Richard Polt, Time and Trauma: Thinking Through Heidegger in the Thirties reviewed at NDPR by Thomas Sheehan

9781786610515Also at NDPR, Thomas Sheehan reviews Richard Polt’s Time and Trauma: Thinking Through Heidegger in the Thirties.

In the Anglophone world, few if any know the Heidegger of the 1930s better than Richard Polt. His co-translation of three Heidegger courses from that period, together with his major monograph on Heidegger’s 1936-38 Beiträge zur Philosophie, have set a high bar for scholarship on the middle Heidegger and have made an indispensible contribution to it.

With his latest book Polt gathers work he has done over the last ten years and brings it to bear on what he calls “the dark new philosophical landscape” of Heidegger in the 1930s. The result is four strongly argued chapters devoted to three distinct topics…

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