capacity for understanding ourselves as historical beings formed by institutions we sustain and transform through our practices.

Material calculation and its unconscious
approaching computerization with Heidegger and Lacan

Marc Heimann & Anne-Friederike Hübener

Heidegger assumes that the modern mode of being is structured by computability (Berechenbarkeit), which means a universal quantification of things into energy to create more energy.

On the Right to Kick a Rock
The Argumentum ad Lapidem and Heidegger’s “The Argument against Need”

Richard Polt

In the order of the evolution of the human species, as well as in the development of a child, bodily effort and resistance come before a full-fledged world, in which we pursue ways of existing by adopting possibilities in a cultural and historical context.

Neither Philosophy nor Theology
The Origin in Heidegger’s Earliest Thought

Erik Kuravsky

[T]he first beginning of philosophy originates as the inceptual event through which an incalculable movement of history is brought forward in the direction of its own Origin, which, being paradoxically futural, is thus capable of being enacted as the other beginning.

Plato’s Other Beginning

John Sallis

Truth as ἀλήθεια would make possible truth as correctness by setting forth a look, a presenting foreground, to which apprehension could correspond and so be correct.

Heidegger and the Problem of Translating the Greek Beginning

Marco Cavazza

Heidegger’s language carves a furrow within the German language that, paradoxically, the foreign reader may feel while the native speaker does not

Human as ζοον λόγον ἔχον and in-der-Welt-sein
Seeking gathering, the one always in relation

Elena Bartolini

The meaning of human being’s existence has to be found in this space, in the relational openness where it finds itself.

“Worlds, Worlding”

Tobias Keiling

Worlding is thus characterized by an experience that can be defined as the opposite of alienation: the experience enters into a mode of heightened authenticity, in which I grasp myself all the more as I am more strongly integrated into the context of meaning in which something shows itself as something.

The Question of Ontological Dependency

Mark A. Wrathall

As we become habituated in a particular way of making sense of entities, we shelter, preserve, and maintain the “openness” within which entities can manifest themselves.

On Heidegger and Ortega y Gasset
the Spanish being and its tragic condition of existence

Juan José Garrido Periñán

[B]ecause living opens one up to death, every thinker who loves life, as I think Ortega y Gasset and Unamuno, among others, did, has to accept the imperative of death as something that belongs to living itself.

On Need: Mortality and Heidegger’s “Argument” with Science

Andrew J. Mitchell

The essence of the human is to be thought of as a guarding and the human as a “guardian.” The guarded here is “the event,” and through the guarding of it, the human belongs to it.

Scheler’s Critique of Heidegger’s Fundamental Ontology [PDF]

Daniel O. Dahlstrom

On the final pages of Scheler’s critical notes to Being and Time, he makes the following observation: “What would the human being mean if he had only to care for himself and the world - and not also for its ground? He would be a footnote to being.”

Discourse and disclosure, Law and Gospel, and the like (notes on The Culmination)

Doug C. Wise

For Paul and Heidegger the law and metaphysics ‘been on the job too long,’ with consequent lethal curse.

Propositions on Heidegger's 'Being-Historical Thinking'

Peter Trawny

Being reveals and conceals not in but as history.

Saying the Unsayable
Heidegger on the Being-in-Itself of Beings

William McNeill

The essence of the human being is “needed” for the event (Ereignis) of such emergence into unconcealment, into presencing (Anwesen). Being-in-itself, the presencing of beings-in-themselves, is thus dependent on the human essence.

Radical conservatism and the Heideggerian right
Heidegger, de Benoist, Dugin

Jussi Backman

[The other beginning] views being as an ongoing, dynamic event of meaning-constitution that constantly situates and (re)contextualizes meaningful presence—as Ereignis, the temporal and spatial event or “taking place” of meaningfulness in and through the reciprocal correlation between the givenness of meaning and human receptivity to meaning.

Heidegger, the Scourge of the Enlightenment

Richard Polt

Heidegger’s way of raising the questions is especially provocative; even at his most parochial and perverse, his texts challenge defenders of reason to reason more clearly and carefully, with greater attention to reason’s limits.


John Sallis

The systematic character of Heidegger's thinking lies not only in its retention of irreducible negativity but also in its structure as a progression of forms in which this negativity takes shape in the guise of untruth.

Heidegger’s Legacy and the Need/Use of Being

Christopher D. Merwin and Ian Alexander Moore

Heidegger’s “Legacy” manuscript and the Brauch material in particular – for all their interpretive challenges – give us something of a final articulation of the relation between Dasein and being.

Heidegger and the Phenomenology of Film

Film-Philosophy journal, Volume 28, Issue 1, February, 2024

Special dossier on Shawn Loht’s Phenomenology of Film: A Heideggerian Account of the Film Experience (2017) organised by Robert Sinnerbrink.

The Anfang to come

Weian Ding

The task of the“other beginning” is, in fact, a philopatry to the first site of the first beginning through the vestige and remnant left by the description of Beyng.

Heidegger's Culmination of German Idealism
A Dialogue with Robert Pippin [Podcast]

Converging Dialogues

Gatherings Volume 13, 2023
The Heidegger Circle Annual

With contributions from: Scott Campbell, Babette Babich, Erik Kuravsky, Teelin Lucero, Christopher D. Merwin, Ian Alexander Moore, Richard Polt, William McNeill, Andrew J. Mitchell, Tobias Keiling, Theodore George, Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei, Rebecca A. Longtin, John Lysaker, Pol Vandevelde, Lucas Buchanan Carroll, and Jeffrey Patrick Colgan.

Crisis and Twilight in Martin Heidegger’s “Nietzsche’s Word ‘God is Dead’”

Babette Babich

[T]he madman comes to teach those in the marketplace, as Nietzsche points out in The Gay Science, that they have done this to themselves. For Heidegger: “They no longer seek because they no longer think.”

Introduction to a Future Way of Thought
On Marx and Heidegger

Kostas Axelos

Edited by Stuart Elden. Translated by Kenneth Mills.

Nihilism as the empire of the mastery of the will to will—already Nietzsche saw that: the will “would rather will the nothing than not will”—, and as the epoch of technology (itself understood as “metaphysics in completion”), perhaps forms the core of Marxism, its driving truth.

Another Kunststück des Lebens—nackte Geworfenheit

Doug C. Wise

Dasein's fundamental authentic project is to make sense of its very sense-making.

The Point of Language in Heidegger’s Thinking
A Call for the Revival of Formal Indication

Lawrence J. Hatab

[A]ll philosophical concepts are formal indications, “formal” in gathering the focal meaning of lived experiences, and “indications” in pointing to engaged circumstances and practices that cannot be fully captured in, or exhausted by, formal concepts.

Heidegger & Antisemitism [audio stream]

Matthew Sweet, Maximilian de Gaynesford, Peter Osborne, Daniel Herskowitz, and Donatella Di Cesare

BBC radio 3 show

Questioning Heidegger's Silence

Babette Babich

The postmodern is not a moment beyond the modern. Instead, what is represented by the postmodern is the unmasterable, disappointed condition of the Enlightenment ideal of modernity "after Auschwitz."

What's in a Word?
Heidegger's Grammar and Etymology of “Being”

Gregory Fried

Language is not a being at all, but, like Being itself, it is what gives us access to all beings in the first place.

Heidegger's Method
Philosophical Concepts as Formal Indications [PDF]

Daniel O. Dahlstrom

If Heidegger's characterization of philosophical concepts as formal indications possesses a significant similarity to the nature of artistic composition, it has even closer ties to what he understands as the theological formation and development of Christian belief.

20 most viewed papers on in 2023

Author Document
Thomas Sheehan What does Heidegger mean by “time”?
Andrew Mitchell The “Letter on Humanism”: Ek-sistence, Being, and Language
Andrew Mitchell What Is Called Drinking? Heidegger, Wine, and Loss
Lee Braver How to say the same thing: Heidegger's vocabulary and grammar of being
Alfred Denker Heidegger’s Correspondence
Thomas Sheehan Rewriting Heidegger
Thomas Sheehan Heidegger: The Three Meanings of ἀλήθεια
Katherine Withy Concealing and Concealment in Heidegger
Daniela Vallega-Neu Ereignis
Doug Wise Ontological reaction norms and their distribution
Doug Wise Limerence—l'amour-passion—as aberrantly salient sense-making
Katherine Withy Thinking Being as Self-Concealing
Thomas Sheehan Hiding in Plain Sight: Κίνησις at the Core of Heidegger’s Work (Prolegomenon)
Taylor Carman Heidegger’s Disavowal of Metaphysics
David Farrell Krell On the Manifold Meaning of Aletheia: Brentano, Aristotle, Heidegger
Doug Wise Paranoid comedy in the Black Notebooks
Doug Wise The Forms still rule us from their graves—notes on Common Good Constitutionalism
Doug Wise A genealogy of meaning—notes on The Machines of Evolution and the Scope of Meaning
Krzysztof Ziarek On Heidegger’s Einmaligkeit Again: The Single Turn of the Event
Andrej Jovićević The Path's Forking: Toward a Dialetheic Account of Heidegger's Truth

Tentatio as fallenness and death as Care
Of Dasein’s many faces in early and later writings

Ulkar Sadigova

Being is always disclosed to such falling – hence the ontological being is always concerned with falling and always falling itself. Tota vita—tentatio; all life is falling.

10 most viewed English Heidegger pages on in 2023*

Text Page
Bremen Lectures "The Thing" 5
Heraclitus 110
Being and Truth 35
The Beginning of Western Philosophy 70
Early Greek Thinking "Aletheia (Heraclitus, Fragment B 16)" 102
Being and Time 22
Pathmarks "What is Metaphysics?" 120
The Question Concerning Technology 19
The Principle of Reason 113
Discourse On Thinking "Memorial Address" 56
Heraclitus Seminars 6

There are 11 pages because the bottom two tied for 10th place.

* excluding pages in previous years' top ten.

For the time Being
Heidegger’s Final Words in Vorläufiges I-IV

Joeri Schrijvers

[Heidegger] laments that what is lacking today is “phenomenological discipline” (which is something else than the discipline of phenomenology), one that is not biased by one or the other philosophical position and lets itself be determined by the claim of the Sache, the matter of thinking.

“The Last God” in Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy

Moses Aaron Angeles

Beginning means both the one beginning, that is the most originary inceptive occurrence of being in its truth, and the beginning again in a more futural sense, but of a “future,” a coming to be that is already there, but not yet in being.

10 most viewed German Heidegger pages on in 2023*

Text Page
Wegmarken (GA 9) Anmerkungen zu Karl Jaspers »Psychologie der Weltanschauungen« (1919/21) 1
Logik: Die frage nach der Wahrheit (GA 21) WS 1925-26 170
Aus der Erfahrung des Denkens (GA 13) Der Feldweg (1949) 90
Zur Sache des Denkens (GA 14) Das Ende der Philosophie und die Aufgabe des Denkens (1964) 81
Vorträge und Aufsätze (GA 7) Bauen Wohnen Denken (1951) 156
Holzwege (GA 5) Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes (1935/36) 21
Sein und Zeit (Niemeyer) 250
Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) (GA 65) (1936-1938) 408
Frühe Schriften (GA 1) Nachwort des Herausgebers 437
Erläuterungen zu Hölderlins Dichtung (GA 4) Vorwort zur Lesung von Hölderlins Gedichten 195

* excluding pages in previous years' top ten.

Owned Emotions
affective excellence in Heidegger on Aristotle

Katherine Withy

Owning our emotions is thus not a matter of choosing them but of choosing to let them be what they are, as genuinely disclosive.

Tomlinson on deconstraint (Ereignis) and epicycle (Ge-Stell)

Doug C. Wise

In Heidegger's work the Master Signifier of human uniqueness is Ereignis.

On the Absence and Unknowability of God
Heidegger and the Areopagite (1967)

Christos Yannaras

Translated by Haralambos Ventis, introduction by Andrew Louth

Heidegger's analysis, although it applies to the western tradition of what Heidegger calls "onto theology", it does not take account of the Orthodox tradition of apophatic theology, of which Dionysius the Areopagite is a pre-eminent example.

Spoiling the Party?
Heidegger’s Lectures on Trakl at Spa Bühlerhöhe

Tobias Keiling and Ian Alexander Moore

[I]t is difficult, at first blush, to understand how, of all people, Trakl—the drug-addled, Austrian expressionist in love with decay and obsessed with his sister—could become for Heidegger the next “poet of the Germans” and take on the role of savior of the German people and indeed of the entire Occident.

Gottwesen and the De-Divinization of the Last God
Heidegger’s Meditation on the Strange and Incalculable

Elliot R. Wolfson

Temporally, the notion of the last god is an instantiation of Heidegger’s open circle, the return to the beginning that never was, the genuine iteration of the again that is altogether otherwise.

Event and Nothingness

Krzysztof Ziarek

As event, the Ereignis does not offer itself in any positive manner, but precisely as its own ex- or dispropriation. It events by dis- or deventuating: Ereignis gives only as Enteignis; or there is Ereignis only as Enteignis.

Martin Heidegger and the Aletheia of his Greeks

Vrasidas Karalis

Aletheia meant responsivity between the seer and the seen, a relation of mutual interpenetration: the knowing subject changes its forms of understanding as the known object is resignified.

Heidegger's Gesamtausgabe as a Philosophical Problem: Prolegomena

Theodore Kisiel

[C]an this temporal field of a GA perhaps also be understood in the equiprimordial register of truth as unconcealment, such that the “institutional errancy” of family, publishers, editors and translators that in fact has manifested itself in the erratic path of the GA can itself be justified in Heideggerian terms, as what Heidegger himself in fact anticipated?

Fink and Heidegger on Cosmological and Ontological Play: A Confrontation

Ian Alexander Moore

Heidegger considers not just the human but primordial being (or beyng) itself to be finite. Indeed, according to Fink, this is what distinguishes Heidegger’s philosophy from that of all of his predecessors.

Heidegger, Afropessimism, and the Harlem Renaissance
An Interview with Calvin Warren

I think for Heidegger and the question of technology, it's not so much that technology is either a good or a bad thing, it's just the way that metaphysics has distorted the essence of technology or occluded it, so that we don't quite get to its essence.

Between Τέχνη and Technology
The Ambiguous Place of Equipment in Being and Time

Hubert Dreyfus

Nothing stands in the way of the final possibility that for Dasein the only issue left becomes ordering for the sake of order itself.

The Spectral Other and Erotic Melancholy
The Gothic Demon Lover and the Early Seduction Narrative Rake (1532–1822) [PDF]

Deborah Lutz

Face-to-face with its own being, Dasein’s uncanny feeling is not just a sense of being “not-at-home,” it is also a sense of this strangeness being itself at the heart of one’s own existence.

Ontological difference and political philosophy

Reiner Schürmann

Of the two versions of the ontological difference, metaphysical and phenomenological, only the latter allows for an adequate understanding of the referential character of symbols (in symbols a first, apparent meaning refers to a second, hidden meaning which is explored through practice).

A secondary sexual character as Grundbefinden

Doug C. Wise

Heidegger's insight disclosed to him that the Dasein in human being is nothing human.

What Is Metaphysics? Original Version

Martin Heidegger

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.

A Heideggerian Reading of the Philosophy of Art of Susanne K. Langer
with Special Reference to Architecture

Edward P. Donohue

Heidegger’s metaphysical grounding of logic supports Langer’ contention that art is not opaque and ineffable simply because it cannot be projected into propositional form.

Martin Heidegger and Kitayama Junyū
Nothingness, Emptiness, and the Thing

Eric S. Nelson

The clearing is an opening lighting center beyond beings that encircles all that is akin to the barely known nothing.

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