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A Running Leap into the There
Heidegger’s “Running Notes on Being and Time

Richard Polt

Original PDF.

It seems, then, that we should not take the “leap” as an act of voluntary self-creation in which Dasein pulls itself up by its own bootstraps; instead, the emergence of Dasein is a happening that subjects humanity to a global transformation, or exposes it to a new dimension.

Posthuman Dasein [PDF]

Katherine Withy

Doctor Manhattan is no longer human, but he remains a case of Dasein.

Heidegger on Pindar’s “Gold” and Heraclitus’s “Kosmos” as being itself

Original PDF in Filozofia volume 75 No. 5.

Richard Capobianco

[I]n the structural relation of Being to the human being, Being precedes and exceeds the human being and is in no way reducible to what is posited or constituted in “meaning” by the human being.

Designing the Enigma

William McNeill

Freedom is here not thought as a property of the human will or in terms of the causality of the will; it is conceived, rather, as an event—as the granting and revealing of possibility, yet also, therefore, as the withholding and concealment of possibility—and as such is nothing human.

Accidental Origins:
The Importance of Tuchē and Automaton for Heidegger’s 1922 Reading of Aristotle

Original PDF in Gatherings volume 9.

Jennifer O. Gammage

Aristotle’s investigation shows that αἰτία (cause), like being, is said in many ways and that any substantive investigation into causes will, therefore, have to account for τύχη and αὐτόματον.

Poetic Colors of the Holy: Heidegger on Pindar and Trakl

Ian Alexander Moore

Heidegger is drawing out different aspects of Being and the Holy that belong to all epochs, even if they cannot always be seen as such, and even if different gods show up in them.

2022 Heidegger Circle Call for Papers

The 56th annual Heidegger Circle Conference, to be held at the University of Memphis on May 26-29, 2022.

All submissions must be received by February 1, 2022.

Heidegger’s Apophaticism: Unsaying the Said and the Silence of the Last God

Elliot R. Wolfson

More than the philosopher and the scientist, therefore, the poet knows that language is disclosive of nothing, which denotes not the negation of something positive but the advent of the retreat of the appropriating event, the nullity or negativity that precedes the fissure into being and nonbeing.

On Books and ‘Altars Consecrated to an Unknown God’ Reading Heidegger’s Beiträge

Original PDF.

Babette Babich

Today, beyond any of this, we live on the terms of the virtual, our machination is that of social media, the digital, our connected, constantly agitated life lived here and elsewhere at all times. We need a new language for today’s time‑space.

Earth and World(s): From Heidegger’s Fourfold to Contemporary Anthropology

Sofya Gevorkyan and Carlos A. Segovia

[W]e intend to “deterritorialise” Heidegger, i.e. to re-position Heidegger’s thought in a theoretical context open to, but not limited by, Heidegger’s own concerns.

Ereignis: Six Theses

Thomas Sheehan

Ereignis is not an event at all, not even “the event of appropriation.”

Ὀρθολογία περὶ τὸ μὴ ὄν: Heidegger on the Notion of Falsehood in Plato’s Sophist

Olga Alieva

Heidegger asserts that lógos pseudēs, a distorting lógos, is possible “only if nonbeings can be (237a2)” (GA 19, 410/284). So, the question of falsehood, on his reading, concerns both the ontological status of ψεῦδος, i.e. the being of non-beings, and the structure of lógos itself.

Re-assessing music assessment:Heidegger’s concept of the thing in the context of music?

Christopher Naughton

The act of drinking the wine Heidegger describes as conditional, making the jug a thing that is located in the place where it functions not as just another jug but a jug of that place.

Superheldenscheiße in Freaks – Du bist eine von uns [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

Traditional hero that Wendy is, ἄτη is at hand to snare her into tragedy.

Anarchistic Tendencies in Continental Philosophy: Reiner Schürmann and the Hubris of Philosophy

Joeri Schrijvers

[B]oth Schürmann and Heidegger would agree that technology inaugurates the “annihilation” and “extinction” of metaphysical principles and positions and opens onto the anarchic origin of being as simple presencing—nothing more, nothing less.

The Negativity of Time-Space

John Sallis

This is the HTML version of a paper in Gatherings 2017. The original PDF file is on the Heidegger Circle web site.

Heidegger and Leonard Cohen: “You Want It Darker”

Babette Babich

[T]he singer can seem to echo Heidegger’s insight into the ancient goddess of truth herself, Aletheia, tacked between the marvels of perspective, and we remember, as Lacan tells us, as Nietzsche has told us, that truth rises naked from the depths, as the ancients depict her, with a mirror in her hand.

Heideggerian Love

Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback

To be in love is said here to be in the love, to be in Eros and understood as the same as being urged to experience the most proper meaning of existence.

Gatherings Volume 11, 2021

With contributions from: Scott M. Campbell, Lee Braver, Morganna Lambeth, Richard Polt, Harri Mäcklin, Jussi Backman, John J. Preston, David Liakos, Iain Thomson, Katherine Ward, William Blattner, Megan Altman, Carolyn Culbertson, and Timothy Quinn

Heidegger's Hidden Path: From Philosophy to Politics

W. J. Korab-Karpowicz

Asking the question of Being (and, drawing our attention to this question is his significant contribution) is an important addition to, but can never replace, asking moral questions in the spirit of rationality and freedom.

Laughing at finitude: Slavoj Žižek reads Being and Time

Thomas Brockelman

In Heidegger's path from transcendental philosophy through "thinking," Žižek would argue that Heidegger should have stuck with transcendentalism.

Machenschaft and Seynsgeschichte in the Black Notebooks: Heidegger on Nietzsche’s “Rediscovery” of the Greeks

Babette Babich

Maybe Heidegger, relegating Nietzsche to the Roman, gains for himself the chance to claim the Greek other beginning. If so, the Alemannic and the local betray some of his ambitions, the fox, as Hannah Arendt spoke of him, pointing to physiognomic traits evident in the younger man, still present as Heidegger aged.

Heidegger’s ‘Letter on Humanism’: A Reading

James Luchte

By standing outside her Being in the truth of Being, the human preserves the essence of her Being.

Post-Heideggerian Drifts
From Object-Oriented-Ontology Worldlessness to Post-Nihilist Worldings

Sofya Gevorkyan & Carlos A. Segovia

What, viewed from a Heideggerian and early-Greek standpoint, [Gestell] suppresses, is, in the case of all non-human-made things, what we are willing to call their “translucent phenomenality,” i.e. their translucent-ness to “being” – their auto-poietic shining forth into the region of the unconcealed.

Time and Trauma: Thinking Through Heidegger in the Thirties with Richard Polt [Podcast]

No Easy Answers

Heidegger: πάθος as the thing itself

Original PDF.

Thomas Sheehan

We have always already “suffered” the burden of thrown-openness as the clearing. No prior agent has acted upon ex-sistence, forced facticity upon us, thrown us into being-needed for the sake of intelligibility at all.

The destiny of freedom: in Heidegger

Hans Ruin

[W]hat is sought is an understanding of freedom not as a foundation for being, in the sense of its ultimate explicability, but rather as the neutral event through which Dasein is situated before and amongst beings.

The Dwelling Perspective:
Heidegger, archaeology, and the Palaeolithic origins of human mortality.

Philip Tonner

[B]oth social and cultural revolutions have driven the larger ‘human revolution’, or the general process of hominization along its trajectory towards ‘we moderns’. Such revolutions are necessary to fore-ground the Upper Palaeolithic record where local styles and time-space cultures are identifiable.

The Hermeneutics of Everydayness
On the Legacy and Radicality of Heidegger's Phenomenology

William McNeill

Thinking that is the not yet, that happens as the not yet of itself, has always anticipated the present.

Ontological recognition in The Recognitions [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

Entschlossenheit is not altogether for keeps: "Dasein is already in [Unentschlossenheit], and soon, perhaps, will be in it again." Yet in the phrase Gaddis puts to various uses semper aliquid haeret, a bit always sticks (flesh to soul, tell to fake, shit to heel); authentic Entschlossenheit "resolves to keep repeating itself;" a glimpse of 'radical opened-upness' sticks in the Sein.

Heidegger's Teshuva?

Elad Lapidot

The fundamental concept of teshuva makes room for thought, delineating a horizon in which it ultimately would be possible to illuminate the very event of “thinking”, as it unfolds in Heidegger’s efforts.

Usage and Dispensation: Heidegger’s Meditation on the Hand

David Kleinberg-Levin

Heidegger’s “originary ethics” must derive its directive, its normativity, its point of reference, hence its measure, from the questioning of being—from our thoughtful exposure to the ontological dimensionality into which that questioning throws us.

Martin Heidegger and Oriental thought: confrontations

João A. Mac Dowell

Heidegger kept unaltered his differentiated assessment of the Christian experience and its philosophical-theological interpretation. Religion as such constitutes a fundamental possibility of human existence, in the form of myth, as opposed to philosophy.

Authenticity and Heidegger’s Antigone

Katherine Withy

Wherever we locate the power, the claim is that the play first opens the Greek – and so Western – understanding of being (as uncanny, and so as φύσις) and of the human being as open to being and able to stand authentically towards it.

The Right of Reply to Professor Sheehan

Gaëtan Pégny

The Heideggerian “questioning” is already a way of responding, and the politico-magical efficacy of the invocation of being makes up for the “fundamentally” unsteady character of the intellectual construction: being is a nonhuman and anthropomorphic figure.

Nature and the individual
Heidegger's Challenge

Carlo Rovelli

The 'outside' world is not for us what we see, just because it is out there. It's made from what we take care about, what's of interest to us. The things that are of no interest in us and are out there, are for us a residue, a waste product, compared to things that we have an interest in.

Schürmann’s Broken Hegemonies: Reading Alchemy in Heidegger, Angelus Silesius, and Nietzsche

Babette Babich

Here Schürmann undertakes the reflective question, underway to be sure towards the event, the inception of Ereignis: “What, then, is it that already holds us? Nothing other than the post-principial economy made possible by technology as the completion of metaphysics.”

Heidegger on virtue and technology: the movement of nihilism

Joanna Hodge

[W]hen Heidegger insists that the essence of Technik is not itself technisch, it may well be that the essence of techne is to be thought through an invocation of a movement of nihilism, in this double sense of a covering up of exactly that to which Heidegger is trying to draw attention.

A self‐similar figure in Hesiod and Heidegger [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

So from (Wer & Was) – beings – we get (Sein & (Wer & Was)) – being and beings, the ‘narrow’ ontological difference. Thence (Lichtung & (Sein & (Wer & Was))) – the ‘broad’ ontological difference between the clearing and being-and-beings.

Beyond Struggle and Power: Heidegger’s Secret Resistance

Richard Polt

The philosophers must return to the cave not only in order to save the polis, but also in order to understand the political realm in its particularity after spending time in the light of the intelligible forms.

From Destruktion to the History of Being

William McNeill

The projection and configuring of possibility belongs, rather to Being itself as such, as a happening to which Dasein (or the Being of the human being) is exposed in advance – an antecedent happening or “event” (Ereignis) that “destines” Being in this or that historical manner.

Heidegger’s Middle Period (German and English): an index

Daniel Fidel Ferrer

The combined texts of GA 45, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, and 73 are a total of 5242 pages. Seven volumes written in German by Heidegger (and a few pages of editors and translator notes). Five volumes of English translations. The combined total of indexed words adds up to 60,309 words.

Heidegger and Economics:
Withdrawal of Being in Capital

Patricia Glazebrook

[T]he Gestell of technology can only enable global capital because, using Heidegger’s account of mathematics, economics is already embedded in the origin of the history of metaphysics

Heidegger, the pólis, the political and Gelassenheit

Tracy Strong

The πόλις is thus not political, but is that from which all that is human takes place (which is what history is), including and especially that which we call political. Thus our understanding of politics presupposes the πόλις and not the other way around.

Heidegger’s Disavowal of Metaphysics

Taylor Carman

In 1935 Heidegger very clearly credited the entire philosophical tradition – not just as far back as Plato, but including the Presocratics – with asking about entities as such and as a whole, which is to say, entities in their being. This is why in 1935 he was able to slide so easily back and forth between saying on one page that φύσις means “being itself” and on the very next page that it means “entities as such and as a whole”.

From φύσις to Nature, τέχνη to Technology: Heidegger on Aristotle, Galileo, and Newton

Patricia Glazebrook

Heidegger sees in Aristotle here the last echo of the pre-Socratic insight that being is φύσις, since φύσις is not simply the imposition of form onto matter, but rather their primary and appropriate belonging together. Matter is formed in φύσις with an appropriateness that is not merely an ordering of what is on hand the way an artist organizes material into the work.

Heidegger's and Gadamer's translations of Aristotle, Metaphysics Λ 6 (DRAFT)

Ian Alexander Moore

“Also, movement—just as time—is holding itself together in itself according to its ontological sense. Accordingly, time is either the same as movement or a how in the manner of Being of movement.”

Is Gelassenheit Possible?

Michael Zimmerman

In the techno-industrial era, deluded moderns think they are in charge of world affairs, but in fact they are another means for maximizing power for its own sake.

10 most viewed English Heidegger pages on beyng.com in 2020

Text Page
The Principle of Reason 38
Pathmarks "Letter on 'Humanism'" 269
Poetry Language Thought "...Poetically Man Dwells..." 211
Nietzsche II "Who Is Nietzsche's Zarathustra?" 211
Being and Time 262
Basic Writings "The Question Concerning Technology" 311
Heraclitus Seminar 161
Basic Questions of Philosophy 134
Four Seminars "Le Thor 1969" 61
Contributions to Philosophy (of the Event) 278

The Tao of Heidegger
Being and Time and Beyond

Stefan Schindler

Heidegger is a process philosopher. Heidegger and Whitehead share a deep suspicion of the notion of “substance,” in regard to which Whitehead develops Hume’s Buddhist critique while Heidegger develops Nietzsche’s.

20 most viewed or downloaded documents on beyng.com in 2020

Author Document
Thomas Sheehan Heidegger: The Three Meanings of ἀλήθεια
Eric D. Meyer Review: Freedom to Fail by Peter Trawny
Franco Volpi Dasein as Praxis
Thomas Sheehan What does Heidegger mean by “time”?
Jeffrey Rubard The Torso of Humanity
Eric D. Meyer Apostrophe of Difference
Doug Wise Dolores hears a Who
Patricia Glazebrook Heidegger and Vandana Shiva
James M. Magrini Die Auseinandersetzung with Heidegger’s Phenomenological Ontology
Eric D. Meyer The Task of the Translator, or, How To Speak To Martin Heidegger’s Texts
Andrew Mitchell What Is Called Drinking?
Doug Wise Heidegger, Freud, and the other clearing
Doug Wise Heidegger and Darwin
Richard Capobianco Heidegger on Hebel
Thomas Sheehan Emmanuel Faye: The Introduction of Fraud Into Philosophy?
Thomas Sheehan L’affaire Faye: Faut-il brûler Heidegger?
William J. Richardson Heidegger and the Problem of World
Doug Wise Some natural history of sense-making
Doug Wise Daseintropy
Doug Wise On the essence of μύσται

10 most viewed German pages on beyng.com in 2020

Text Page
Vorträge und Aufsätze "Das Ding" 182
Platon: Sophistes 17
Zur Sache des Denkens "Das Ende der Philosophie und die Aufgabe des Denkens" 85
Seminare 262
Reden und andere Zeugnisse eines Lebensweges "Was ist das Sein selbst?" 424
Sein und Zeit 220
Die Grundbegriffe der Metaphysik: Welt, Endlichkeit, Einsamkeit 527
Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Logik im Ausgang von Leibniz 234
Vorträge und Aufsätze "Bauen Wohnen Denken" 152
Zum Ereignis-Denken 758

CRISPR critters – Ereignis as deconstraint [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

Deconstraint is also the key notion in Heidegger’s analysis of the concepts ‘poor in world’ and ‘world-forming.’ Deconstraint is particular and local in the former and general and global in the latter. Radical deconstraint in the dimension of ‘taking-as’ distinguishes human being from the rest of the biota.

Introduction to Metaphysics

New online reading group starting in January.

Is Gelassenheit Possible?

Michael Zimmerman

Mortals are oriented toward the entities that show up, not toward their showing up (Being) as such, and certainly not toward the clearing that allows for such showing up.

I did another annual sweep for dead links on Ereignis. The most common problem were hyperlinks that don't respond at all; the machine at the other end is gone. I remove those items from Ereignis. In some cases the institution (.edu or .org) or publisher (.com) still exists, but they've adopted a new scheme, and the link to the person or book returns not-found. In those cases, I just remove the hyperlink and leave the announcement.

Heidegger, Martin

Article in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics

Lawrence J. Hatab

For Aristotle, φρόνησις was different from τέχνη, because the goal of the latter is something external to action, while the former involves the active life of the soul itself. Heidegger saw this element of Aristotle’s thought as important for advancing non-scientific forms of truth and preparing a model for the being of Dasein, in non-subjective, world-disclosive terms. The fact that Aristotle focused this discussion of truth on the virtues of the soul allows an avenue for exploring a robust sense of ethical virtue by way of Heidegger’s thought.

Pain is Being Itself: Heidegger’s Algontology

Ian Alexander Moore

Heidegger claims that such an experience would not occur within the domain of beings, Seiendes (physics); it accordingly would not be of something particular, whether physiological or psychological. Nor, moreover, would it occur within the domain of the being, Sein, of beings(metaphysics); it accordingly would not be of something common to all entities, both physiological and psychological. Rather a proper experience of pain would be an experience on the order of being itself (Seyn), an experience that would “unsettle metaphysics at its core” and “transform the human being’s relation to truth”

Heidegger on Historicity and Schicksal in Sein und Zeit §74

Thomas Sheehan

Heidegger’s crucial paraphrase of Aristotle refers not to Dasein’s past in any sense but to its existential aheadness, its Zukünftigkeit or futurity. Dasein’s essence is to be always becoming itself, coming-to (zu-kommen) what it always already is: its mortal thrown-a-headness unto death.

I've added the paraphrastic translation at the end of this paper to §74 of the Being and Time App.

Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual

Volumes 10, 2020


Richard Polt, Kevin Aho, Robert Manning, Friedrich-Wilhelm von Hermann, David C. Abergel, Lawrence Berger, George Saad, Peg Birmingham, Gregory Fried, Laurence Hemming, Julia A. Ireland, Elliot R. Wolfson, Ian Alexander Moore, Anthony Vincent Fernandez, Carlos Zorrilla, Gregory P. Floyd, John Preston, John Rose

The Ursprung of entrepreneurship in The Founder [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

In “Entwicklung” Schumpeter specifies das Neue as discontinuity, a break with ‘before’: “The change transmuting one imprinted form [eine geprägte Form] into another one must represent a crack [Riß], a jerk [Ruck], or a leap [Sprung].”


Ereignis in Heidegger's works

GA links in progress.

Indiana University Press

New book

Paths in Heidegger's Later Thought

Edited by

Günter Figal, Diego D'Angelo, Tobias Keiling and Guang Yang

With contributions from: Jeff Malpas, Markus Wild, Tristan Moyle, Thomas Buchheim, Claudia Baracchi, Damir Barbarić, Jussi Backman, Nikola Mirkovic, Andrew J. Mitchell, Hans Ruin, and Sylvaine Gourdain.



Book now available as a single page.

Heidegger and Aristotle

Franco Volpi

Translated by Pete Ferreira

The decade preceding the publication of Being and Time (1927), from the last years of the first period at Freiburg and the entire period in Marburg, is characterized in its speculative terrain by the strength with which, in engaging Aristotle, Heidegger puts into action this foundational intent. From a general point of view, it comes together as an urge for a truly radical philosophical knowledge, in the need to locate and determine the primary source from which it springs before it unfolds, and to which it later returns, the live wire of philosophizing.

What Is Philosophy?

Martin Heidegger

[O]ur discussion does not set itself the task of winding up a fixed program. But it would like to prepare all who are participating for a gathering in which what we call the Being of being appeals to us. By naming this we are considering what Aristotle already says.

Τὸ ὄν λεγέται πολλαχῶς.

Cerisy-la-Salle, Normandy, August 1955.

New book

Beginning with Heidegger

Strauss, Rorty, Derrida, Dugin and the Philosophical Constitution of the Political

Michael Millerman

Beginning with Heidegger is an in-depth examination of the influence that Martin Heidegger’s inceptual thought exerted on Leo Strauss, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida and Alexander Dugin. How did these vastly different thinkers employ Heideggerian concepts to define their own philosophies and often antagonistic politics?


Heidegger's Theory of Truth and its Importance for the Quality of Qualitative Research

Rauno Huttunen and Leena Kakkori

At its best, qualitative research works like a great poem, causing the reader to experience ‘evocation’ and to see the world through different eyes. Then a new horizon opens, and this process Heidegger describes as the ‘happening’ (Ereignis) of the truth.

On dopamine [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

[I]nsight is the essence of technology and down in the engine‐room is the impulse drive, the dopaminergic reward circuit.

Virtual Philosophy Network

Public philosophy groups

We are an international network of 43 public philosophy groups with a combined membership of over 50,000 people. Our groups have held thousands of public philosophy events in total.

I am currently in two virtual Heidegger exegetical reading groups in my time zone; Basic Writings on the Discord D&GQC server (instructions for joining Friday's discussion) and Nietzsche 3-4 with the Phoenix Philosophy Meetup Group. Go live!

Another Look at Heideggerian Cinema:Cinematic Excess, Antonioni’s Dead Time and the Film-Photographic Image as Copy

Michael Josiah Mosely

Profound boredom is in fact, for Heidegger, the mood connected to originary time; it can be said that through the setting forth of the earth in the dead time of L'eclisse we may become attuned into profound boredom.

Heidegger Zum Ereignis-Denken (GA 73): An Index

Daniel Fidel Ferrer

An Index to Martin Heidegger’s (1889-1976) two printed volumes Zum Ereignis-Denken; Gesamtausgabe Volumes GA 73.1 and GA 73.2 (published in October 2013).

New Basic Writing reading group hosted on the D&G Discord server.

Continental Philosophy Discord Server Announcement

Explaining Discord Reading Groups on Philosophy [PDF]

Kent Palmer

Based on the Deleuze and Guattari Quarantine Collective

How to participate in an online reading group on Discord servers to read your favorite philosophical books with others from around the World.

The Existential Implications of Releasement to the Clearing

Richard Capobianco

slows down and unclutters the time-space of our existence

Topology of being and its limit theorem [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

No experience, no matter how ursprünglich, can disclose an embedding dimension of the distinction horizon/Open because all experience takes place only within and by virtue of the horizon/Open, sense-making, affective/cognitive ‘taking-as.’

Heidegger's phenomenological decade

Steven Crowell

It is one thing to say that a better account of life is found in Aristotle's Ethics than in post-Cartesian subjectivistic theories; it is quite another to say that philosophy itself is essentially phronesis. That is simply the obverse error of the theoretism it is supposed to replace.

Heidegger on technology and Gelassenheit: wabi-sabi and the art of Verfallenheit

Babette Babich

Hence Heidegger’s famously eponymous recommendation to us that we use technology but without letting it "entangle" us. We are, that is to say, to employ technological devices and practices while detached from them, able to "let go of them any time", able in other words (and it is this that seemingly defies us today) to "let them alone".

Heidegger's Antigones

Clare Pearson Geiman

Prior to 1934, Heidegger consistently interprets τέχνη as the know-how that pertains to handicraft; after 1934, Heidegger turns to τέχνη itself, and to his original blurring of τέχνη with φρόνησις, to find the possibility of a higher knowing that unifies them in a reconceived τέχνη.

From Existentialism to Humanism and back

In-between Sartre's "Existentialism is a Humanism" and Heidegger's "Letter on Humanism"

Amnesia at the Beginning of Time: Irigaray's Reading of Heidegger In The Forgetting of Air

Joanne Faulkner

By forming her response to Heidegger from the passages of his own text—but from a perspective distinct from his own—Irigaray puts into question the unarticulated ethical implications of his positive ontology. She ‘clears the ground’, to employ a Heideggerian motif, so that the “previously neglected powers” of his philosophy may be released.

Sapir, Whorf, and Wittgenstein on the referential whole and Irre [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

In 1930 Heidegger gives untruth a special name, die Irre, ‘errancy.’ ... Because we ek-sist and in-sist by these systems we “already stand within errancy,” for the dynamics of these systems inherently produces error and illusion; Irre is constitutive of existence as a modality of sense-making.

The Origin of the Work of Art

Martin Heidegger

translated by Roger Berkowitz and Philippe Nonet

Heidegger's Reading of Heraclitus

Brian Bard

The event of φύσις is as much the event of rising into unconcealment as that of suppressing into concealment; for all that comes forth into shining much remains left behind in oblivion.

Beyond Presence?

Jussi Backman, Taylor Carman, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Graham Harman, Michael Marder, Richard Polt

Taking Heidegger’s proposals into consideration, we can ask: Do we need an alternative to presence as an understanding of being?

Individuation, Responsiveness, Translation: Heidegger’s Ethics

Eric Sean Nelson

[H]ow Dasein responds to interruption is the key to its individuation: Whether the break itself is recognized as such and its questionability intensified or whether it is excluded as nonsense – as the “nothing” is habitually disclosed in average existence – or – like death – integrated into the identity of everydayness.

Epochal Polemics: Thinking with and against Heidegger after the 'Black Notebooks'

Gregory Fried

The polemos, rather than the idea, captures what Heidegger believes is most important about human existence: that it is finite, connected to a specific tradition rather than the universal; that it is temporal rather than linked to the eternal, be it the forms, God, or secularized versions of these, such as human rights; and that it is historical rather than an abstraction based on generalized characteristics of human nature.

The End of Entwurf and the Beginning of Gelassenheit

Joydeep Bagchee

The crucial point, as Heidegger emphasizes, is not to trace Verstehen down to the innermost constitution of transcendence, but to note its “essential unity” with “finding oneself …” (my translation of Befindlichkeit) and with “thrownness.”

Bedeutsamkeit as scaling: das Offene, ὁ καιρός, ma and mu [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

To see the gleam or hear the ‘pure noise’ of meaning requires the occurrence of some mode of ma, a darkness or a stillness, a rift in the continuum of Bedeutsamkeit.

Uncollected Texts

Martin Heidegger

Translate one with circumspection during the corona circumscription.

Can We Drop the Subject? Heidegger, Selfhood, and the History of a Modern Word

Lawrence J. Hatab

Heidegger did not think that fundamental ontology was a strict departure from, or replacement for, the Western philosophical tradition. The meaning of being as he saw it was simply concealed within, and even implicit in, that tradition.


φρόνησις in Heidegger's works

The Light Switch and the sixth extinction [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

The difference between authentic and inauthentic choice appears to rest in the extent of freedom for repurposing, redirecting, and so on. Whereas inauthentic choice takes the inherited possibilities as simply given ‘in themselves’ for reactualizing or not, authentic choice takes them as ‘empty,’ for reinterpreting and refabricating to cope with one’s thrown circumstances.

What Does Heidegger Mean by the Transcendence of Dasein?

Dermot Moran

In Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis), Heidegger also acknowledges that his speaking of ‘human Dasein’ in Being and Time and elsewhere had been misleading – since it suggested there might be another kind of Dasein, e.g., animal or plant Dasein. In fact, only human beings can be Dasein.

Indexes for some of Martin Heidegger's titles

Daniel Ferrer

Heidegger Schwarze Hefte (1931-1948)

Martin Heidegger Esoteric Writings

Anmerkungen I-V (Schwarze Hefte 1942-1948)

Überlegungen XII-XV (GA96)

Martin Heidegger on the Greeks

Martin Heidegger 1910-1932

Being and Time, Sein und Zeit (1927)

Returning the World to Nature: Heidegger’s Turn from a Transcendental-Horizonal Projection of World to an Indwelling Releasement to the Open-Region

Bret W. Davis

In proper thinking as non-willing, one is released from the will to determine the being of beings on one’s own, by transcending or “stepping over” beings to form a horizon of meaning in which they are then allowed, or compelled, to show themselves as objects. And one is released into a relation of waiting upon, listening and responding to, that in which one belongs.

Dasein as Praxis: the Heideggerian assimilation and the radicalization of the practical philosophy of Aristotle

Franco Volpi

Heidegger takes his bearings from Aristotle precisely because Aristotle still retains the plurality of the uncovering attitudes of human life and, in the 6th book of the Nichomachean Ethics, offers the first systematic analysis differentiating the three fundamental uncovering attitudes of the soul, to wit, θεωρία, ποίησις and πρᾶξις, together with the specific forms of knowledge which go along with them, namely, σοφία, τέχνη and φρόνησις.

Shadow-jumping, corner-peeping, and related arts [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

So Heidegger claims that human existence – the sense-making life of ever generating what-fors and whys – is itself ohne Warum, without why.41 Which, again, appears to be another way of saying that being-in-the-world is devoid of intrinsic nature: no svabhāva; only dependent origination, thrownness; pratītyasamutpāda, Geworfenheit.

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Indiana University Press

New book

Heidegger and Kabbalah

Hidden Gnosis and the Path of Poiēsis

Elliot R. Wolfson

Conceptual resonances of hermeneutics, temporality, language, nothingness and being in the Kabbalah.



Heidegger Bibliography

Miles Groth

Let me know if you find something in this bibliography that's not already on this web site.

Heidegger’s Thinking of Difference and the God-question [DOCX]

Thomas Kalary

Fundamental ontology has to unfold itself under a theological epoché and only on the basis of what is so unfolded, one can turn to the god-question as one of the regional ontologies, which would provide the ontological basis for a specific theology as a positive science like Christian theology.

Event and Nothingness

Krzysztof Ziarek

[U]niquely because of the nothing, that is, when the human being is held out into the nothing, hovers over it, and holds the site of nothingness in Dasein, is there questioning, thought, philosophy, culture, technology, etc.

Heidegger’s Black Night: The Nachlass & its Wirkungsgeschichte

Babette Babich

But, and of course, it transpires that there is no ‘secret’ to the secret notebooks (understood as a covert or concealed texts) and saying so seems to be a cover term for expressing difficulties in commandeering open ‘access’ to archives that are not archives at all but family papers held by aphilosopher’s sons.

Angst and the North Carolina law of mortgage [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

In 1927 Heidegger published Being and Time; in 1928 Sturges published his mortgage article; in 1929 Wittgenstein returned to philosophy. All three and others were non-colluding instigators of this inversion: the Umschlag from svabhāva to pratītyasamutpāda – the turnover from the metaphysics of inherent being to the phenomenology of Geworfenheit, thrownness, mutually conditioned origination – ‘relationality’ in Andrew Mitchell’s term.

The Reception of Heidegger's Phenomenology in the United States

Thomas Sheehan

Is what we have said above really what Heidegger meant? Finding out whether the preceding five points do in fact represent what he was driving at throughout his career would require revisiting and rethinking most (if not all) of the 96 (and soon to be 102) volumes of the Gesamtausgabe.But who is up for such a lifetime of research?

Being and Timelessness: Edith Stein's Critique of Heideggerian Temporality

James Orr

For Heidegger, time is the fundamental existential category: an authentic grasp of time allows Dasein both to project itself or ‘run ahead’ (vorlaufen) to the very edge of its existence and to lay hold of the way in which its past lives on as a ‘having-been’ (Gewesenheit) within a present which is consequently ‘stretched’. Time therefore unifies Dasein within a threefold model of ecstatic temporality.

Indiana University Press

New printing

The Phenomenology of Internal Time-Consciousness

Edmund Husserl

edited by Martin Heidegger

Translated by James S. Churchill

The Phenomenology of Internal Time-Consciousness is a translation of Edmund Husserl’s Vorlesungen zur Phänomenologie des inneren Zeitbewußtseins. The first part of the book was originally presented as a lecture course at the University of Göttingen in the winter semester of 1904–1905, while the second part is based on additional supplementary lectures that he gave between 1905 and 1910.


Die Auseinandersetzung with Heidegger’s Phenomenological Ontology: A Heideggerian Account of the Film Experience [PDF]

James M. Magrini

The viewer, as preserver and participant, is there with the images and what is depicted in and through an attuned mode of dwelling in the midst of the image, Being-in the midst of the world the images open and establish.

Nietzsche's Horizon and the Enigma of Motion [PDF]

Jessica S. Elkayam

[H]orizon functions as that openness toward closure that moves Dasein by opening and bounding the limited expanse that is Dasein’s very Being.

Buddha, Heidegger, entropology [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

Glancing forward to Heidegger’s take for a clue, we read that “Da-‐sein expends itself primarily for itself as a being that is concerned about its being, whether explicitly or not. Initially and for the most part, care is circumspect taking care of things. Expending itself for the sake of itself, Da-‐sein ‘uses itself up’.” That account emphasizes the experience of ongoing dissipation.

Rethinking the Possible: On the Radicalization of Possibility in Heidegger's Being and Time

William McNeill

Heidegger, in his work of the 1920s and beyond, will in effect inaugurate a new thinking of possibility that will exceed the parameters set by the first, Greek beginning of philosophy, which became established in Aristotle’s ontology.

Twelve Theses on Heidegger or What Comes Before The "After"?

Thomas Sheehan

The analytic moment (μαθών) aims at showing
how ex-sistence is the Open (cf. SZ I.1-2)
what ex-sistence as the Open does (cf. SZ I.3).

The Phenomenological Kant: Heidegger’s Interest in Transcendental Philosophy

Chad Engelland

In four phases and with reference to Husserl, Heidegger interpreted Kant as first falling short of phenomenology (1919-1925), then approaching phenomenology (1925-1927), then advancing phenomenology (1927-1929), and finally again approaching phenomenology (1930 and after).

Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual

Volume 9, 2019


Richard Polt, Richard Capobianco, Ian Alexander Moore, Jennifer Gammage, Paul Gyllenhammer, Onur Karamercan, Khafiz Kerimov, Jussi Backman, Taylor Carman, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Graham Harman, Michael Marder, Casey Rentmeester, Pascal Massie, Benjamin Brewer, Jessica Elkayam, Daniel O. Dahlstrom

Print version

On the essence of μύσται: the case of American Cosmic [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

On Sheehan’s interpretation whenever Heidegger claims “It is not we who ...” he’s not implying “It is that weird thing over there which ...” Instead Heidegger is referring to the Dasein im Mensch, the existential-structural openedness in people, a structural component we may experience, if we do, as something ‘other.’

Heidegger’s Failure to Overcome Transcendental Philosophy

Eric S. Nelson

In Heidegger’s argument, time cannot be said to be constituted by the subject, as existentially reinterpreted temporality constitutes the very sensibility of Dasein’s being from the unchosen thrownness of birth to the inappropriable facticity of death, which indicates two occasions that define human Dasein while defying the meaning and sense-making activities of the subject.

Leo Strauss's Critique of Martin Heidegger

David Tkach

Through this Destruktion, then, we can discover the history of ontology as a series of responses to Heidegger’s formulation of the question of the meaning of Sein. This indicates Heidegger’s novelty as seemingly the first philosopher since Plato and Aristotle to have brought forth this question in the first place, or at least to have made the question appear in this way.

Integrative Perspective Martin Heidegger and the Question of Being

Emmanuel Iwuagwu

In Heidegger’s thought, since DASEIN is his own possibility, we can never speak of him as something completed, something stable or fixed. DASEIN never quite is. He is constantly realizing his possibilities.

What does Heidegger mean by “time”?

Thomas Sheehan

Thus, in keeping with Augustine, Heidegger defines “time” as “the fact that I am dis-closed.”163 But along with this “distance,” human being also “returns to” (i.e., remains with) itself and the things it encounters as it renders them meaningfully present in terms of one or another possibility.

I can no longer google the link to the original PDF.

Jean Wahl's letter to Heidegger [PDF]

Translated by

Anna Johnson and Ian Alexander Moore

The question as to whether your philosophy is or is not Ex-istenzphilosophie matters rather little to me.— In a sense, Plato’s philosophy is Existenzphilosophie. The death of a man who is Socrates, and his existence, is at the center.

The polyethism of care: notes on The Second Mountain [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

In terms of the concept we started with, these disparate forms of being which happen to individuals (and groups) are the polyethism characteristic of human being. Both Brooks and Heidegger hold out the prospect of mokṣa, release bondage to this delusory, labile ‘fleeing.’

Husserl-Heidegger Correspondence, 1914-1934 [PDF]

Translated by Thomas Sheehan

The poietic ‘as’ of world-maintenance [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

The task of the histōr is to make the death intelligible as ___ and to show that some or another remedy thus ‘makes sense.’ If that can be accomplished then the breakdown, the neikos, may be repaired and the polis maintain its peace a while longer.

Gatherings Symposium: Beyond Presence

Jussi Backman, Taylor Carman, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Graham Harman, Michael Marder, Richard Polt

Do we need an alternative to presence as an understanding of being? If not, why not? If so, why, and what could the alternative be?

The Torso of Humanity: An Interpretation of Being and Time [PDF]

Jeffrey Rubard

This book aims to be an accessible but serious 'general introduction' to Being and Time as a whole; the intended reader is a 'novice', for everyone newly confronted with Heidegger lacks much of the background necessary to 'put together' a full conception of what he is saying.

Existential Ontology and Thinging Modeling in Software Engineering

Sabah Al-Fedaghi

The resultant conceptual description is Dasein (human)-made theoretical constructs of a certain universe of activities. The construction explains a machine (the grand diagram), its slices and how its things behave, and their flows and submachines that are inside a definite enclosure or in the Heideggerian language a certain gathering.

William J. Richardson, S.J. and the Spelling of Marilyn Monroe: On Truth, Science, and the ‘Unfolding of Man’ in Heidegger and Lacan

Babette Babich

[Heidegger at Zollikon] goes on to discuss the way science works, all of which he also and already has laid out in Being and Time, but which he here states more plainly and we could call this the articulation par excellence, and pace Richardson, of a Heideggerian philosophy of science which also happens to look a great deal like other philosophies of science

Some natural history of sense-making [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

Heidegger is adamantly ‘essentialist’ on this point. Whatever it was or is – Einbruch, Ereignis, or whatnot – every natural process of differentiation is excluded; in addressing the human difference naturalism is the error of biologism

The Ontological Foundations of Digital Art [PDF]

Róisín Lally

Heidegger is setting up a distinction between two types of technē. The first is a lower form of technē, which is unable to overcome Vorhandenheit (or presence-at-hand). ... The second is “great technē,” which sets-into-work being itself as unconcealment.

Thing-ing educational practice: Positioning Enframing in Heidegger's Bremen Lectures [PDF]

Matthew Kruger-Ross

The positioning of education, the thing-ing, was rampant in Heidegger’s time as it is today and it may be for this reason that Heidegger leaves those who follow his thought with much to ponder.

Lectures and Essays (GA 7)

Martin Heidegger

Introduction to Time and Trauma: Thinking Through Heidegger in the Thirties [PDF]

Richard Polt

The challenge is not just to interpret Heidegger, but to think and act today.

Heidegger, Neurosciences and the Exemption from the Descartes’ Error [PDF]

Alkis Gounaris

The Heideggerian notion of “In the World Being”, could provide, in the right context, an idle fire escape for some burning questions of the Neurosciences.

Heidegger, Will to Power and Gestell [PDF]

Joshua Soffer

Even if one claims the event of transformation as a complex unity of same-difference; Ereignis functions as 'more than' structure, it is the happening of what happens to a being.

Heidegger: The Three Meanings of ἀλήθεια

Thomas Sheehan

Heidegger always preserves the phenomenological correlation between whatever is open/intelligible and the apprehending of what is open/intelligible. So, on the one hand, the kind of disclosedness of things is their meaningful (not just their sensible) disclosedness, and this occurs not off by itself in some pre- or extra-human scenario but only in and with the human apprehension of those things
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Angst and the thick sublime [PDF]

Doug C. Wise

So the existential constitution of the ‘Da’ — the phenomenon of Entdecktheit, ‘discoveredness’ — has two principal components (if that phrase be permitted) — Befindlichkeit (‘disposedness,’ ‘state-of-mind’) and Verstehen (‘understanding’); roughly, the basis of affectivity and the basis of cognition. These two existentials are equiprimordial and co-occurrent: state-of-mind is never without understanding and understanding always has its mood.

When Silence Strikes: Derrida, Heidegger, Mallarmé [PDF]

Rodrigo Therezo

[T]he blank spaces introduced between the letters of ‘E i n’ enable us to resist Heidegger’s powerful reading that claims the supposed unicity of ‘E i n Geschlecht’ as the necessary condition for ‘saving the earth’ from a ‘degenerate’ Geschlecht that will not survive the internal diremption between Geschlechter.

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