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A Companion to Heidegger

ISBN: 978-1-4051-6366-8
560 pages
October 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Blackwell Companion to Heidegger is a complete guide to the work and thought of Martin Heidegger, one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.

  • Considers the most important elements of Heidegger’s intellectual biography, including his notorious involvement with National Socialism
  • Provides a systematic and comprehensive exploration of Heidegger’s work
  • One of the few books on Heidegger to cover his later work as well as Being and Time
  • Includes key critical responses to Heidegger’s philosophy
  • Contributors include many of the leading interpreters of, and commentators on, the work of Heidegger
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Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xii

References xiii

1 Martin Heidegger: An Introduction to His Thought, Work, and Life 1
HUBERT DREYFUS AND MARK WRATHALL

2 The Earliest Heidegger: A New Field of Research 19
JOHN VAN BUREN

3 Heidegger and National Socialism 32
IAIN THOMSON

4 Heidegger and Husserl: The Matter and Method of Philosophy 49
STEVEN GALT CROWELL

5 Heidegger and German Idealism 65
DANIEL O. DAHLSTROM

6 Early Heidegger’s Appropriation of Kant 80
BÉATRICE HAN-PILE

7 Heidegger’s Nietzsche 102
HANS SLUGA

8 Heidegger and the Greeks 121
CAROL J. WHITE

9 Logic 141
STEPHAN KÄUFER

10 Phenomenology 156
EDGAR C. BOEDEKER JR

11 Heidegger’s Philosophy of Science 173
JOSEPH ROUSE

Part II BEING AND TIME 191

12 Dasein 193
THOMAS SHEEHAN

13 Heidegger’s Categories in Being and Time 214
ROBERT BRANDOM

14 Early Heidegger on Sociality 233
THEODORE R. SCHATZKI

15 Realism and Truth 248
DAVID R. CERBONE

16 Hermeneutics 265
CRISTINA LAFONT

17 Authenticity 285
TAYLOR CARMAN

18 Human Mortality: Heidegger on How to Portray the Impossible Possibility of Dasein 297
STEPHEN MULHALL

19 Temporality 311
WILLIAM BLATTNER

20 Dasein and “Its” Time 325
PIOTR HOFFMAN

Part III HEIDEGGER’S LATER THOUGHT 335

21 Unconcealment 337
MARK A. WRATHALL

22 Contributions to Philosophy 358
HANS RUIN

23 Ereignis 375
RICHARD POLT

24 The History of Being 392
CHARLES GUIGNON

25 Heidegger’s Ontology of Art 407
HUBERT L. DREYFUS

26 Technology 420
ALBERT BORGMANN

27 Heidegger on Language 433
CHARLES TAYLOR

28 The Thinging of the Thing: The Ethic of Conditionality in Heidegger’s Later Work 456
JAMES C. EDWARDS

29 The Truth of Being and the History of Philosophy 468
MARK B. OKRENT

30 Derrida and Heidegger: Iterability and Ereignis 484
CHARLES SPINOSA

31 Heidegger, Contingency, and Pragmatism 511
RICHARD RORTY

Index 533

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Hubert L. Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley.

Mark A. Wrathall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University.

Together, Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark A. Wrathall are also the joint editors of A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism (Blackwell 2006).
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  • A complete guide to the work and thought of Martin Heidegger, one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century
  • Considers the most important elements of Heidegger’s intellectual biography, including his notorious involvement with National Socialism
  • Provides a systematic and comprehensive exploration of Heidegger’s work
  • One of the few books on Heidegger to cover his later work as well as Being and Time
  • Includes key critical responses to Heidegger’s philosophy
  • Contributors include many of the leading interpreters of, and commentators on, the work of Heidegger
See More
"The 31 essays in this volume make an important, illuminating contribution to explaining the complexity of Heidegger's thought and the strongly idiomatic nature of his language and conceptual framework. Highly recommended."
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“This volume of papers on Heidegger is unrivalled in its scope and quality … Its comprehensiveness makes it the most useful secondary volume on Heidegger now available.”
John Richardson, New York University

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