Heidegger in France

Heidegger in France

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Dominique Janicaud claimed that every French intellectual movement-from existentialism to psychoanalysis-was influenced by Martin Heidegger. This translation of Janicaud's landmark work, Heidegger en France, details Heidegger's reception in philosophy and other humanistic and social science disciplines. Interviews with key French thinkers such as Francoise Dastur, Jacques Derrida, Eliane Escoubas, Jean Greisch, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Marion, and Jean-Luc Nancy are included and provide further reflection on Heidegger's relationship to French philosophy. An intellectual undertaking of authoritative scope, this work furnishes a thorough history of the French reception of Heidegger's thought.show more

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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 35.05mm | 56g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Translation
  • 0253017734
  • 9780253017734
  • 1,132,299

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In sum, this book is informed, interesting,well written, useful, and as accurate as it could have been for someone writing at a time when relevant documentation was being withheld by Heidegger's followers. * American Historical Review * Heidegger in France is a major contribution to the history of Continental philosophy and to French phenomenology. . . Essential. * Choice * Janicaud sheds light on the contemporary French philosophical scene and he has done this from an angle seldom seen by others. It is a lively story and reminds us that the life of ideas, the destiny of a thought, is an exciting matter. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews * Janicaud shows himself to be a charming writer, and the English translation admirably conveys the clarity and deftness of his French prose into English. Indeed, one largely unsung quality of Janicaud's writings, be it this text or his more properly philosophical works, is his prose; combining clarity with wit, he is much more enjoyable to read than many of his contemporaries, and his translators are to be complemented for bringing those elements with them into the English translation. * The Heythrop Journal *show more

About Dominique Janicaud

Dominique Janicaud (1937-2002) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis and the author of many books including Powers of the Rational (IUP, 1994), Phenomenology and the Theological Turn, and Phenomenology Wide Open. Heidegger en France, the crowning achievement of his philosophical work, was published in French in 2001.Francois Raffoul is Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University. He is author of The Origins of Responsibility (IUP, 2010). David Pettigrew is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University. He is editor (with Francois Raffoul) of French Interpretations of Heidegger.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsTranslators' IntroductionPart I.Introduction1. First Crossings of the Rhine2. The Sartre Bomb3. Postwar Fascinations4. Humanism in Turmoil5. The Bright Spell of the 50s6. Renewed Polemics, New Shifts7. Dissemination or Reconstruction?8. Death and Transfiguration?9. The Letter and the Spirit10. The Return of the Repressed?11. Between Erudite Scholarship and Techno-Science12. At the CrossroadsConclusionPart II. InterviewsFrancoise Dastur: Interview of March 3, 2000Jacques Derrida: Interviews from July 1 and November 22, 1999Eliane Escoubas: Interview of October 19, 2000Jean Greisch: Interview of December 2, 1999Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe: Interview of June 22, 2000Jean-Luc Marion: Interview of December 3, 1999Jean-Luc Nancy: Interview of June 23, 2000NotesSelected BibliographyIndexshow more

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