Hermeneutical Heidegger

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June 2016
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Hermeneutical Heidegger

Edited by Michael Bowler and Ingo Farin

Hermeneutical Heidegger critically examines and confronts Heidegger's hermeneutical approach to philosophy and the history of philosophy. Heidegger's work, both early and late, has had a profound impact on hermeneutics and hermeneutical philosophy. The essays in this volume are striking in the way they exhibit the variety of perspectives on the development and role of hermeneutics in Heidegger's work, allowing a multiplicity of views on the nature of hermeneutics and hermeneutical philosophy to emerge. As Heidegger argues, the rigor and strength of philosophy do not consist in the development of a univocal and universal method, but in philosophy's ability to embrace—not just tolerate—the questioning of its basic concepts. The essays in Hermeneutical Heidegger are exemplars of this kind of rigor and strength.
About the Author

MICHAEL BOWLER is an associate professor of philosophy at Michigan Technological University.

INGO FARIN is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Tasmania, Australia.
Reviews

"Bowler and Farin have assembled a formidable volume of the best Anglophone commentators on Heidegger... a solid collection with splendid contributions." —Laurence Hemming, author of Heidegger and Marx: A Productive Dialogue Over the Language of Humanism

"The essays comprising Hermeneutical Heidegger are striking in the way they exhibit the variety of perspectives on the development and role of hermeneutics in Heidegger's work, allowing a multiplicity of views on the nature of hermeneutics and hermeneutical philosophy to emerge. As Heidegger argues, the rigor and strength of philosophy do not consist in the development of a univocal and universal method, but in philosophy's ability to embrace (not just tolerate) the questioning of its basic concepts. The essays in Hermeneutical Heidegger are exemplars of this kind of rigor, strength and scholarship. Enhanced with a sixteen page Bibliography, a four page listing of the contributors and their credentials, and a thirteen page Index, Hermeneutical Heidegger is unreservedly recommended and a critically important addition to college and university level Philosophy collections in general, and Martin Heidegger supplemental studies reading lists in particular." —Midwest Book Review