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Thinking after Heidegger
Gail Stenstad

New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
Kenneth Maly, Editor

"Extraordinarily original! Not a work of commentary but a living philosophy, readable, bold, yet careful."—Ladelle McWhorter, editor of Heidegger and the Earth: Essays in Environmental Philosophy

How are we to think and act constructively in the face of today's environmental and political catastrophes? Gail Stenstad finds inspiring answers in the thought of German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Rather than simply describing or explaining Heidegger's transformative way of thinking, Stenstad's writing enacts it, bringing new insight into contemporary environmental, political, and personal issues. Readers come to understand some of Heidegger's most challenging concepts through experiencing them. This is a truly creative scholarly work that invites all readers to carry Heidegger's transformative thinking into their own areas of deep concern.

"The most original and thoughtful work I have read on Heidegger in a decade. . . . Nothing like it exists in print. Stenstad does the seemingly impossible: sets a precedent for scholars to re-personalize thought by grounding it in questions of self-transformation while [also] reaching a general audience. . . . It's a remarkable feat."—Patricia J. Huntington, author of Ecstatic Subjects, Utopia, and Recognition

Gail Stenstad is professor in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at East Tennessee State University, associate editor of Heidegger Studies, and a member of the board of directors of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy.

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cover of Stenstad is a wine colored background with a white box inset, featuring a food item

November 2005
LC: 2005005467 B
232 pp.  6 x 9
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Paper $24.95 s
ISBN 978-0-299-21544-6
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