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David Kleinberg-Levin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Northwestern University. He is the author of ten books, most recently Beckett’s Words: The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning (Bloomsbury, 2015), Redeeming Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald (SUNY Press, 2013) and Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov (Lexington Books, 2012).
Part I. Another Humanism?
Part II. Chapter 1. Sein: What Is Being?
Part II. Chapter 2. Dasein: From Menschsein to Da-sein
Part II. Chapter 3. Ereignis: Da-sein in Appropriation, Gentlest of All Laws
Part II. Chapter IV. Lichtung: Living in the Clearing of Worlds
Part II. Chapter V. Geschick: Toward Another Inception?
Part III. After the History of Being: Prelude and Promise
The first volume (of two) of Heidegger's Phenomenology of Perception, this is an incredibly rich and clear introduction to Martin Heidegger's phenomenological approach to inquiry more generally. Even though the title specifies perception, Kleinberg-Levin (emer., Northwestern Univ.) notes that particular issues having to do with perception will be taken up in his second volume, and that one must understand Heidegger broadly before one approaches his account of perception. Therefore, this introduction will be of great use to first-time readers of Heidegger as well as to specialists interested in perception per se. The book consists of two unequal parts. Part 1, "Another Humanism?" is only 16 pages and introduces Heidegger's thought; part 2 comprises five chapters—"Sein," "Dasein," "Ereignis," "Lichtung," "Geschick"—each devoted to a central aspect of Heidegger's work. This introduction will set the reader up to understand the concerns of perception that Kleinberg-Levin discusses in volume 2 (forthcoming). Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.— Choice Reviews
In this two-volume project on Heidegger’s phenomenology of perception, David Kleinberg-Levin seeks to establish the ontological relevance of perception, in particular in its primary modes of seeing and hearing. This first volume reveals the phenomenological grounds of five key words in Heidegger’s thinking: Sein, Da-sein, Ereignis, Lichtung and Geschick. Through insightful and elegant analyses, always attentive to our embodied experience, Kleinberg-Levin allows the reader to gain access to the very heart of Heidegger’s thought. This brilliant and erudite work will prove invaluable to an ontological analysis of perception and to Heidegger studies.— François Raffoul, professor of philosophy and French studies, Louisiana State University
This volume renders unflinchingly the very deepest thoughts of Heidegger, overcoming the elusive style in which they were first expressed, and re-stating them in vital English prose, very close to life. With great expertise, Kleinberg-Levin interweaves Heidegger’s posthumous notes with his earlier publications. We see how Heidegger points to a possible life on this planet after the experience of modern nihilism.— Graeme Nicholson, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Heidegger’s Phenomenology of Perception is a bold and meticulous rereading of Heidegger’s middle and later thought, a rereading that, without neglecting its vexed alliance with National Socialism, focusses on what we might still learn from it today—namely as a call to responsibly receive and respond to the various manners in which the being of beings appears to our perception.— Bret W. Davis, author of Zen Pathways: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Practice of Zen Buddhism
David Kleinberg-Levin has given us an in-depth reading of Heidegger’s work from earliest to last, organized around five pivotal factors: Being, our Dasein, the Event of Propriation, the Clearing, and das Geschick (given or destiny). Kleinberg-Levin’s extensive scholarship lays a basis for him to fulfill, in volume two, the promise of his exceptionally thought-provoking title: Heidegger’s Phenomenology of Perception.— Wayne J. Froman, Associate Professor of Philosophy, George Mason University, USA
David Kleinberg-Levin has authored a bold and expansive inquiry into the core pillars of Heidegger’s thinking. This sprawling and comprehensive analysis not only offers valuable clarification and elucidation of Heidegger’s thought and terminology—it also, through its own rich phenomenological analyses, lends important insight into what it means to be human.— S. Montgomery Ewegen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College, USA