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Review Article © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156916408X336800 Research in Phenomenology 39 (2009) 135–163 www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Otherwise than the Will: Davis’ Faithful Transgression of Heidegger Bret W. Davis. Heidegger and the Will: On the Way to “ Gelassenheit. ” Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2007. xxxi + 379 pp. Index. Bret Davis has written what I consider to be one of the best English language books on Heidegger in recent years. It is a thoroughgoing and illuminating confrontation ( Auseinandersetzung ) with Heidegger regarding the problem of the will. By book I do not simply mean a study or exposition of a theme, although this book is a highly accomplished study and it does undertake a vigorous and quite thorough engagement with an important and underap- preciated theme, namely, the genesis and fate of the will throughout the course of Heidegger’s Denkweg . “In attempting to carefully read Heidegger’s text” Davis does not resort to the routine application of textual analysis of either the critically dismissive sort (all of Heidegger’s thinking reduces to some manner of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
DOI
10.1163/156916408X336800
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156916408X336800 Research in Phenomenology 39 (2009) 135–163 www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Otherwise than the Will: Davis’ Faithful Transgression of Heidegger Bret W. Davis. Heidegger and the Will: On the Way to “ Gelassenheit. ” Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2007. xxxi + 379 pp. Index. Bret Davis has written what I consider to be one of the best English language books on Heidegger in recent years. It is a thoroughgoing and illuminating confrontation ( Auseinandersetzung ) with Heidegger regarding the problem of the will. By book I do not simply mean a study or exposition of a theme, although this book is a highly accomplished study and it does undertake a vigorous and quite thorough engagement with an important and underap- preciated theme, namely, the genesis and fate of the will throughout the course of Heidegger’s Denkweg . “In attempting to carefully read Heidegger’s text” Davis does not resort to the routine application of textual analysis of either the critically dismissive sort (all of Heidegger’s thinking reduces to some manner of

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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