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Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 12:57:03 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Announcing a Festschrift in Honor of Bill Richardson


To Nietzsche List recipients with an interest in Heidegger ...

Announcing a New Book -- 

*From Phenomenology to Thought, Errancy, and Desire:
  Essays in Honor of William J. Richardson, S.J.*

edited by
Babette E. Babich
Fordham University, New York, USA
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht
1995

For both continental and analytic styles of philosophy, the thought of Martin
Heidegger must be counted as one of the most important influences in
contemporary philosophy.  In this book, essays by internationally noted
scholars, ranging from David B. Allison to Slavoj Zizek, honour the 
interpretive contributions of WilliamJ. Richardson's pathbreaking
*Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought.*  The essays move from
traditional phenomenology to the idea of essential (another) thinking,
the questions of translation and existential expressions of the turn in
Heidegger's thought, the intersection of politics and language, the philosophic
significance of Jacques Lacan, and several essays on science and technology.
All show the influence of Richardson's first study.  A valuable emphasis 
appears in Richardson's interpretation of Heidegger's conception of 
*die Irre*, interpreted as Errancy, set in its current locus in a discussion
of Heidegger's debacle with the political in his involvement with National
Socialism.

CONTENTS
I *Essays on the Early H., the Late H., The Kantian Legacy, The Beitraege*
"Through Phenomenology to Concealment," Graeme Nicholson; "Authenticity,
Poetry, God," Karsten Harries; "The Power of Esential Thinking in Heidegger's
Beitraege," George Kovacs; "Raising Atlantis: The Later Heidegger and Con-
temporary Philosophy," David Kolb; "Surplus Being," Richard Kearney; "Existenz
in Incubation Underway toward *Being and Time*," Ted Kisiel; "'Gelassenheit'
bei Heidegger und Meister Eckhart," F.-W. von Herrmann; "Heidegger I, Heidegger
II, and *Beitraege zur Philosophie*, Parvis Emad; "Reticence and Resonance in
the Work of Translating," Ken Maly; "*Das Gewesen*: Remembering the Fordham
Years," Thomas Sheehan.
II *Through Phenomenology to Thinking: The Turning of the Existential Question*
"Die existenzdialektische Grundvoraussetzung der Verzweiflungsanalyse 
Kierkegaards," Michael Theunissen; "Profile," Pina Moneta; "The Turn," Joan
Stambaugh; "The Call," John Anderson; "Letter to Bill Richardson," Charles
Scott; "Ein versuch ueber Herkunft und Zukunft in der 'Froemmigkeit des
Denkens' im Hinblick auf Martin Heidegger," Max Mueller; "Desire - (The)
Passion," Adriaan Peperzak.
III *The Political and the Philosophical: Arrant Errancy*
"Dark hearts: Heidegger, Richardson, and Evil," Jack Caputo; "Heidegger's
Fall," William J. Richardson; "'I Will Tell You Who You Are.' Heidegger on
Greco-German Destiny and *Amerikanismus*," Robert Bernasconi; "The Uses and
Abuses of Aristotle's Rhetoric in Heidegger's Fundamental Ontology: The
Lecture Course, Summer 1924," Chris Smith; "Power, Language, and Desire,"
S. IJsseling (trans. Robert Crease); "On Empty and Full Speech: Intelligibility
and Change in the Public World," Jim Bohman; "Reading the Case of Christopher,"
David Allison and Mark Roberts.
IV *The Ethics of Desire: Philosophy and Psychoanalysis*
"Lacan and Heidegger: The Ethics of Desire and the Ethics of Authenticity,"
Richard Capobianco; "'Now You See It...': The Dynamics of Presence and Absence
in Psychoanalysis," Rick Boothby; "Myth, Ritual, Desire, Gender," Joseph
Smith; "Adaequatio Sexualis: Is There a Measure of Sexual Difference?" Charlie
Shepherdson; "Schreber and Hoelderlin," Wilfrid Ver-Eecke; "Hegel, Lacan,
Deleuze: Three Strange Bedfellows," Slavoj Zizek; "Ontical Craving Vs.
Ontological Desire," Michael Zimmerman.
V *Psychoanalysis, Science, and World: Calculation, View, Transfiguration*
"Reflections on the 'Foundations' of Psychology and Psychoanalysis," Joseph
Kocklemans; "Heidegger and Freud," Fred Dallmayr; "The Science Thing," Debra
Bergoffen; "Heidegger's Longest Day: Twenty-Five Years Later," Patrick Heelan;
"Heidegger's Philosophy of Science: Calculation, Thought, and Gelassenheit,"
Babette Babich; "The World as a Whole," Alphonso Lingis.
Supplement: "Martin Heidegger," Full text of a reference article prepared
by William J. Richardson for the Forthcoming *Supplement to the Encyclopedia
of Philosophy*.
Contributors
Index

The book is volume 133 in the Phaenomenologica Series

But it is one of its priciest -- thus if your library balks at ordering it,
please encourage them...

ISBN 0-7923-3567-8  
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1995
List: $250.00  (NLG 340/GBP 150)

Sorry for the length (!)
but Bill Richardson is 75 this month
and this book collection in his honor is a collection representing a wide
range of Heidegger studies over the more than 30 years since
the publication of his own study of Heidegger ... a book many remember
for the important help it offered in coming to grips with so
difficult a thinker.

If anyone deserves a festschrift and our thanks,
more than a few will agree that Bill Richardson is
right up there with the best of them.

I am not encouraging ANY personal orders (book costs too damn much)
but do encourage your libraries to order the book ...

With my thanks for your kind indulgence,

Babette E. Babich



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