Heidegger on Affect
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This book offers the first comprehensive assessment of Heidegger's account of affective phenomena. Affective phenomena play a significant role in Heidegger's philosophy - his analyses of mood significantly influenced diverse fields of research such as existentialism, hermeneutics, phenomenology, theology and cultural studies. Despite this, no single collection of essays has been exclusively dedicated to this theme.
Comprising twelve innovative essays by leading Heidegger scholars, this volume skilfully explores the role that not only Angst plays in Heidegger's work, but also love and boredom. Exploring the nature of affective phenomena in Heidegger, as well as the role they play in wider philosophical debates, the volume is a valuable addition to Heideggerian scholarship and beyond, enriching current debates across disciplines on the nature of human agency.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 19.05mm | 555g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2019
  • 2 Illustrations, black and white; XXXIII, 294 p. 2 illus.
  • 3030246388
  • 9783030246389
  • 2,579,556

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Heidegger's explorations of affect or "attunement" are an essential part of his challenge to predominant Western traditions. The alert and inquisitive essays in this collection show that Heidegger's thoughts not only offer opportunities for deeper psychological insight, but also raise crucial questions about being, knowledge, ethics, and politics.



- Richard Polt, Professor of Philosophy, Xavier University, USA


This book offers the first comprehensive assessment of Heidegger's account of affective phenomena. Affective phenomena play a significant role in Heidegger's philosophy -- his analyses of mood significantly influenced diverse fields of research such as existentialism, hermeneutics, phenomenology, theology and cultural studies. Despite this, no single collection of essays has been exclusively dedicated to this theme. Comprising twelve innovative essays by leading Heidegger scholars, this volume skilfully explores the role that not only Angst plays in Heidegger's work, but also love and boredom. Exploring the nature of affective phenomena in Heidegger, as well as the role they play in wider philosophical debates, the volume is a valuable addition to Heideggerian scholarship and beyond, enriching current debates across disciplines on the nature of human agency.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1. Being, Nothingness and Anxiety. Mahon O'Brien.- Chapter 2. Heidegger: as the thing itself. Thomas Sheehan.- Chapter 3. The Affects of Rhetoric and Reconceiving the Nature of Possibility. Niall Keane.- Chapter 4. Angst and evidence: Shifting phenomenology's measure. Christos Hadjioannou.- Chapter 5. Missing in Action: Affectivity in Being and Time, Daniel O. Dahlstrom.- Chapter 6. Affect and Authenticity: Three Heideggerian Models of Owned Emotion. Denis McManus.- Chapter 7. Finding Oneself, Called. Katherine Withy.- Chapter 8. Is Profound Boredom Boredom?. Andreas Elpidorou & Lauren Freeman.- Chapter 9. Truth, Errancy, and Bodily Dispositions in Heidegger's Thought. Daniela Vallega-New.- Chapter 10. Love as Passion: epistemic and existential aspects of Heidegger's unknown concept. Tatjana Noemi Toemmel.- Chapter 11. The Ethics of Moods. Francois Raffoul.- Chapter 12. Heidegger and the Affective (un)grounding of Politics. Jan Slaby & Gerhard Thonhauser.
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Review Text

"This collection can be considered a major contribution to its own field, one that simultaneously invites further productive engagement with the theme from anyone interested in what Heidegger brings to bear on affects (be it from within the field or from without). The volume's efficacy lies in seriously considering how affects are existentially pertinent to human beings, deepening the widely-held intuition that they are. For that reason, it is of considerable merit and should be of interest to many." (Tijmen Lansdaal, Phenomenological Reviews, December 10, 2019)
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"This collection can be considered a major contribution to its own field, one that simultaneously invites further productive engagement with the theme from anyone interested in what Heidegger brings to bear on affects (be it from within the field or from without). The volume's efficacy lies in seriously considering how affects are existentially pertinent to human beings, deepening the widely-held intuition that they are. For that reason, it is of considerable merit and should be of interest to many." (Tijmen Lansdaal, Phenomenological Reviews, December 10, 2019)
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About Christos Hadjioannou

Christos Hadjioannou is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University, "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria. Co-editor of Heidegger on Technology (Routledge, 2018) and Towards a New Human Being (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), he publishes frequently on Heidegger and Husserl, with research interests in hermeneutic phenomenology and existentialism.
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