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    Heidegger studies
gary e. davis
March 2019  

Some explanation follows the listing of topic areas here.

Additions to this project will be noted at the “new in site” spot on my home page and
on this page.

update on “Heidegger studies” -|-
March 7, 2019

thinking of Heidegger teaching -|- March 4, 2019

August 2015
  introduction to Heidegger
    For new readers of Heidegger in English.
March 2017
  thinking with text of Heidegger-in-English
    This is to be the main part of my Heidegger project for this site.
July 2015
  to scholars of Heidegger’s ways
    These few discussions introduce some issues in scholarship, which is different from thinking with his texts.
July 2015
  On a way of being
    I’m beginning a road about humanism that will have several waystations eventually.
November 2015
    from Contributions to philosophy to country path conversations
November 2015
  Heidegger and reading political times
    endeavoring to think well about emancipatory interest and improvised educational leadership
August 2015
  Heidegger in our century
    The page for this is merely suggestive.


There are many years of things that could be listed here. But influence by Heidegger is so integral to me—echoing back to my mid-20s (in the mid-1970s)—that I might consider everything I write to be in light of his thinking.

Some pages within this project that are especially important for me are: “...flow,,... cultivate,” which dwells with a Heideggerian notion of emplacement <—> enframing (and was fun to do). “Fourfolding” is an approach to conceptual prospecting. “On a way of being” is a beginning for excursions that will reach back into decades of living with Heidegger.

“Heidegger and reading political times” above is marginally important (though carefully done—but only partially presented). It was motivated by ongoing controversies (which are likely to get sillier in coming years).

Presently, my projects are growing in non-Heideggerian terms. Yet, one intent of that—one horizon, a telic cohering of my interest in doing this Heideggerian portion of the site—is to show good ways into Heidegger’s ways, especially relative to our ethos, our contemporaneity. There’s more to scholarship than scholasticism (though this point seems to elude many scholars in academic business).

The September note below feels tiresome to me now, a creature of that autumn. But since my project is proximally for beginning students of his work, I will keep the little set of paragraphs.

Going my own way is gradually getting good form (through subarea listings here), but life is to be eternally met by more beginnings.

September, 2014

Each new generation of students may feel as if history begins with you—which is true, to some degree. What might be lastingly important for our accelerated times?

Sustainability of our Anthropocenic epoch is ultimately important. Also, legacy can be ultimately important, inherited and worth advancing beyond itself, like honoring influences by striving for excellent work that influences ( “paying forward,” it’s said), in effect giving the dead reincarnation, if not immortality, through one’s ownmost work, altogether contributing to Our evolving.

Nobody in the 20th century had a conception of Anthropocene (though Heidegger was appealing for “planetary thinking” before the environmental movement of the ’70s, leading to the “planet management” movement of the ’90s, now to struggles for UN climate accords that can have force of law).

We evolved to here, now, and we develop a life in light of there being the evolving—in ever more need of insight—fundamental, lasting insight—originality, origination that may gain lasting efficacy. In light of appealing futures, we draw pasts.

Of course, a pretense of hope for high efficacy, of becoming original, would be profoundly innocent of you—of you. Thank goodness.


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