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    Heidegger, politics and us
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 (9): 863-875. 2013.
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    A Letter to Emmanuel Faye
    Philosophy Today 55 (3): 219-252. 2011.
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    Ethics and finitude: Heideggerian contributions to moral philosophy (review)
    Continental Philosophy Review 38 (1-2): 131-135. 2005.
    This essay applies elements of Heidegger thought to ethics as a practical discipline. The radical finitude of human existence is not only an ontological matter; it is also located in the moral life, in the ways we come to "be" ethically. Moral values are shown to be responses to finite limit-conditions and to be finite themselves in their appropriation and performance. The notion of being-in-the-world is used to show that the moral sphere cannot be understood as an "objective" or a "subjective" …Read more
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    Retrieving phronêsis: Heidegger on the essence of politics
    Continental Philosophy Review 47 (3-4): 293-313. 2014.
    To be human is to be in the world with others, and so what it means to be goes to the root of ethical and political life. One would have to be exceptionally obtuse not to recognize that this age, which we now share as a planetary humanity, is indeed in crisis, despite all our apparent progress if not because of it: the economic and political upheavals that threaten to throw whole regions into uproar, the shifts in climate that threaten the entire globe with unparalleled disruption, the “advances…Read more
  •  8
    Introduction to Metaphysics
    In Francois Raffoul & Eric S. Nelson (eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger, Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 207. 2013.
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    Introduction to Metaphysics: Second Edition (edited book)
    Yale University Press. 2014.
    This new edition of one of Heidegger’s most important works features a revised and expanded translators’ introduction and an updated translation, as well as the first English versions of Heidegger’s draft of a portion of the text and of his later critique of his own lectures. Other new features include an afterword by Petra Jaeger, editor of the German text. “This revised edition of the translation of Heidegger’s 1935 lectures, with its inclusion of helpful new materials, superbly augments the e…Read more
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    Heidegger's Moral Ontology by James D. Reid
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 58 (3): 626-627. 2020.
    In this lucid and engaging book focusing on the early Heidegger, James Reid argues that Heidegger sets the foundations for a "phronetic ethics". As Reid later says, "Sein und Zeit could be said to make substantial contributions to 'meta-ethical' reflection on the source of our sense of why, on what basis, we take ourselves to be bound by one thing rather than another". Reid's early Heidegger provides the hermeneutical tools for an ontological meta-ethics that can illuminate "normative questions …Read more
  • After Heidegger?
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2017.
    This volume presents a survey of critical appropriations of Heidegger’s thought for the 21st century. It includes well-known and respected Heidegger scholars and offers a wide range of perspectives in engaging and accessible essays, altogether representing the most comprehensive overview of Heidegger Studies available.
  • Confronting Heidegger: A Critical Dialogue on Politics and Philosophy (edited book)
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2019.
    Bringing together leading Heidegger scholars in critical dialogue, this timely collection of essays provides widely divergent interpretations about the controversial political significance and contemporary relevance of one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
  • Where’s the Point?: Slavoj Žižek and the Broken Sword
    International Journal of Žižek Studies 1 (4). 2007.
    While Žižek is right to assert both that Heidegger’s political engagement must be confronted as a genuine philosophical challenge and that our modern predicament demands new thinking, I argue that Žižek is wrong to claim that Heidegger made the right step in 1933, even if in the wrong direction. Using the same story as Žižek, G. K. Chesterton’s “The Sign of the Broken Sword,” I argue that Žižek’s sword is also broken, because in the absence of a “big Other,” it is not possible to give an orienta…Read more
  • Heidegger’s Polemos: From Being to Politics
    Yale University Press. 2000.
    Gregory Fried offers in this book a careful investigation of Martin Heidegger’s understanding of politics. Disturbing issues surround Heidegger’s commitment to National Socialism, his disdain for liberal democracy, and his rejection of the Enlightenment. Fried confronts these issues, focusing not on the historical debate over Heidegger’s personal involvement with Nazism, but on whether and how the formulation of Heidegger’s ontology relates to his political thinking as expressed in his philosoph…Read more