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Aletheia and Heidegger’s transitional readings of Plato’s Cave allegory

James McGuirk

[T]ruth and untruth are re-thought because the ‘thrownness’ (Geworfenheit) of Dasein is re-thought in terms of the clearing (Lichtung) of Being to which historical man is given over.

Ereignis

Daniela Vallega-Neu

Original PDF.

The event of appropriation is nothing “behind” being and time but rather names their appropriation, the event of their coming into their own and in relation to each other.

Heidegger's Destruction of Phronesis

Robert Bernasconi

If recognition of the destruction of the history of ontology leads one to pause in the face of the claim that “Heidegger is the author of Being and Time,” it is a doubt which quickly spreads to other philosophical texts.

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What Is Called Drinking? Heidegger, Wine, and Loss

Andrew J. Mitchell

Original PDF version.

Heidegger thus sees in Dionysus a blending of opposites as well, a coexistence of contradiction, even that between presence and absence. For this reason, he is the god of neither presence nor absence, Dionysus is the god of the trace, of that which lies “between” presence and absence.

Limerence—l'amour-passion—as aberrantly salient sense-making

Doug C. Wise

The point to note is that Heideggerian love purports to be distinct from limerence. For the distinctive feature of amour-passion is ‘volo ut sis—the lover of me.' ‘I want to be loved by you' as the song goes.

Love as Attunement

Acylene Maria Cabral Ferreira

[T]he articulation of the disclosedness to being of Dasein and Dasein-with in the attunement of freedom enables the meeting, the comportment, of the disclosedness of the understanding and freedom of being for the other in the attunement of love.

20 most viewed papers on beyng.com in 2022

Author Document
Thomas Sheehan What does Heidegger mean by “time”?
Thomas Sheehan Heidegger: The Three Meanings of ἀλήθεια
Andrew Mitchell What Is Called Drinking?
Theodore Kisiel Heidegger and Our Twenty-first Century Experience of Ge-Stell
Patricia Glazebrook Heidegger and Economics
Patricia Glazebrook Heidegger and Vandana Shiva
Doug Wise Dolores hears a Who
Andrew Mitchell The “Letter on Humanism”: Ek-sistence, Being, and Language
Doug Wise Heidegger, Freud, and the other clearing
Doug Wise Heidegger and Darwin
Lawrence Berger Attention as the Way to Being
Doug Wise Phenomenogony: Alcman and Heidegger on Θέτις and θέσις
Taylor Carman Heidegger’s Disavowal of Metaphysics
Franco Volpi Dasein as Praxis
William McNeill Heidegger’s Hölderlin Lectures
Doug Wise vermes Fremenque cano—new Dune, eternal recurrence, last god
Doug Wise Topology of being and its limit theorem
Patricia Glazebrook From φύσις to Nature, τέχνη to Technology
Shawn Loht Heidegger’s Phenomenology of the Greek Gods
Katherine Withy Concealing and Concealment in Heidegger

The Untranslatable Word? Reflections on Ereignis

Richard Polt

We must simply experience this owning in which man and being are owned to each other, that is, we must take the turn into what we call Ereignis.

Martin Heidegger "On the Essence of Truth" [Podcast]

Euro Beauro of Literaturo


Nomadism, Homelessness, and the Homecoming of the Poet
Rosenzweig and Heidegger in Conversation

Elliot R. Wolfson

Insofar as “the historicality of the domain of man is grounded in the enowning-character of be-ing (Ereignis-Charakter des Seyns),” a person can be historical or unhistorical, but if one is entirely “without history,” then the human becomes an animal.

Affectivity in Heidegger I: Moods and Emotions in Being and Time [PDF]

Andreas Elpidorou, Lauren Freeman

“affectivity.” The benefit of this translation is that it captures the notion that existing in the world, we are always already affected by and feel things, as well as the sense in which in Befindlichkeit things matter to us.

10 most viewed English Heidegger pages on beyng.com in 2022*

Text Page
Country Path Conversations 11
Parmenides 120
Basic Writings "Building Dwelling Thinking" 352
Plato's Sophist 323
Being and Time 262
Early Greek Thinking "Moira (Parmenides VIII, 34-41)" 79
Heraclitus 115
The Question Concerning Technology 28
Bremen Lectures "Positionality" 23
Hölderlin's Hymns "Germania" and "The Rhine" 50

* excluding pages in previous years' top ten.


Ecce Homo/Ecce Cogitatio:
On Heidegger’s Politics and His Philosophy

Lawrence J. Hatab

Yet Heidegger’s subsequent writings, in my opinion, show that the early phenomenology really was simply preliminary to a larger philosophical aim: getting to some fundamental essence that can ground thinking and that might be taken as something unto itself (being as such or Ereignis, understood as independent of beings).

10 most viewed German Heidegger pages on beyng.com in 2022*

Text Page
Holzwege (GA 5) Wozu Dichter? 269
Grundprobleme der Phänomenologie. 1919 (GA 58) 261
Sein und Zeit (Niemeyer) 2
Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) (GA 65) 331
Kant und das Problem der Metaphysik (GA 3) 13
Wegmarken (GA 9) Vom Wesen des Grundes 174
Vorträge und Aufsätze (GA 7) Was heißt Denken? 129
Die Geschichte des Seyns (GA 69) 95
Grundfragen der Philosophie. Ausgewählte »Probleme« der »Logik« (GA 45) 193
Frühe Schriften (GA 1) Vorwort zur ersten Ausgabe der „Frühen Schriften" 55

* excluding pages in previous years' top ten.


Hermeneia and Apophansis: The early Heidegger on Aristotle

Thomas Sheehan

Heidegger interpreted human beings, insofar as they already know the beingness-dimension of entities, as transcendence, i.e., as being already beyond entities and disclosive of the possibilities in terms of which entities can be understood. This kinetic exceeding of entities he called the human being's Immer-schon-vorweg-sein, his condition of being "always already ahead" of entities.

A ‘scarcely pondered word’
The place of tragedy: Heidegger, Aristotle, Sophocles [PDF]

William McNeill

Our dwelling in the moment of decision is itself determined by, or, better, occurs as, φρόνησις, which, as the deliberative accomplishment of dwelling, mediates in an altogether singular manner between ethical virtue of character and the arrival of the unknown, of that which has yet to be decided: the being of one’s dwelling in the openness of a world.

The Use of the Landscape in Heidegger's Philosophy [PDF]

Gabriel R. Ricci

To take the earth under our care, the consequence of preserving the Fourfold according to Heidegger, means that staying on the earth does not make humans pilgrims, but curators of the sort that make cultivation and construction possible in the first place.

On Martin Heidegger's "Being and Time" [Podcast]

A discussion with

Peter Gordon

Despite its dark context, Being and Time remains essential reading for engaging with the vexing challenges presented by modernity.

Disposedness/Befindlichkeit (Heidegger Lexicon)

Jan Slaby

The perspective on temporality that is coded into the deep structure of affective comportment helps to relate even putatively fleeting affective states to more encompassing situational and worldly conditions, and moreover in a dynamical fashion that always points ahead of the concrete “now” into essentially open yet always already pre-fashioned dimensions of possibility.

Escaping the Algorithms
The question concerning AI

Alexander Stern

The threat is not mainly that AI may take over certain activities from human beings, but that we already regard these activities as functions akin to the supply of power.

What does Heidegger mean by Ereignis?

ChatGPT

Heidegger's concept of Ereignis is a difficult one to define, as he himself offered no clear explanation of its meaning. Broadly speaking, Ereignis is a German word that translates to "event" or "appropriation," and Heidegger used it to refer to the process of coming into being, in which the essence of something is revealed. Heidegger argued that Ereignis was the ultimate source of all being, and the relationship between humans and the world. This relationship is one in which a particular being is revealed as having its own particular essence, and in which all beings come into a meaningful relationship of mutual disclosure.

Hebel - Friend of the House

Martin Heidegger

Translated by

Bruce V. Foltz and Michael Heim

The language machine is — and above all, is still becoming — one manner in which modern technology controls the mode and the world of language as such.

Heidegger, Formal Indication, and Sexual Difference

Eric S. Nelson

Sexuality and gender, as elements of essentializing anthropology in Heidegger’s critique, close off more than they can unlock possibilities of tangible existence.

Heidegger’s Typewriter

Richard Polt

Original PDF version.

It is not that the typewriter, on its own, has clouded the world; this signless cloud, if properly read, points to an “event” of oblivion that has affected the relations among being, human beings, and beings as a whole.

Gerhard Krüger's Platonic critique of Martin Heidegger

Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire

Krüger argues that Plato's dialogues conceive of truth as a dynamic process of self-revealing which is by no means reducible to the propositional understanding of truth

Heidegger’s Basic Assumptions [PDF]

Daniel O. Dahlstrom

The future that provides the sense of my being-here is not something on hand, it is not the presence of any object, and yet only with a view to it am I able to make sense of existing.

All of a Sudden: Heidegger and Plato’s Parmenides [PDF]

Jussi M. Backman

In Heidegger’s reading, the dialogue culminates in the notion of the “ instant” (to exaiphnēs, Augenblick) in which the temporal plurality of presence and un-presence converges into a unified disclosure.

Geschlecht II: Heidegger's Hand [PDF]

Jacques Derrida

Man's hand is thought ever since thought, but thought is thought ever since speaking or language.

Why students of Heidegger will have to read Emil Lask

Theodore Kisiel

How are we to fathom, let alone think of, a pretheoretical realm which precedes and underlies the distinction between subject and object while at once describing their dynamic intentional unity?

Philosophical Aesthetics and Heidegger’s ‘Origin of the Work of Art’

Babette Babich

Heidegger’s claim is always a crucially, critically local claim, a claim of place, of the world-historical playing together of time and space (Zeit-Spiel-Raumes).

Heidegger’s Birth

Peter Hanly

Original PDF version.

It is here, then, that we can see at work something like a natality: this thinking of being is a thinking of natality to the extent that it is a thinking of incipience, of a dynamic of emergence and withdrawal.

Rilke in the Light of Heidegger (1961)

Willem L. Graff

Only on the ground of Possibility and Nothingness, only against the background of death, can reality in the usual sense be known.

Heidegger: The Fourfold

that-which

In its “thinging”, the thing refers to what is elsewhere. It is in this referring to what lies beyond itself, in an elsewhere, that the thing becomes itself and announces its existence.

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7. What does Heidegger refer to as the event of appropriation and what would be the result?
  1. Understanding our natural place in the world which results in peace of mind and with the world.
  2. Understanding time and presencing which results in understanding our place in the world.
  3. Coming to accept ourselves and others as a Being which results in socially beneficial actions.
  4. The event where one comes to self-actualizing which results in them becoming masters of the world.

Um, none of the above?


A Heideggerian Critique of Cyberbeing

Richard Polt

The next step might be an openness to the Ereignis, the transformative event that grants a founding experience of being. Such an event would be the true Singularity.

Being and Time Untitled Exergue

Thomas Sheehan

time is the field within which being is intelligible at all

Being as floating signifier—notes on Heidegger on Being Self-Concealing

Doug C. Wise

In light of Withy's account self-concealing being can be taken in this very way—as a zero symbolic value in the ontology-system: opposed to — other than — all things in its lack of thinghood; and yet opposed to — rather than — the absence of all things, to nothing.

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

Kris McDaniel

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 flat-footed 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.

Authenticity and Heidegger’s Antigone

Katherine Withy

Sophocles’ Antigone is the only individual whom Heidegger names as authentic.

Guide to Heidegger

Gumberg Library


Heidegger on being a sexed or gendered human being

Jill Drouillard

Original PDF version.

Dasein, by focusing on the “how” of historical construction rather than the “what is” of static juxtapositions, offers insights for thinking about nonbinary, trans, and genderqueer identities.

Philosophy and Truth [Podcast]

A discussion with

Johannes Niederhauser

Truth happens because we participate in it, and this is not a one-time event but a path we travel over and over again.

Myth and Truth in Heidegger’s Lecture Course on Parmenides [PDF]

John Teepen Schlachter

To name or speak the meaning of being anew means to rely simultaneously on the self-givenness of being and on one’s own ability to speak when that givenness clearly arises. This moment of being’s emergence in speech is what Heidegger calls Ereignis.

Martin Heidegger’s commentary on Plato’s Theaetetus

Derek Hampson

The mis-taking of ψευδὴς δόξα is therefore a failure of the intended predicate, i.e. what is said about the object before us. This leads Plato to grasp the essence of ψεῦδος, un-truth, as the un-correctness of the proposition. Accordingly truth must also have its seat in the λόγος, rather than unhiddenness, it is thereby understood in terms of the correctness of the proposition.

Why asking the question of being still remains a question for our time

Róisín Lally

Original PDF version.

Perduring in deep time and remembering the language of nature is an interpretative ongoing process that takes seriously other-than-human entities that occupy and share our world.

Being and Worldhood: The Philosophy of Martin Heidegger [Podcast]

A dialogue with

Richard Polt


Gatherings Volume 12, 2022

With contributions from: Scott M. Campbell, Ian Alexander Moore, Richard Polt, David Kleinberg-Levin, Yuval Adler, Erik Kuravsky, Kevin Aho, Jill Drouillard, Jesús Adrián Escudero, Tricia Glazebrook, Róisín Lally, Iain Thomson, Yuchen Liang, and James Emery.

Analysis of Heidegger's "Ge-Stell" Thought of Modern Technology and Art

Jialin Li, Bin Zhang

With the growing separation of thinking and poetry, computational thinking is rampant everywhere, and an era of technological dictatorship and poverty of thought and poetry has arrived.

Introduction to Martin Heidegger’s “The German Student as Worker” and “The German University”

Richard Wolin

[E]vidence suggests that Heidegger, under the influence of the Third Reich’s Arbeitsideologie, viewed “Arbeit” as an autonomous mode of ontological “unconcealment” (Unverborgenheit) whereby the “Being of beings” is revealed.

The German Student as Worker

Matriculation Ceremony Speech November 25th, 1933

The German University

Two addresses delivered at summer courses for foreign students at the University of Freiburg, August 15-16, 1934

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The Truth (and Untruth) of Language

Gert-Jan van der Heiden

Ereignis concerns a gift of language in which the essence of language is disclosed to us. Heidegger writes that Ereignis can be experienced as that which gives or grants. What it gives and what it grants is that which is most proper to us, namely the realm of the open to which we belong.

Being and Time Paraphrased, Introduction

Thomas Sheehan

[O]nce he understood the breakthrough Husserl had achieved with the categorial intuition, Heidegger applied that insight to a rereading of κίνησις in Aristotle that started him on his lifelong pursuit of the question of being.

The essence of modern technology and the essence of life:—same

Doug C. Wise

Whether Kraftsmaschine is taken as ‘dynamo’ or as ‘power tool’ its kinetic essence is ‘rotor.’

Constellating Technology: Heidegger's Die Gefahr/The Danger

Babette Babich

Original PDF version.

Heidegger presents the currency of need and desperation, that is: he lists a litany of death, as indeed of pain that is to say suffering, and also of poverty, all and each as what confronts us and at the same time manages not to touch us, leaving us unmoved, unchanged, in a terrifying sense.

Cassirer and Heidegger in Davos

An Interview with

Simon Truwant


Heidegger and the Greeks [Seminar]

School of Philosophy, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

Andrew Benjamin, Richard M. Capobianco, Richard Colledge, Jeff Malpas, Claude Romano, Marilyn Stendera

With participation via Videolink


Attunements, Truth, and Errancy
in Heidegger’s Thinking

Daniela Vallega-Neu

Original PDF version.

[F]undamental attunements let our relation to particular things and events retreat and reveal the sheer “that” of being and nonbeing and thus the possibility of being and nonbeing as such.

Martin Heidegger: Overcoming Metaphysics

Thomas Sheehan

We cannot, in the strict sense of these terms, know and understand the clearing, but we can and should acknowledge it, precisely because this field of meaningfulness is not only the most basic fact of our existence but in fact is our existence.

At the Crossroads of the Cave: Plato and Heidegger on History and Nihilism [Podcast]

Gregory Fried

St. John's College (Annapolis) Lectures


Nietzsche-Darwin Bingo

Doug C. Wise

The ‘hidden secret of our essence' is the ‘having-been' that is still within us and is us, fabricated as we are piece by piece from alien forms, and fabricating as we do piece by piece new forms.

The Complete Taxonomy [PDF]

Katherine Withy

Three planks tabulated.


Being is Evil:
Boehme’s Strife and Schelling’s Rage in Heidegger’s “Letter on ‘Humanism’”

Robert Bernasconi

Original PDF version.

Heidegger acknowledged that to think that evil dwells in the essence of being represented a challenge.

Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann

8 October 1934 – 2 August 2022


Gelassenheit, the Middle Voice, and the Unity of Heidegger's Thought

Ian Alexander Moore

Inasmuch as Dasein through its transcendence implicitly projects or lets be the open realm in which beings may be encountered, Dasein implicitly philosophizes.

Heidegger's Philosophy of Science:
Calculation, Thought, and Gelassenheit

Babette Babich

Original PDF version.

What is at issue is not the difference between modern and classical science, but that between Western thinking and its forgotten origin.

Anaximander's un-String Theory

Doug C. Wise

The space of possibilities of meaningful presence — die Lichtung — is one such bubble within the larger bubble that is life — the space of possibilities of organisms — within the rather larger bubble that is our particular universe, a bubble within eternal inflation.

Heidegger's Categories in Being and Time

Robert Brandom

The Monist, Vol. 66, No. 3, Categories (JULY, 1983), pp. 387-409

Not only is the distinction between the ontological categories of the ready-to-hand and the present-at-hand intelligible only in terms of the sort of Being that Dasein has, but the difference between Dasein's sort of being and readiness-to- and presentness-at-hand must itself be understood in terms of Dasein.

Introduction to Ontological Terror [PDF]

Calvin L. Warren

Heidegger’s philosophy, in many ways, can be read as an allegory of antiblackness and black suffering — the metaphysical violence of the transatlantic slave trade.

Concealing and Concealment in Heidegger

Katherine Withy

That being conceals itself, that world effaces itself, and that the clearing surreptitiously holds back other possibilities are all modes of concealing that obtain simultaneously with the unconcealing in question. They are all also modes of self-concealing in one way or another, whether what is concealed is the unconcealment, the unconcealing or the concealment itself.

Being at the Beginning: Heidegger's Interpretation of Heraclitus

Daniel O. Dahlstrom

Original PDF version.

[T]o think this beginning in a way that captures its originary, inceptive dimension is to come to understand being in a way different from yet underlying the Greek beginning and its understanding of being (Sein) as φύσις. It is, in other words, to understand be-ing (Seyn) as the historical grounding of the meaning of being and its difference from beings, i.e., as the ground that constitutes and thus appropriates to itself the essential correlation of that meaning and human understanding of it.

The Path’s Forking: Toward a dialetheic account of Heidegger’s Truth

Andrej Jovićević

[I]t is not that Theaetetus’ answer should be assimilated to empiricism and rejected on such grounds, but rather that this answer assimilates unhiddenness to presence (what-is-present, phantasia) to the point where the two terms become identical.

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Heidegger on Being
Self-Concealing

Katherine Withy

There is much to be said about being’s shining out and its various modes, as well as about disclosing and how it is correlated with being as a dimension of third-plank unconcealing (i.e., das Ereignis). Indeed, there is much to be said about worlding, which is a way of thinking third-plank unconcealing that receives comparatively little attention in Heidegger’s corpus. There is presumably also more to be said about being’s self-concealing—not only about the fact that being conceals itself but also about how we experience and express that self-concealing.

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Disclosive breakdown at common law

Doug C. Wise

All of which leaves us with the classic Heideggerian question: the Grundmerismus discloses a fundamental difference—in what dimension is that difference embedded? What subtends the distinction between ontotheology and finitude, that from which the two emerge in their difference?

Heidegger on Plato, Truth, and Unconcealment: The 1931–32 Lecture on The Essence of Truth [PDF]

Mark Wrathall

The whole allegory is about the process by which we become capable of bringing things into unhiddenness, and yet unhiddenness as an event itself is not fully thematized.

Modern Natural Science and Technology (1976)

Martin Heidegger

Heidegger’s last letter.


Conference

Heidegger on Nietzsche

June 20-21, Lisbon and online

The conference will explore and discuss Martin Heidegger’s reading and reception of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideas.


New book

Heidegger’s Being
The Shimmering Unfolding

Richard Capobianco

The “first inception” among the ancient Greeks glimpsed Being as pure giving and granting, and the “other inception,” which is breaking in upon human beings in the present time, retrieves the first inception and brings into fresh language the giving, letting, appropriating character of Beyng itself, namely, as Ereignis.

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The Origin of the Work of Art

Gregory Schufreider

Original PDF.

If art involves an ontological determination, then this is to insist that a time-space of unconcealment is not only opened up in the conflict between world and Earth but that what Heidegger designates as “the truth of being” happens historically in ontical creations that are stationed in the midst of beings to set a standard for their appearance as phenomena.

Heidegger’s Transcendental Phenomenology in the Light of Husserl’s Project of First Philosophy

Dermot Moran

Where Heidegger speaks of the inquiry into the meaning of being as the most basic and concrete of questions, Hussed agrees, but he comments in the margin that this is a "transcendental-phenomenological question" about the constitutive meaning of being.

Being and Time section 7
Method: Phenomenology

Thomas Sheehan

As Heidegger puts it, the fact that something is not this or that is what constitutes that thing’s being.

§ 7 of the paraphrastic translation in the Being and Time app updated.


Heidegger and the Question Concerning Biology: Life, Soul, and Nature in the Early Aristotle Lecture Courses

David Storey

The point is that Heidegger approaches ontology in terms of movement rather than things,that the main movement he is concerned with is that of life, and that early on, life is conceived not merely as the temporal movement of human Dasein, but in a wider sense to include both humans and other living things.

Tracy Burr Strong

Obituary

6 Aug 1943 — 11 May 2022


The Argument against Need (for the Being-in-Itself of Entities)

Martin Heidegger

Translated by

Tobias Keiling and Ian Alexander Moore

Being-in-itself is dependent on the human being insofar as being always already shelters within itself the clearing of essencing that is safeguarded by the human essence, but in such a way that this human essence itself belongs to the essence of being, from which that being-in-itself comes forth.

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Heidegger on Deep Time and Being-in-Itself: Introductory Thoughts on “The Argument against Need”

Tobias Keiling and Ian Alexander Moore


New book

Heidegger and the Holy

Edited by Richard Capobianco

The religious and spiritual resonance of Heidegger’s language is unmistakable. His language of “the holy” as “the source” and “the gladsome” that pours forth “light” and abiding “joy” for humans and for all beings is a religious and spiritual language—which certainly has metaphysical and theological implications.

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The Forms still rule us from their graves—notes on Common Good Constitutionalism

Doug C. Wise

'House in general' is ontologically prior to houses; a history of houses might be attempted but 'house in general' has no history, it always already was, it pre-exists houses.

On Heidegger on Education and Questioning

Babette Babich

[O]ne repays a teacher badly if one remains a student or a follower much less an acolyte, reflecting that the teacher has, just in order to be a teacher, to withdraw as such[.]

Being and Time Untitled Exergue

Thomas Sheehan

What shows up within the clearing and thus is understandable becomes actually understood when it is taken as having such-and-such a meaning (Bedeutung), whether that meaning is correct or not—the way, for example, an Athenian juror in 399 BCE might take Socrates to be a threat to the city-state.

A letter from Martin Heidegger to Elisabeth Blochmann, 1929

Martin Heidegger

Translated by

Ian Alexander Moore

For the truth of our Dasein is no simple thing.

A Place of Encounter with a Divine. Heidegger on the Spatiality of Religious Experience

Martin Nitsche

In both texts space is understood as opened: in Contributions as an empty between-space, and in Agchibasié as an opened landscape (Gegend).

The irreconcilable self in Heidegger’s logic of authenticity and event [PDF]

James Bahoh

Beyng as event serves as a ground for many things, including Dasein and the worlds in which we encounter other beings. But the nature of this grounding can be rather unclear.

Science, Logic, and the Nothing as Such:
On the Newly Discovered Original Version of Heidegger's "What Is Metaphysics?"

Ian Alexander Moore

I would like to take seriously the possibility that Heidegger was attempting to understand the Nothing on its own terms. This was, to be sure, a path Heidegger did not follow for long. But one of its forks leads to a destination that Heidegger would arrive at only in the mid-1930s, albeit by way of a different route.

Orexodynamics of Purpose and Desire

Doug C. Wise

Turner’s Überschreitung aims at understanding biological being as a structure of existence in Heidegger’s sense; it seeks to establish and determine the structures of being-in-the-world in non-human biota.

The Nature of the Thing (Martin Heidegger, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida)
Introduction to 'Dearth: Deconstruction after Speculative Realism'

Phil Lynes

Reimagining Heidegger’s relational conciliation [Austrag] or hidden harmony [ἁρμονία ἀφανής] between thinking and things, the nothing of beings and the nothingness of beyng as a non-relational diaphora, dif-ference [unter-Schied], différance, indeed in terms of disinterest and indifference will be essential to my analyses of habituating oneself to nothing, and ultimately to the key Heraclitean fragment for any eco-deconstruction: φύσις κρύπτεσθαι φιλεῖ – nature loves to hide.

Temporalität in Heidegger’s Winter 1925/26 lectures

Renxiang Liu

But what if the “I” is not simply extra-temporal? What if it is understood, not as the subject in the sense of a substance, but as a horizon within which beings unfold themselves in events of truth (un-concealment)?

The Poetics of World: Origins of Poetic Theory in Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religious Life

Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei

The work of art, and in fact world in tension with earth, are seen as an event of aletheia, Heidegger’s term for truth as unconcealment (Unverborgenheit) (GA5: 21).

Heidegger: Bibliography of addresses and courses he took and taught: German and English

Daniel Fidel Ferrer

The most complete document of this kind yet.


Wittgenstein reads Heidegger, Heidegger reads Wittgenstein: Thinking Language Bounding World

Paul Livingston

This is the question of the historical truth of being, or of how being itself gives or grants itself in or as its event of Ereignis, by grounding – in various and historically variable ways -- the possibility of conceiving of and experiencing beings in their totality.

Shapeability – Aristotle on poiein-paschein and the other dimension of being in Heidegger

Magdalena Hoły-Łuczaj

I suggest the term “shapeability” for the dimension of disclosure of being (that is, the peculiar character of each being) through changes caused by a broad variety of interactions grounded in the dichotomous, passive-active capacity of beings for shaping and being shaped.

Continental Philosophy Discord Server

Kent Palmer

We host philosophy reading groups. Join us if you are interested in discussing philosophy with others in a reading group format.

Being There: Heidegger on Why Our Presence Matters

Lawrence Berger

Such an approach is bound to seem strange to modern sensibilities, but we have to look at what is at stake.

Martin Heidegger - What is the Meaning of Being? [Podcast]

Staffordshire University's Philosophy team

In many ways, Heidegger’s masterwork Being and Time is a 20th Century reflection on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

Call for papers

Heidegger and Schelling

June 24-26, 2022, Messkirch


Deeper into dopamine

Doug C. Wise

The objective of Gebsattel’s therapy was to reconstitute the conditions of the patient’s future. His method of treatment was to kick-start a cold Aussein auf etwas – ‘to be out for something’ – and thence to stoke the warming categorical desires of the care-structure.

The Heideggerian Triad of Ontical Ontological and Hermeneutical Approaches to Sein

Abdul Rahim Afaki

[I]nterpretation becomes complementary to phenomenological description in the triadic structure of Dasein being ontologico-ontically prior in phenomenological research and hermeneutically explicit in understanding.

Heidegger on Being and Acting
On Principles to Anarchy

Reiner Schürmann

The book. A project from Indiana University Press.

The “stamps” or principles belong to the epochs and wither away with them. Heidegger calls the other shape of presencing or of being the Ereignis, the event of appropriation. But, and this is crucial, “the Ereignis is not a new stamp of being belonging to the history of being.” That is my starting point.

Rhythm and Technics: On Heidegger’s Commentary on Rimbaud

Yuk Hui

[T]he Unknown grants the authority to poetry and philosophy, without which all will be reduced to science

On the Manifold Meaning of Aletheia: Brentano, Aristotle, Heidegger [PDF]

David Farrell Krell

[B]y exposing the manifold meaning of being according to Aristotle Brentano paves the way for putting an entire tradition into question.

Carlo Rovelli's misreading of Being and Time

Michael Eldred

Since we all as human beings stand out into this openness of three-dimensionally stretched time, Dasein is always already shared, prior to any possible individuation.

Heidegger and Foucault on the Subject, Agency and Practices

Hubert L. Dreyfus

The main difference between Heidegger and Foucault, then, is that Foucault sees Nietzsche as affirming a continual instability in the practices defining both the self and the culture, while Heidegger points to the importance of a non-metaphysical but nonetheless essential tendency towards gathering in the practices which he calls appropriation (Ereignis).

Letters from Heidegger to Elisabeth Blochmann (1930-1933) [PDF]

Martin Heidegger

Translated by Frank H. W. Edler

I don't believe we'll find ourselves again so long as we keep dogging the "current situation" instead of turning our backs on it in the knowledge that the origin of the history of our essential being in antiquity has to articulate itself in what we ourselves can be as existing beings.

Ontological possibility and the Red Queen [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

If indeed ontological possibility, a realm of openness (ein Offenheitsbereich), “ontological wiggle-room,” did evolve, how did it evolve?

Attention as the Way to Being

Lawrence Berger

Original PDF.

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.

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