Although Heidegger's writings are not extensively concerned with the analysis of political concepts or with advocating particular arrangements of political institutions, his basic way of understanding the human relation to the world accords a constitutive significance to its social, cultural and historical dimensions. There is thus a political aspect to his thinking about every philosophical matter to which he turns his attention. This collection of essays is designed to identify, contextualize and critically evaluate the main phases of his intellectual development from that perspective.
Contents: Introduction. Being and Time: Fundamental Themes: Where does being and time begin?, John Sallis; Availableness and occurrentness, Hubert Dreyfus; Self-interpreting animals, Charles Taylor; On being anti-Cartesian: Hegel, Heidegger, subjectivity and sociality, Robert Pippin; Does Heidegger obscure the problem of truth and forfeit the difference between truth and falsity?, Daniel Dahlstrom; Truth and finitude: heidegger's transcendental existentialism, John Haugeland; Ordinary temporality, William Blattner. The Turn - Logic, Metaphysics and Art: Heidegger and Carnap on the overcoming of metaphysics, Abraham Stone; Logic and the inexpressible in Frege and Heidegger, Edward Witherspoon ; Reading Heidegger's Turn, Paul Hemming; Aesthetic alienation: heidegger, Adorno and truth at the end of art, Jay M. Bernstein. Philosophy, Poetry and Thinking: Heidegger's later philosophy, Hans-Georg Gadamer; What is a house?, Robert Pogue Harrison; Night and day: Heidegger and Thoreau, Stanley Cavell; Heidegger's HÃ¶lderlin and Kierkegaard's Christ, George Pattison Inheriting Heidegger: Heidegger, contingency and pragmatism, Richard Rorty; Geschlecht II: Heidegger's hand, Jacques Derrida; Index.