Books of essays on Heidegger

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After Heidegger. Edited by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt, London, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

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Appropriating Heidegger. Edited by James E. Faulconer and Mark A. Wrathall, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000.

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger. Edited by François Raffoul and Eric S. Nelson, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

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The Cambridge Heidegger Lexicon. Edited by Mark A. Wrathall, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021.

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The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger. Edited and introduction by Charles B. Guignon, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1993, 2006.

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A Companion To Heidegger. Edited by Hubert L. Dreyfus & Mark A. Wrathall, Oxford, Blackwell, 2005.
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Four of these essays appeared in the earlier Heidegger: A Critical Reader, below, but the rest are new to this volume, and all are generally of an exceptional quality and from the leading contributors in the evolving field of Heidegger scholarship. Heidegger's works continue to be translated and published, and our understanding of his themes is improving. This volume is both the most comprehensive collection of essays on Heidegger to date, and also has the most recent interpretations.

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Critical Heidegger Edited by Christopher Macann, London, Routledge, 1996.

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Diacritics volume 19 numbers 3-4 Heidegger: Art and Politics
Edited by Rodolphe Gasché and Anthony Appiah, Baltimore, The John Hopkins University Press, 1989.

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Division III of Heidegger's Being & Time The Unanswered Question of Being
Edited by Lee Braver, Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 2015.

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Endings Questions of Memory in Hegel and Heidegger Edited by Rebecca Comay and John McCumber, Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University Press, 1999.

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From Phenomenology to Thought, Errancy, and Desire Essays in Honor of William J. Richarson, S.J. Edited by Babette E. Babich, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Kluwer, 1995.

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There an excerpt of Parvis Emad on the shift from dasein to Ereignis here.

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Heidegger: A Critical Reader. Edited by Hubert L. Dreyfus & Harrison Hall, Oxford, Blackwell, 1992.

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In his essay "Derrida and Heidegger", Charles Spinosa quotes Heidegger on Ereignis in On Time and Being and then remarks:

Once we understand that, by "Ereignis," Heidegger means the tendency to make things show up in the most resonant way, we can see that Heidegger is simply saying here that some time around the fifth century BC, the style of revealing appropriate for craftsmen producing things urged itself upon the early philosophers as a sort of mot juste that they were lucky enough to receive as the most resonating (gathering) account of how things showed up in general. Focusing on terms that articulated this practice seemed to bring people and things into their own, and the West has thought out of this Greek understanding ever since.

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Heidegger and Asian Thought. Edited by Graham Parkes, Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1987.

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Heidegger and Foucault Critical Encounters. Edited by Alan Milchman and Alan Rosenberg, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

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Heidegger and Jaspers. Edited by Alan M. Olson, Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1994.

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Heidegger and Jewish Thought Difficult Others. Edited by Micha Brumlik and Elad Lapidot, London, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

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Heidegger and Language. Edited by Jeffery Powell, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2013.

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Heidegger and Modern Philosophy. Edited by Michael Murray, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1978.

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The Wittgenstein piece is from some remarks he made at Moritz Schlick's (the founder of Logical Positivism) on December 30, 1929.

I can readily think what Heidegger means by Being and Dread. Man has the impulse to run up against the limits of language. Think, for example, of the astonishment that anything exists. This astonishment cannot be expressed in the form of a question, and there is also no answer to it. Everything which we feel like saying can, a priori, only be nonsense. Nevertheless, we do run up against the limits of language. This running-up against Kierkegaard also recognized and even designated it in a quite similar way (as running-up against Paradox). This running-up against the limits of language is Ethics. I hold that it is truly important that one put an end to all the idle talk about Ethics—whether there be knowledge, whether there be values, whether the Good can be defined, etc. In Ethics one is always making the attempt to say something that does not concern the essence of the matter and never can concern it. It is a priori certain that whatever one might offer as a definition of the Good, it is simply a misunderstanding to think that it corresponds in expression to the authentic matter one actually means (Moore). Yet the tendency represented by the running-up against points to something. St. Augustine already knew this when he said: What, you wretch,so you want to avoid talking nonsense? Talk some nonsense, it makes no difference!

Although it is often said that Wittgenstein did not know the history of philosophy, that he was an engineer that learned logic from Russell and Whitehead, and went on to develop his own philosophy without bothering to read other philosophers, in this passage he refers to three other philosophers one does not associate with the analytical branch of philosophy. One wonders what the others in the Vienna thought of these comments.

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Heidegger and Plato Toward Dialogue. Edited by Catalin Partenie and Tom Rockmore, Evanston Illinois, Northwestern University Press, 2005.

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These essays examine Heidegger's interpretation of Plato in his lectures on the dialogs The Sophist, Theaetetus, and The Republic, along with Heidegger's remarks on Plato and his concept of truth, with comparison to Aristotle in several places. The essays by Kisiel, Fritsche, and Rockmore will be of interest to those following the debate on Heidegger's politics.

Reviews: Catherine Zuckert
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Heidegger and Practical Philosophy. Edited by François Raffoul and David Pettigrew, Albany, State University of New York Press, 2002.

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Heidegger and Praxis. Edited by Thomas J. Nenon, Memphis, Volume XXVIII Supplement of The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 1990.

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Heidegger and Psychology. Edited by Keith Hoeller, Seattle, Washington, Review of Existential Psychology & Psychiatry, 1988.

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Heidegger and Rhetoric. Edited Daniel M. Gross and Ansgar Kemman, Albany, State University of New York Press, 2005.

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Heidegger's deepest engagement with rhetoric was in his summer semester 1924 class on "Fundamental ideas in Aristotelian philosophy" at Marburg, published as GA 18. The central text used in the course was Aristotle's Rhetoric II. The essays in this book mainly center on that lecture.

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Heidegger and the Earth Essays in Environmental Philosophy. Second edition. Edited by Ladelle McWhorter and Gail Stenstad, University of Toronto Press, 2009.

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Heidegger and The Greeks Interpretive Essays. Edited by Drew A. Hyland and John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2006.

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Heidegger and The Holy Interpretive Essays. Edited by Richard Capobianco, Lanham, Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.

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Heidegger and The Quest For Truth. Edited by Manfred A. Frings, Chicago, Quandrangle Books, 1968.

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Heidegger, Authenticity And The Self Themes From Division Two Of Being And Time Edited by Denis McManus, New York, Routledge, 2015.

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Heidegger, Authenticity, and Modernity: Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus - Volume 1. Edited by Mark Wrathall and Jeff Malpas, Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 2000

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Heidegger, Coping, and Cognitive Science: Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus - Volume 2 . Edited by Mark Wrathall and Jeff Malpas, Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 2000

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Heidegger, Education, and Modernity. Edited by Michael A. Peters, Lanham, Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002

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Heidegger, German Idealism, and Neo-Kantianism. Edited by Tom Rockmore, Humanity Books, 2000

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Heidegger in the Literary World Variations on Poetic Thinking. Edited by Florian Grosser and Nassima Sahraoui, London, Rowman & Littlefield, 2021

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Heidegger in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Tziovanis Georgakis and Paul J. Ennis, Dordrecht, Springer, 2015

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Heidegger On Logic. Edited by Filippo Casati and Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Cambridge University Press, 2022

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Heidegger On Science. Edited by Trish Glazebrook, Albany, State University of New York Press, 2012

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Heidegger Reexamined has its own page.

Heidegger Studies Vol. 21 (2005) On Technicity, and Venturing the Leap: Questions Concerning the Godly, the Emotional and the Political. Edited by Parvis Emad, Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann, Kenneth Maly, Pascal David, and Paola-Ludovika Coriando. Berlin, Germany, Duncker & Humblot, 2005

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Heidegger The Man and the Thinker. Edited by Thomas Sheehan, Chicago, Precedent Publishing, 1981.

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Heidegger toward the Turn Essays on the Work of the 1930s. Edited by James Risser, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1999.

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Heidegger's Heritage Revista Portuguesa da Filosofia, Tomo LIX Fasciculo 4, Braga, 2003.

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The Sheehan piece is also entitled "Ten Theses on Heidegger". The ten are:

1. Das Sein = das "ist"
2. For Heidegger die Sache selbst is not Sein but that which makes possible the phenomenological occurrence of Sein.
3. die Sache selbst = die Welt, die Lichtung, das Da, etc.
4. Welt/Lichtung/Da occurs only with and as Da-sein, our apriori opened-ness.
5. Thus, in one formulation die Sache selbst is the apriori (= always already) opened-ness of the open-that-we-are, which makes possible all takings-as and attributions of "is."
6. Heidegger scholarship should abandon the word "Sein" as a marker for die Sache selbst.
7. What brings about Welt/Lichtung/Da is human finitude - the hidden, withdrawn lack that generates the open.
8. What Heidegger calls Seinsvergessenheit is the forgottenness not of Sein but what makes possible Sein and Seinsverständnis.
9. The intrinsically hidden lack/finitude that is responsible for the apriori opened-ness of the open guarantees both the groundlessness and the in-principle unlimitedness of our ability to take-things-as — for example, in theoretical-scientific knowing.
10. The in-principle unlimitedness of takings-as and occurrences-of-being likewise makes possible unlimited technology.

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die Sache selbst: the things themselves
Seinsvergessenheit: the forgetfulness of being
Seinsverständnis: the comprehension of the being

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Heidegger's Question of Being Dasein, Truth, and History Edited by Holger Zaborowski, Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America Press, 2017.

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Hermeneutics and Praxis. Edited by Robert Hollinger, Notre Dame, Indiana, University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.

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A House Divided Comparing Analytic and Continental Philosophy. Edited by C. G. Prado, New York, Humanity Books, 2003.
Essays by Richard Rorty, Barry Allen, Babette E. Babich, David Cerbone, Sharyn Clough, Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Matthews, C. G. Prado, Bjorn Torgrim Ramberg, Mike Sandbothe, Barry Stocker, and Edward Witherspoon.

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Reviews: Samuel Wheeler
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Interpreting Heidegger critical essays. Edited by Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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Reviews: Francesco Tampoia
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The Later Heidegger and Theology. Edited by James M. Robinson and John B. Cobb, Jr., New York, Harper & Row, 1963.

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Martin Heidegger Critical Assessments. Edited by Christopher Macann, New York, Routledge, 1992.

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The Movement of Nihilism Heidegger’s Thinking After Nietzsche. Edited by Laurence Paul Hemming, Bogdan Costea and Kostas Amiridis, London, Continuum, 2011.

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On Heidegger and Language. Edited by Joseph J. Kockelmans, Evanston, Northwestern University Press, 1972.

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Some of the papers were read at the International Colloquium On Heidegger's Conception and Language, 1969. As included are comments from the discussion. Apart from the authors of the papers, other participants were Thomas Langan, Stanley A. Rosen, James M. Edie, Laszlo Versényi, Theodore J. Kisiel, Calvin O. Schrag, and William J. Richardson.

Here's a excerpt on Ereignis from Biemel's paper.

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Martin Heidegger and the Question of Literature. Edited by William V. Spanos, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1999.

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Martin Heidegger Key Concepts. Edited by Bret W. Davis, Durham, UK, Acumen, 2010.

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Here's some vocabulary from Sheehan's essay.

Reviews: Lee Braver Simon Scott
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The Path of Archaic Thinking Unfolding the Work of John Sallis. Edited by Kenneth Maly, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1995.

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Paths in Heidegger's Later Thought Edited by Günter Figal, Diego D'Angelo, Tobias Keiling and Guang Yang, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2020.

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The Presocratics After Heidegger. Edited by David C. Jacobs, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1999.

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Radical Phenomenology : essays in honor of Martin Heidegger. Edited by John Sallis, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, Humanities Press, 1978.

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Reading Heidegger: Commemorations. Edited by John Sallis, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1993.

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Thinking About Being Aspects of Heidegger's Thought. Edited by Robert W. Shahan and J. N. Mohanty, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1984.

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Transcendental Heidegger. Edited by Steven Crowell and Jeff Malpas, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2007.

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