Title Heidegger
Subtitle Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics
Author Michael Marder
ISBN 9781517905033
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No of pages 224
Book size 140 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher University Of Minnesota Press (Combined Academic Publishers)
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“For many years, Michael Marder has been one of the most interesting philosophical interpreters of Heidegger. What he gives us to think here is really remarkable. The readers of his book on Heidegger will be inspired.”
—Peter Trawny, editor of the collected works of Martin Heidegger


“Often indefensible, always indispensable: Heidegger, for all his errors, continues to provoke us as modernity draws nearer to a reckoning. In this thoughtful book, Michael Marder sifts through Heidegger’s texts in a search for an open yet finite dwelling, a home beyond parochialism and globalism.”
—Richard Polt, Xavier University


“Deploying an exceptional familiarity with Heidegger scholarship, Michael Marder highlights how Heidegger’s thinking of the Thing offers a rich opening for ecological resistance to consumerist politics and economics.”
—David Wood, author of Deep Time, Dark Times: On Being Geologically Human


Understanding the political and ecological implications of Heidegger’s work without ignoring his noxious public engagements. The most controversial philosopher of the twentieth century, Martin Heidegger has influenced generations of intellectuals even as his involvement with Nazism and blatant anti-Semitism, made even clearer after the publication of his Black Notebooks, have recently prompted some to discard his contributions entirely. For Michael Marder, Heidegger’s thought remains critical for interpretations of contemporary politics and our relation to the natural environment. Bringing together and reframing more than a decade of Marder’s work on Heidegger, this volume questions the wholesale rejection of Heidegger, arguing that dismissive readings of his project overlook the fact that it is impossible to grasp without appreciating his lifelong commitment to phenomenology and that Heidegger’s anti-Semitism is an aberration in his still-relevant ecological and political thought, rather than a defining characteristic. Through close readings of Heidegger’s books and seminars, along with writings by other key phenomenologists and political philosophers, Marder contends that neither Heidegger’s politics nor his reflections on ecology should be considered in isolation from his phenomenology. By demonstrating the codetermination of his phenomenological, ecological, and political thinking, Marder accounts for Heidegger’s failures without either justifying them or suggesting that they invalidate his philosophical endeavor as a whole.


Introduction: Heidegger’s Eternal Triangle

Part I. Phenomenology

Chapter 1. “Higher Than Actuality”: The Possibility of Phenomenology • Beyond the Merely Possible, or On Possibility That Is Not Itself • Possibility Deformalized, or Existential Energy • The Efficacy of the Possible

Chapter 2. Failure and Nonactualizable Possibility • Heidegger’s Failure, or the Failure of Heidegger? • The Fecundity of Failure: A Preliminary Outline • Deafening Talk, Silent Talk: The Break • Failure and “Lawbreaking” • When Equipment Fails

Chapter 3. The Phenomenology of Ontico-Ontological Difference • Between Two Phenomenologies • The Being of Consciousness • The Being of Experience and Truth

Part II. Ecology

Chapter 4. To Open a Site: A Political Phenomenology of Dwelling • The Lightning Rod of Ecological Politics • The Openedness of Ecological Ethics • The Fall of Nomos—from Ontological Rank to Economism and Nihilism • The Secret Sources of Political Economy • The Need for Housing and the Desire for Dwelling • Things: The Last Repositories of Ecology?

Chapter 5. Devastation • The Ontological Devastation—of Ontology • Devastation and Disarticulation • Devastating Energy • What Is to Be Done—about Doing?

Chapter 6. An Ecology of Property • Ecoproperty • A Russian Moment. The Event of Privatization • Alternatives to the Ecology of Property: Fascism and Liberalism • Thinking, the Other Property • The Heidegger Event (According to Bibikhin)

Part III. Politics

Chapter 7. The Question of Political Existence • Ontico-Ontological Difference Politicized • The Problem of Political Ontology: Between Hegel and Schmitt • Toward a Phenomenological Ontology of Political Existence

Chapter 8. The Other “Jewish Question” • A Question Unraised • Emancipation • “Semitic Nomads,” Roots, and Race • A Non-Figure

Chapter 9. Philosophy without Right? On Heidegger’s Notes for the 1934-35 “Hegel Seminar” (with Marcia Sd Cavalcante-Schuback) • How to Read Heidegger’s Gedankenstriche Completion and Emergence • Powerlessness



About the Author:

Michael Marder is Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, and professor-at-large in the Humanities Institute at Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile. He is author of Grafts: Writings on Plants (Minnesota, 2016) and Energy Dreams: Of Actuality.

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