Heidegger’s Way of Being
By Richard Capobianco
University of Toronto Press, October 2014
From the UT Press:
In Heidegger’s Way of Being, the follow-up to his 2010 book, Engaging Heidegger, Richard Capobianco makes the case clearly and compellingly that the core matter of Heidegger’s lifetime of thought was Being as the temporal emergence of all beings and things. Drawing upon a wide variety of texts, many of which have been previously untranslated, Capobianco illuminates the overarching importance of Being as radiant manifestation—“the truth of Being”—and how Heidegger also named and elucidated this fundamental phenomenon as physis-Nature, Aletheia, the primordial Logos, and as Ereignis, Lichtung, and Es gibt.
Heidegger’s Way of Being brings back into full view the originality and distinctiveness of Heidegger’s thought and offers an emphatic rejoinder to certain more recent readings, and particularly those that propose a reduction of Being to “sense” or “meaning” and maintain that the core matter is human meaning-making. Capobianco’s vivid and often poetic reflections serve to evoke for readers the very experience of Being—or as he prefers to name it, the Being-way—and to invite us to pause and meditate on the manner of our human way in relation to the Being-way.
By Richard Capobianco
Foreword by William J. Richardson
University of Toronto Press, April 2010/Paperback 2011
The centrality of the name of Being in Heidegger’s thinking; Being itself distinguished from beings in their beingness; Ereignis in relation to Being itself; an elucidation of die Lichtung and other key notions, especially in relation to Being itself; Heidegger’s "turn"; approaching the East; Heidegger and "building"; Heidegger and Lacan on Antigone; the rich and resonant existential implications of Heidegger’s "meditative thinking."
- Richard Velkley, Research in Phenomenology, 41 (2011) 423-449
- Graeme Nicholson, Review of Metaphysics, 65, 1 (2011) 147-148
- William Koch, Human Studies, 34,2 (2011) 231-236
- Bret W. Davis, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 10 September 2010
- Andrew Ryder, Studies in Social and Political Thought, 18 (2010) 142-145
- Lawrence Hatab, Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual, 1 (2011) 86-93
- Reginald Lilly, Journal of the History of Philosophy, 51:2 (April 2013), 323-24
- Douglas Peduti, Teaching Philosophy, 36:2 (June 2013), 196-99
- David P. Haney, Southern Humanities Review, 47:1 (Winter 2013), 91-96.
- See the book description, all reviews, and an interview with the author at www.beyng.com.
- Find the interview here.
De vida o muerte/ Life and Death Matters
by Antonio Barbagallo
Translated and with an Introduction by Richard Capobianco
Madrid, Spain: Verbum Editorial, 2004.
Heidegger Related Text Translations
- Martin Heidegger, "Zur Frage nach der Bestimmung der Sache des Denkens"/ "On the Question Concerning the Determination of the Matter for Thinking"; trans. Richard Capobianco and Marie Göbel, Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, 14:2 (Spring 2010), 213-223.
- Koichi Tsujimura, "Martin Heidegger's Thinking and Japanese Philosophy," and Martin Heidegger, "From Martin Heidegger's Reply in Appreciation"; trans. Richard Capobianco and Marie Göbel, Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, 12:2 (Spring 2008), 349-357.
Recent Work and Reviews
- Heidegger on Hebel: The Inexhaustible Depth of "Things"
- Book Review, NDPR, October 2015
- Book Review, EAP, Reprinted
- "Lacan and Heidegger: The Ethics of Desire and the Ethics of Authenticity," in From Phenomenology to Thought, Errancy and Desire, ed. B. Babich (Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995), 391-396.
- "Heidegger, Caputo and the Ethical Question Re-visited,"The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 25:2 (May 1994), 131-139.
- "Heidegger and Jung: Dwelling Near the Source," Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, 21:1/2/3 (1993), 50-59. [Also published on the website cgjungpage.org]
- "Re-thinking the 'Germinative Point' [of Jung's Work]," The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, 11:4 (1993), 45-53. [Also published on the website cgjungpage.org]
- "Heidegger and the Critique of the Understanding of Evil as Privatio Boni," Philosophy and Theology, 5:3 (Spring 1991), 175-186. [In a slightly modified form, also published on the website cgjungpage.org]
- "Heidegger and the Gods: On the Appropriation of a Religious Tradition," in Hermeneutics and the Tradition.Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, ed. Daniel Dahlstrom, 27 (1988), 183-188.
- "In the Beginning: Jung and Freud on Introversion,"Psychological Perspectives, 20:2 (Fall/Winter 1988), 244-255.
Selected Newspaper Articles and Op-Ed Essays
- "Missed Chances Define Easton's Library Project," Easton Journal, January 22, 1999; one of a number of articles over several years.
- "On the Road to College in Alice's Steps," Springfield Union-News, September 13, 1998.
- "New Stonehill College Library Welcomes Easton Residents [an architectural review]," Easton Journal, August 21, 1998.
- "No Cure for the Human Condition," Providence Journal, November 24, 1997.
- "Reason to Celebrate New Richardson and Olmsted Schools [an architectural review]," Easton Journal, September 12, 1997.
- "On the Yellow Brick Road to College," Boston Globe,August 31, 1997.
- "An Exclusive Multiculturalism," Providence Journal, August 23, 1997.
- "Ourselves, Our Machines," Providence Journal, June 4, 1997.
- "Creating Yourself: Reflections on Emerson," Freshman Orientation Address 1995-96, Stonehill College Alumni Magazine.
Selected Book Reviews
- Heidegger's Temporal Idealism by William Blattner (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) in The Review of Metaphysics, 53:4, June 2000, 918-19.
- Heidegger and the Ground of Ethics by Frederick Olafson(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) in The Review of Metaphysics, 53:1, September 1999, 186-87.
- New World Architecture by Christian Norberg-Schulz (Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1988) in Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology, 3:1, Winter 1992, 6.
- Dwelling, Place and Environment: Towards a Phenomenology of Person and World, ed. Robert Mugerauer and David Seamon (New York: Columbia University Press, 1989) in International Philosophical Quarterly, 31:1, March 1991, 110-112.
- Heidegger's Language and Thinking by Robert Mugerauer (Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1988) in International Philosophical Quarterly, 30:2, June 1990, 262-264.
- Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? An Essay on the Constitutive Imagination by Paul Veyne, trans. Paula Wissing (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988) in International Philosophical Quarterly, 29:3, September 1989, 360-362.
- A Godless Jew: Freud, Atheism and the Making of Psychoanalysis by Peter Gay (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987) in International Philosophical Quarterly, 29:1, March 1989, 110-11.