The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger

The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger

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Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers, and now also one of the most contentious as revelations of the extent of his Nazism continue to surface. His ground-breaking works have had a hugely significant impact on contemporary thought through their reception, appropriation and critique. His thought has influenced philosophers as diverse as Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, Adorno, Gadamer, Levinas, Derrida and Foucault, among others. In addition to his formative role in philosophical movements such as phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, deconstruction and post-modernism, Heidegger has had a transformative effect on diverse fields of inquiry including political theory, literary criticism, theology, gender theory, technology and environmental studies.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger is the definitive textbook to Heidegger's life and work, in fifty-nine original essays written by an international team of leading Heidegger scholars. This new edition presents comprehensive coverage of Heidegger life and contexts, sources, influences and encounters, key writings, major themes and topics, and reception and influence, and includes a chapter addressing the controversial Black Notebooks, National Socialism, and Antisemitism. This is the ideal research tool for anyone studying or working in the field of Heidegger Studies today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 43.18mm | 739g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Expanded
  • 1474245102
  • 9781474245104
  • 1,258,835

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors
Abbreviation List
Editors' Introduction
Part I: Life and Contexts
1. Heidegger and the Question of Biography (Ted Kisiel)
2. The Early Heidegger (Dermot Moran)
3. The Turn: All Three of Them (Thomas Sheehan)
4. Heidegger in the 1930s: Who Are We? (Richard Polt)
5. Heidegger, Nietzsche, National Socialism (Robert Bernasconi)
6. The Later Heidegger (Francoise Dastur)
7. Heidegger's Correspondence (Alfred Denker)
Part II: Sources, Influences, and Encounters
8. Heidegger and Greek Philosophy (Sean Kirkland)
9. Heidegger and Medieval Philosophy (Holger Zaborowski)
10. Heidegger and Descartes (Emilia Angelova)
11. Heidegger and Kant (Frank Schalow)
12. Heidegger and German Idealism (Peter Trawny)
13. Heidegger and Nietzsche (Ullrich Haase)
14. Heidegger and Dilthey (Eric S. Nelson)
15. Heidegger and Husserl (Leslie MacAvoy)
16. Heidegger, Neo-Kantianism, and Cassirer (Peter Gordon)
17. Heidegger and Carnap: Disagreeing about Nothing? (Eric S. Nelson)
18. Heidegger and Arendt: The Lawful Space of Worldly Appearance (Peg Birmingham)
19. Heidegger and Gadamer (Emilia Angelova)
20. Heidegger and Marcuse (Andrew Feenberg)
Part III: Key Writings
21. Early Lecture Courses (Scott Campbell)
22. Heidegger, Persuasion, and Aristotle's Rhetoric (P. Christopher Smith)
23. Being and Time (Dennis Schmidt)
24. The Origin of the Work of Art (Gregory Schufreider)
25. Introduction to Metaphysics (Gregory Fried)
26. Contributions to Philosophy (Peter Trawny)
27. The Hoelderlin lectures (Will McNeill)
28. The "Letter on Humanism" (Andrew Mitchell)
29. The Bremen Lectures (Andrew Mitchell)
30. Later Essays and Seminars (Lee Braver)
Part IV: Themes and Topics
31. Art (Andrew Bowie)
32. Birth and Death (Anne O'Byrne)
33. The Body (Kevin Aho)
34. Dasein (Francois Raffoul)
35. Ereignis (Daniela Vallega-Neu
36. Ethics (Francois Raffoul)
37. The Fourfold (Andrew Mitchell)
38. Language (John McCumber)
39. The Nothing (Gregory Schufreider)
40. Ontotheology (Iain Thomson)
41. Religion and Theology (Ben Vedder)
42. Science (Patricia Glazebrook)
43. Space (John Russon and Kirsten Jacobson)
44. Technology (Hans Ruin)
45. Truth (Dan Dahlstrom)
Part V: Reception and Influence
46. Heidegger and Sartre (Robert Bernasconi)
47. Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty (Wayne Froman)
48. Heidegger and Adorno (Iain Macdonald)
49. Heidegger and Levinas (Jill Stauffer)
50. Heidegger and Derrida (Francois Raffoul)
51. Heidegger and Foucault (Leonard Lawlor)
52. Heidegger and Deleuze (Janae Sholtz and Leonard Lawlor)
53. Heidegger's Anglo-American Reception (Leslie MacAvoy)
54. Heidegger and Environmental Philosophy (Patricia Glazebrook)
55. Heidegger and Gender (Tina Chanter)
56. Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis (Robert D. Stolorow)
57. Heidegger and Asian Philosophy (Bret Davis)
58. Heidegger and Latin American Philosophy (Alejandro Vallega)
59. Heidegger and the Black Notebooks (Eric S. Nelson)
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The volume is very well organized. Arranging the topics historically provides a sense of the trajectory of Heidegger's life and thought. The book's structure makes it easy to dip in and out, reading articles on topics of interest without needing to start at the beginning. A valuable resource. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above. -- J. Donohoe, University of West Georgia * CHOICE *
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About Professor Francois Raffoul

Francois Raffoul is Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University, USA.

Eric S. Nelson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachussetts at Lowell, USA.
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