I earned my PhD at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Germany) in 1995 with a work on the notions of grounding and groundlessness in Heidegger and Derrida. Subsequently my research focused on the “bodily dimension in thinking” from a historical-genealogical and phenomenological perspective, exploring works of Plato, Nietzsche, Scheler, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, and Foucault. From this project grew my ongoing work on embodied time by focusing on the notion of rhythm. I apporach time in terms of the rhythmic articulation of things and events such that time is of things and events in their encroaching occurrences. At the same time, I continued intensive work on Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy (Of the event). I wrote a widely used introduction to this crucial work titled Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy: An Introduction (the book was translated into Chinese), and co-translated Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy (Of the Event) (Indiana University Press, 2011). My latest book is titled Heideggers Poietic Writings: From Contributions to Philosophy to The Event (Indiana University Press, 2018). It traces shifts of themes and concepts in Heidegger’s non-public writings from 1936 to 1941 and also engages these writings critically.
- Heidegger's Poietic Writings: From Contributions to Philosophy to The Event. (Indiana University Press, 2018) [Review: https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/heideggers-poietic-writings-from-contributions-to-philosophy-to-the-event/]
- The Bodily Dimension in Thinking (Plato, Nietzsche, Scheler, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Foucault). (SUNY Press, 2005)
- Heidegger’s ‘Contributions to Philosophy.’ An Introduction. (Indiana University Press, 2003)
- Die Notwendigkeit der Gründung im Zeitalter der Dekonstruktion. Zur Gründung in Heideggers 'Beiträgen zur Philosophie'; unter Hinzuziehung der Derridaschen Dekonstruktion. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 1997. (“The Need of Grounding in the Age of Deconstruction: On Grounding in Heidegger's 'Contributions to Philosophy’ and its Relation to Derridian Deconstruction.”)
- (Co-editor) A Companion to Heidegger’s ‘Contributions to Philosophy,’ Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.
- Co-translator: Martin Heidegger, Contributions to Philosophy: Of the Event (Indiana University Press, 2011).
- Co-translator: John Sallis, Einbildungskraft by John Sallis (Mohr/Siebeck, 2010).
- “Among Heretics: Derridean influences in Anglo-American encounters with Heidegger’s later work,” in Heidegger and his Anglo-American Reception: A Comprehensive Approach. (In production with Springer)
“Being, Death, and Machination: Thinking Death with and beyond Heidegger,” in Angelaki, Special Issue: What Comes After Death? Contemporary Perspectives on Death in a Post-Humanist Era. (In production)
“A Strange Proximity: On the Notion of Walten in Derrida and Heidegger,“ in Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2022. (In production)
“John Sallis’ Liminal Phenomenology,” in Philosophy, Art, and the Imagination: Essays on the Work of John Sallis, edited by James Risser (Brill, 2021). (In production)
“Heidegger at the Limits of Phenomenology,” in (ed.), Fenomenologická ročenka, vol. IX, edited by Aleš Novák (Prag: Togga, 2019), 67-84. ISBN 978-80-7476-167-6.
“Truth, Errancy, and Bodily Dispositions in Heidegger,” in Heidegger on Affect, edited by Christos Hadjioannou (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2019), 205-226.
- “Body and Time-Space in Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty,” in Research in Phenomenology 49 (2019): 31-48.
- “Truth, Errancy, and Bodily Dispositions in Heidegger,” in Heidegger on Affect, edited by Christos Hadjioannou (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2019), 205-226.
- “Die Schwarzen Hefte und Heideggers seynsgeschichtliche Abhandlungen (1936-1942).” In Heidegger Jahrbuch 11, edited by Alfred Denker and Holger Zaborowski (München: Verlag Karl Alber, 2018), 100-117.
- Attunements, Truth, and Errancy in Heidegger’s Thinking”: in Gatherings7 (2017): 55-69.
- “Thinking Bodily Time-Spaces with and Beyond Heidegger,” in After Heidegger, edited by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt (Roman & Littlefield, 2017), Chapter 28, 295-302.
- “The Dissemination of Time: Durations, Configurations, and Chance.” Research in Phenomenology 47: 1 (2017): 1-18. 18p. DOI: 10.1163/15691640-12341353.
- “The Black Notebooks and Heidegger’s Writings of the Event (1936-1944), in Reading Heidegger’s Black Notebooks 1931-1941 (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016), pp. 127-142.
- “Heidegger’s Reticence: From Contributions to Das Ereignis and Toward Gelassenheit.” Research in Phenomenology, 45.1 (2015): 1-32.
- “Heidegger’s Imageless Saying of the Event.” In Continental Philosophy Review, 2004. DOI 10.1007/s11007-014-9310-4
- “At the Limit of Word and Thought: Reading Heidegger’s Das Ereignis.” In Internationales Jahrbuch für Hermeneutik (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013), 77-91.
- “Ereignis” in The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger, edited by François Raffoul and Eric Nelson (London: Continuum, 2013), Chapter 35, 283-289.
- “Heidegger’s Poietic Writings.” Chapter 7 of Heidegger and Language, edited by Jeffrey Powell (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013), Chapter 7, 119-145.
- “Bodily Being and Indifference.” Epoché 17:1 (2012): 111-122.
- „Ereignis: Enowning or the Event of Appropriation.“ In Martin Heidegger: Key Concepts, edited by Bret W. Davis (Acumen Publishing, 2010), Chapter 10, 140-154.
- “Rhythmic Delimitations of History: On Heidegger and History.” Idealistic Studies 38/1-2 (2008): 91-103.
- “The Body in Max Scheler’s Phenomenology.” Epoché 9:1 (2004): 19-36.
- “Thinking in Decision. On Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy.” Research in Phenomenology, 33 (2003): 247-263 281-283.
- “Poietic Saying.” In A Companion to Heidegger’s ‘Contributions to Philosophy’ (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001), 66-80.
- “La Questione del Corpo nei ‘Beiträge zur Philosophie’.” Giornale di Metafisica - Nuova Serie - XX (1998), 223-238.
I like to teach single author courses and theme-based courses with a historical approach drawing from the classical Western tradition but paying attention as well to non-Western thought and feminist critiques. I have taught courses in phenomenology, hermeneutics, and deconstruction. Among single authors I have taught are Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer, Merleau-Ponty, Nietzsche, Foucault, Spinoza, and Kant. I have taught theme-based courses with a historical approach on topics such as truth, time, space, experience and nature, soul and body, theory of ethics, and the human place in the cosmos. I also have taught introductory level critical thinking courses on a regular basis as well as Ancient and Modern philosophy.