William Blattner

Professor, Department of Philosophy


updated July, 2012


Heidegger's “Being and Time:” A Reader's Guide. Continuum Books, 2006.

Heidegger's Temporal Idealism. Cambridge University Press, 1999.


“Heidegger: The Existential Analytic of Dasein.” In The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism, ed. by Steven Crowell (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012): 158–177.

“What Heidegger and Dewey Could Learn From Each Other.” Philosophical Topics 36 no. 1 (2008): 57–77.

“Ontology, the Apriori, and the Primacy of Practice: An Aporia in Heidegger's Early Philosophy.” In Heidegger and Transcendental Philosophy, ed. by Steven Galt Crowell and Jeff Malpas (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2007), pp. 10–27.

“Laying the Ground for Metaphysics: Heidegger's Appropriation of Kant.”  In The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger, 2d ed., edited by Charles Guignon  (Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press, 2006), pp. 149–176.

“Temporality.” Co-authored with John Brough. In A Companioin to Phenomenology and Existentialism, ed. Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark Wrathall (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006): 127–134.

“Temporality.” In A Companion to Heidegger, ed. Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark Wrathall (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005): 311–324.

“Heidegger's Kantian Idealism Revisted.” Inquiry 47 (2004): 321–337.

“The Primacy of Practice and Assertoric Truth:  Dewey and Heidegger.”  In Heidegger, Authenticity and Modernity: Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus, vol. 1, ed. Mark Wrathall and Jeffrey Malpas (Cambridge, MA:  M.I.T. Press, 2000), pp. 231–249.

“Life is Not Literature.”  In The Many Faces of Time,  ed. John B. Brough and Lester Embree (Holland:  Kluwer, 2000), pp. 187–201.

“Is Heidegger a Representationalist?” Philosophical Topics 27 (1999): 179–204.

“Existence and Self-Understanding in Being and Time.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (1996):  97–110.

“Martin Heidegger (1889-1976).”  In Philosophy of Education:  An Encyclopedia, ed. J.J. Chambliss (New York:  Garland Publishing, 1996), pp. 254–257.

“Decontextualization, Standardization, and Deweyan Science.” Man and World 28 (1995):  321–339.

“Heidegger and Philosophical Modernism.” Inquiry 38 (1995):  257–276.

“The Non-Synthetic Unity of the Forms of Intuition in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.”   In Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress, ed. Hoke Robinson (Milwaukee:  Marquette University Press, 1995), vol. 2, pt. 1, pp. 169–177.

“Is Heidegger a Kantian Idealist?”  Inquiry 37 (1994):  185–201.

“The Concept of Death in Being and Time.”  Man and World 27 (1994):  49–70.

“Heidegger's Debt to Jaspers's Concept of the Limit-Situation.”  In Heidegger and Jaspers, ed. Alan M. Olson (Philadelphia:  Temple University Press, 1994), pp. 153-165.

“Existential Temporality in Being and Time  (Why Heidegger is not a Pragmatist).”  In Heidegger:  A Critical Reader, ed. Hubert L. Dreyfus and Harrison Hall (Oxford:  Basil Blackwell, 1992), pp. 99-129.

Work in Press:

“Authenticity and Resoluteness.” To appear in The Cambridge Companion to “Being and Time,” ed. by Mark Wrathall (exp. 2013).

“Heidegger, Taylor, and the Ideal of Authenticity.” Solicited for Authenticity, ed. by Taylor Carman, in the series Oxford Philosophical Concepts (Oxford UP, exp. 2012).

Forthcoming Work:

“Transcendental Conscience and Essential Guilt,” promised to Heidegger, Authenticity and the Self: Themes from Division Two of Being and Time, ed. Denis McManus, under contract with Routledge.

“Anonymity, Mineness, and Agent-Specificity: Pragmatic Normativity and the Authentic Situation in Heidegger's Being and Time,” promised to a Festschrift in honor of John Haugeland, to be edited by Zed Adams.

Work in Progress:

“Heidegger, Kant, and the Essence of Human Freedom.”

“Resoluteness and Tradition in Being and Time.”

I wouldn't normally list this, but since folks write me to ask when the projected book would appear, I should say that I have largely abandoned my plans for Pragmatist Confrontations: Heidegger, Dewey, and the Primacy of Practice. The book was just not coming together as I had hoped. “What Dewey and Heidegger,” etc., presents some of the main ideas of the book project, and I may work up a second or third article on the themes.

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