This unique volume collects more than 30 new essays by prominent scholars on what remains philosophically provocative in Heidegger’s thought. His writings continue to invite analysis and application — ut, particularly in the light of his political affiliations, they must also be critiqued. Philosophy today takes place after Heidegger in that his views should not be accepted naively, and there are new issues that he did not address — but also in that we continue to think in the wake of important questions that he raised.
The contributors to this volume ask questions such as:
- What does it mean to think “after” Heidegger?
- What is valuable in his early work on finite existence, and in his early and late phenomenology?
- What is the root of his political errors? Are there still elements in his thought that can yield helpful political insights?
- Should we emulate his turn toward “releasement”?
- Can he help us understand the postmodern condition?
Readers will find thought-provoking echoes and points of contention among these engaging and lively essays.
Editors’ Introduction / Part I: Overviews / 1.Heidegger: Enduring Questions, Drew Hyland / 2. On Beyond Heidegger, Gregory Fried / 3. In Heidegger’s Wake, Daniel Dahlstrom / 4. The Critical Appropriation of Heidegger’s Philosophy, Peter Gordon / Part II: After the Black Notebooks / 5. What is Left of Heidegger, Donatella Di Cesare / 6. Thinking-Time: Or, Why Do “We” Ask About the Future of Heidegger’s Thinking? Peter Trawny / 7. Getting Ourselves on the Hook, Julia Ireland / 8. Aftermath, Babette Babich / Part III: Politics and Ethics / 9. Heidegger: Beyond Anti-Semitism and Seinsgeschichte, John McCumber / 10. Ecce Homo/Ecce Cogitatio: On Heidegger’s Politics and Philosophy, Lawrence Hatab / 11. Thought, Action and History: Rethinking Revolution After Heidegger, Arun Iyer / 12. Ethics After Heidegger, Dennis Schmidt / Part IV: Life and Existence / 13. Becoming Hermeneutical Before Being Philosophical, Robert Schaff / 14. The Strangeness of Life in Heidegger’s Philosophy, Eric Nelson / 15. Alienation and Belongingness, Kevin Aho and Charles Guignon / 16. Being at Issue, Richard Polt / 17. Heidegger’s Schematizations, Lee Braver / 18.Dasein: From Existential Situation to Appropriation in the Event, Theodore Kisiel / Part V: Phenomenology and Ontology / 19. Of Paths and Method: Heidegger as a Phenomenologist, Steven Crowell / 20. But What Comes Before the “After”? Thomas Sheehan / 21. Still, the Unrest of the Question of Being, Katherine Withy / 22. What is the Meaning of the Meaning of Being? Simon Critchley / 23. The Future of Thought: Of a Phenomenology of the Inapparent, François Raffoul / Part VI: Thinking with Late Heidegger/ 24. On the Essence and Concept of Ereignis: From Technē to Technicity, William McNeill / 25. Learning to See Otherwise: The Transformative Appropriation of Vision, David Kleinberg-Levin / 26. On the Meaning and Possibility of Thought, Miguel de Beistegui / 27. Clearing and Space: Thinking with Heidegger and Beyond, Günter Figal / 28. Thinking Embodied Time-Spaces with and Beyond Heidegger, Daniela Vallega-Neu / 29. The Appeal of Things: Ethics and Relation, Andrew Mitchell / 30. Overcoming the Subjectivisms of Our Age, Richard Capobianco / Part VII: Openings to Others /31. Thinking Heidegger’s Postmodern Unthought, Iain Thomson / 32. East-West Dialogue after Heidegger, Bret Davis / 33. This is not a Love Story: Robot Girl and das Rettende after Heidegger, Trish Glazebrook / About the Contributors / Index
This extremely rich volume gathers more than thirty brand-new essays by leading scholars to explore the many meanings of “After Heidegger.” Is his philosophy a thing of the past? Is our way of thinking influenced by Heidegger like Francis Bacon’s “Study after Velázquez” is indebted to the Spanish painter? Do we go 'after' Heidegger like spurned lovers or dogged investigators?
After a careful reading, the most striking traits of this volume are the diversity and the originality of the ways of thinking opened by dealing with Heidegger’s legacy […]. The substantial mix of the topics, which range from Heidegger’s fundamental questions […], concepts and ideas […], critiques […], his accounts on life, phenomenology, hermeneutics, ontology, art, poetry, history, to matters concerning his historical situation […], makes this volume relevant for a wide range of researchers. […] Overall, with its rich and original content, renowned international authors and thematic diversity, “After Heidegger?” has all the ingredients to be a sought-after milestone when one genuinely embarks on the adventure of thinking after Heidegger.
Gregory Fried is Professor of Philosophy at Suffolk University. With Richard Polt he has translated Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics and Being and Truth, and edited A Companion to Heidegger’s “Introduction to Metaphysics” and Nature, History, State: 1933-1934.
Richard Polt is Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University. With Gregory Fried he has translated Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics and Being and Truth, and edited A Companion to Heidegger’s “Introduction to Metaphysics” and Nature, History, State: 1933-1934.