Fordham University
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1976
Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
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  • On Nietzsche’s Animal Philosophy
    New Nietzsche Studies 8 (3/4): 129-142. 2011.
  • Freedom: No Dogs or Philosophers Allowed
    with Ken Knisely, David Walsh, and Mark Murphy
    DVD. forthcoming.
    From Locke to Kierkegaard to those annoying car ads that promise “No Boundaries”— Is our use of the word 'freedom' still coherent? Was it ever coherent? Is it significant that this fuzzy term is so often used to carry so much rhetorical force? With Larry Hatab , David Walsh , and Mark Murphy
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    Comments: Time-sharing in the Bestiary
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 37 35-42. 1998.
  • Freedom
    In Ḥayim Gordon (ed.), Dictionary of Existentialism, Greenwood Press. pp. 160--163. 1999.
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    On Nietzsche’s Animal Philosophy
    New Nietzsche Studies 8 (3-4): 129-142. 2011.
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    Rejoining Alētheia and Truth: or Truth Is a Five-Letter Word
    International Philosophical Quarterly 30 (4): 431-447. 1990.
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    Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics by Gary Shapiro
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (3): 549-550. 2017.
    In Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, a central teaching calls on humanity to be "true to the earth," to affirm "the meaning [Sinn] of the earth." Scholars commonly read this as a call to embrace natural life, countering any transcendent or life-denying doctrine in the tradition. While certainly an apt reading, Gary Shapiro's remarkable new book draws attention to and articulates the many ways in which Nietzsche celebrates the actual earthen characteristics of human habitats: the concrete place…Read more
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    Writing Knowledge in the Soul: Orality, Literacy, and Plato’s Critique of Poetry
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (2): 319-332. 2007.
    In this essay I take up Plato’s critique of poetry, which has little to do with epistemology and representational imitation, but rather the powerful effects that poeticperformances can have on audiences, enthralling them with vivid image-worlds and blocking the powers of critical reflection. By focusing on the perceived psychological dangers of poetry in performance and reception, I want to suggest that Plato’s critique was caught up in the larger story of momentous shifts in the Greek world, tu…Read more
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    Ethics and Finitude
    International Philosophical Quarterly 35 (4): 403-417. 1995.
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    Reflections On Schrift's Nietzsche's French Legacy
    New Nietzsche Studies 3 (1-2): 107-115. 1999.
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    Nietzsche on woman
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 19 (3): 333-345. 1981.
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    Heidegger and Myth: A Loop in the History of Being
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 22 (2): 45-64. 1991.
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    Time-sharing in the Bestiary: On Daniel W. Conway’s “The Politics of Decadence”
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 37 (Supplement): 35-41. 1999.
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    A Story of Unrequited Love
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (2): 287-296. 2015.
    Aristotle’s Poetics defends the value of tragic poetry, presumably to counter Plato’s critique in the Republic. Can this defense resonate with something larger and rather surprising, that Aristotle’s overall philosophy displays a tragic character? I define the tragic as pertaining to indigenous and inescapable limits on life, knowledge, control, achievement, and agency. I explore how such limits figure in Aristotle’s physics, metaphysics, and biological works. Accordingly I want to disturb the c…Read more
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    How is it that sounds from the mouth or marks on a page—which by themselves are nothing like things or events in the world—can be world-disclosive in an automatic manner? In this fascinating and important book, Lawrence J. Hatab presents a new vocabulary for Heidegger’s early phenomenology of being-in-the-world and applies it to the question of language. He takes language to be a mode of dwelling, in which there is an immediate, direct disclosure of meanings, and sketches an extensive picture of…Read more
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    In this book, Lawrence Hatab provides an accessible and provocative exploration of one of the best-known and still most puzzling aspects of Nietzsche's thought: eternal recurrence, the claim that life endlessly repeats itself identically in every detail. Hatab argues that eternal recurrence can and should be read literally, in just the way Nietzsche described it in the texts. The book offers a readable treatment of most of the core topics in Nietzsche's philosophy, all discussed in the light of …Read more
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    Interpreting Heidegger
    Research in Phenomenology 46 (3): 456-465. 2016.
  • Liberty & Equality: Dvd
    with Ken Knisely and James Sterba
    Milk Bottle Productions. 2002.
    Is political discourse an impotent spectator to the ongoing exercise of political power? Can we ever resolve the tensions between the political values of liberty and equality? With Drew Arrowood, Lawrence Hatab, and James Sterba
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    Ethics and Finitude: Heideggerian Contributions to Moral Philosophy (edited book)
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2000.
    This book explores what anyone interested in ethics can draw from Heidegger's thinking. Heidegger argues for the radical finitude of being. But finitude is not only an ontological matter; it is also located in ethical life. Moral matters are responses to finite limit-conditions, and ethics itself is finite in its modes of disclosure, appropriation, and performance. With Heidegger's help, Lawrence Hatab argues that ethics should be understood as the contingent engagement of basic practical questi…Read more