This project studies Martin Heidegger's thought, especially the early formative phase (1919-1925). On the historical level, it is concerned with establishing the constellation of thoughts and ideas which led to the crystallization of Heidegger's early philosophy, as expressed in his lectures and writings in the early 1920's. Of particular interest is Heidegger's shift from transcendental to hermeneutical phenomenology, reflecting Heidegger's attempt to find a balance between Dilthey's historicism and Husserl's apriorism. Of equal importance is Heidegger's interpretation of the neo-Kantians (Windelband, Rickert, Lask, Natorp, and Cassirer) on the one hand and the life-philosophers (Bergson, Klages, Nietzsche, Scheler, and Simmel) on the other hand. In particular, the project aims at unearthing the largely unknown impact of the Historical School (Ranke, Mommsen, Droysen) on Heidegger's early anti-essentialism and proto-"existentialism." Through original research at the Heidegger Archives in Germany I was able to establish the exact nature of Yorck von Wartenburg's and Droysen's thought on Heidegger. On the theoretical level, the project aims at clarifying the nature and the limits of phenomenological philosophy. Here the main questions concern the problems of non-intentional consciousness, the relation of time and consciousness, body and consciousness, history and consciousness, and the connection between phenomenology and neuroscience.
Farin, Ingo, 'Early Heidegger's Concept of History in Light of the Neo-Kantians', Journal of the Philosophy of History, 3 (4) pp. 355-384. (2009).
Farin, Ingo, Translation of The Concept of Time by Martin Heidegger, Continuum, London, (2011).
Farin, Ingo, 'Count Paul Yorck von Wartenburg', Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed), Stanford, 1, pp. 1-20 (2012).
Farin, Ingo, "Three Levels of Historical Analysis in Early Heidegger," in The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy (2012, forthcoming).
Farin, Ingo & Michael Bowler, Ed. The Hermeneutical Heidegger, Nortwestern UP. (2013)
Farin, Ingo, "Complete Transcription in German of Heidegger's 1926 notebook "On History in the Wake of Droysen." (Ms. only)
Farin, Ingo, "Heidegger's Struggle With History," Conference Contribution. Razón y Vida. World Conference on Phenomenology, IV O.P.O Meeting, 19-23 September, Segovia, Spain.
Farin, Ingo, "Death & Responsibility : Socrates & Heidegger" Conference Proceedings APHA November 2011.
Farin, Ingo, "Life-Philosophy from Hegel to Heidegger: The Time of Life." Conference Contribution. ASCP, December 2011.
Heidegger Archives in Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach
Heidegger Archives at Stanford
Martin Heidegger Gesellschaft Messkirch
Australasian Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Association (APHA)
Judgment, Responsibility, and the Life-World: The Phenomenological Critique of Formalism http://philosophy.murdoch.edu.au/jrl/
Center for Subjectivity Research
The Organisation of Phenomenological Organizations
The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Research
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
10 August, 2012