Heidegger in Russia and Eastern Europe

Heidegger in Russia and Eastern Europe, edited by Jeff Love, is now available.

The latest addition to Rowman & Littlefield’s New Heidegger Research series, “this volume examines Heidegger’s influence in a region where his reception has had a remarkable and largely hidden history: Eastern Europe and Russia.”

According to the publisher, “the book begins by addressing two important literary influences on Heidegger: Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. It goes on to examine Heidegger’s philosophical influence, and features three crucial figures in the reception of Heidegger’s thought in Eastern Europe and Russia: Vladimir Bibikhin, Krzysztof Michalski, and Jan Patočka. Finally the volume deals with an often vexed issue in current treatments of Heidegger: the importance of Heidegger’s philosophy for politics. The book includes essays by an international team of contributors, including leading representatives of Heideggerian thought in Russia today. Heidegger’s thought plays a key role in debates over Russian identity and the geopolitical role Russia has to play in the world. The volume surveys the complicated landscape of post-Soviet philosophy, and how the rise of widely differing appropriations of Heidegger exploit familiar fault lines in the Russian reception of Western thinkers that date back to the first stirrings of a distinctively Russian philosophical tradition.”

Contributors include Michael Meng, Horst-Jürgen Gerigk, Inessa Medzhibovskaya, Alexander Kluge, Josef Moural, Vladislav Suvák, Andrzej Serafin, Krzysztof Michalski, Michael Marder, Daniel Kroupa, Jeff Love, Alexander Dugin, Vladimir Bibikhin, and Sergey Horujy. The book’s sections are Influences, Philosophical Traces, and Political Contexts.

I translated the Dugin chapter.

Heidegger in Russia and Eastern Europe
Heidegger in Russia and Eastern Europe, edited by Jeff Love.

The book is available on Amazon or from the publisher.

To see some of my work past work on Dugin and Heidegger, have a look at my publications.

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