Although Martin Heidegger is undeniably one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, among the philosophers who study his work there is considerable disagreement over what might seem to be basic issues: Why is Heidegger important? What did his work do? This volume is an explicit response to these differences, and is unique in bringing together representatives of many different approaches to Heidegger's philosophy. The essays discuss topics that are central to Heidegger's work, and the contributors also address the presuppositions that guide their understanding of Heidegger.
1. Appropriating Heidegger James E. Faulconer; Part I. Thinking Our Age: 2. Philosophy, thinkers, and Heidegger's place in the history of being Mark A. Wrathall; 3. Night and day: Heidegger and Thoreau Stanley Cavell; 4. Heidegger's alleged challenge to the Nazi concepts of race Robert Bernasconi; 5. Heidegger and ethics beyond the call of duty Albert Borgmann; Part II. Heidegger in Context: 6. People of God, people of being: the theological presuppositions of Heidegger's path of thought John D. Caputo; 7. Heidegger for beginners Simon Critchley; 8. The critique of anthropologism in Heidegger's thought Françoise Dastur; Part III. Reading Being and Time: 9. In respectful contempt: Heidegger, appropriation, facticity Rudi Visker; 10. Could anything be more intelligible than everyday intelligibility: reinterpreting Division I of Being and Time in the light of Division II Hubert L. Dreyfus; 11. Another time John Sallis; 12. Intentionality, teleology, and normativity Mark Okrent.