Professor Dennis Schmidt

Professor Dennis Schmidt

Professor in Philosophy,
Philosophy@westernsydney (SoHCA)

Biography

Before coming to Western Sydney University, Dennis Schmidt taught at various universities in North America and Europe: Penn State, Villanova, and SUNY-Binghamton, as well as visiting appointments at the University of Rome ("La Sapienza") and the University of Freiburg.  He has taught in Comparative Literature and German Departments, as well as Philosophy.  In addition to his own publications, he edits the SUNY Series in Continental Philosophy, which now has over 150 books in print. 

This information has been contributed by Professor Schmidt.

Qualifications

  • PhD Boston University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Philosophy@westernsydney (SoHCA)

Contact

Email: D.Schmidt@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6311
Mobile:
Location: 7.G.09
Bankstown
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Schmidt, D. (2014), 'Idiome der Wahrheit', : Vittorio Klostermann 9783465042273.
  • Schmidt, D. (2012), 'Between Word and Image: Heidegger, Klee, and Gadamer on Gesture and Genesis', : Indiana University Press 9780253006189.
  • Schmidt, D. (2005), 'Lyrical and Ethical Subjects: Essays on the Periphery of the Word, Freedom, and History', : State University of New York Press 9780791465134.
  • Schmidt, D. (2001), 'On Germans & Other Greeks: Tragedy and Ethical Life', : Indiana University Press 9780253338686.

Chapters in Books

  • Schmidt, D. (2018), 'Ethics after Heidegger', After Heidegger?, Rowman and Littlefield 9781786604859.
  • Schmidt, D. (2016), 'Hermeneutics and ethical life : on the return to factical life', The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118529638.
  • Schmidt, D. (2016), 'In Kant's wake : on transfigurements', On The True Sense of Art: A Critical Companion to the Transfigurements of John Sallis, Northwestern University Press 9780810131590.
  • Schmidt, D. (2016), '"Honoring one's commitments"', Commonplace Commitments: Thinking Through the Legacy of Joseph P. Fell, Bucknell University Press 9781611487305.
  • Schmidt, D. (2016), 'Being and time', The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger, Bloomsbury Academic 9781441199850.
  • Schmidt, D. (2015), 'Text and translation', The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics, Routledge 9780415644587.
  • Schmidt, D. (2015), 'Creatures of imagination : on dreams and the radical imagination', International Yearbook for Hermeneutics. Volume 14: Focus: The Space of Imagination, Mohr Siebeck 9783161540035.
  • Schmidt, D. (2014), 'O texto eo jardim : a leitura do Fedro de Platao sobre a Leitura e a tarefa etica da hermeneutica', Hermeneutica e Dialetica : entre Gadamer e Plat?o, Edic?o~es Loyola 9788515041787.
  • Schmidt, D. (2014), 'On the sources of hermeneutics : ethical life and the holy', Hermeneutics Between Faith and Reason: Essays in Honor of Ben Vedder, uitgever niet vastgesteld 9789461651310.
  • Schmidt, D. (2013), 'Truth be told : Homer, Plato, and Heidegger', Heidegger and Language, Indiana University Press 9780253007407.
  • Schmidt, D. (2013), 'The garden of letters : reading Plato's Phaedrus on reading', International Yearbook for Hermeneutics. Volume 12: Focus: Reading, Mohr Siebeck 9783161527111.
  • Schmidt, D. (2012), 'Hermeneutic as original ethics', Hermeneutic Rationality, Lit 9783643115492.
  • Schmidt, D. (2012), 'Von der Wahrheit sprechen : Homer, Platon und Heidegger', Heidegger und die literatur, Vittorio Klostermann 9783465041344.
  • Schmidt, D. (2012), 'Paul Klee and the writing of life', Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision: From Nature to Art, McMullen Museum of Art 9781892850195.
  • Schmidt, D. (2011), 'Who counts? : on democracy, power, and the incalculable', Philosophy and the Return of Violence: Studies from this Widening Gyre, Continuum 9781441152725.
  • Schmidt, D. (2011), 'On the idiom of truth and the movement of life : some remarks on the task of hermeneutics', Internationales Jahrbuch Fur Hermeneutik. Band 10, Schwerpunkt: 50 Jahre Wahrheit und Methode, Mohr Siebeck 9783161508523.
  • Schmidt, D. (2011), 'Of birth, death, and unfinished conversations ', Gadamer's Hermeneutics and the Art of Conversation, Lit 9783643111722.
  • Schmidt, D. (2011), 'Nietzsche und die Wiedergeburt der Tragodie', Die Philosophie des Tragischen: Schopenhauer - Schelling - Nietzsche, Walter de Gruyter 9783110209181.
  • Schmidt, D. (2011), 'Hermeneutics and 'die Au?erlichkeit des Lebens'', Gegenstandlichkeit und Objektivitat, Mohr Siebeck 9783161509223.
  • Schmidt, D. (2010), 'On the tragic : one more time', Heideggers Schelling-Seminar (1927/28): Die Protokolle von Martin Heideggers Seminar zu Schellings "Freiheitsschrift" (1927/28) und die Akten des Internationalen Schelling-Tags 2006, Frommann-Holzboog 9783772824647.
  • Schmidt, D. (2010), 'The later Heidegger', The History of Continental Philosophy. Volume 4, Phenomenology: Responses and Developments, University of Chicago Press 9780226740461.
  • Schmidt, D. (2009), '"Like a fire that consumes all before it..." : between word and image', Internationales Jahrbuch Fur Hermeneutik. Band 8, Schwerpunkt: Wort und Schrift, Mohr Siebeck 9783161499258.
  • Schmidt, D. (2008), 'What should be said of tragedy today?', The Locus of Tragedy, Brill 9789004166257.
  • Schmidt, D. (2008), 'Heidegger, Gadamer, Klee : on word and image', Hermeneutik der Geschichte, Hermeneutik der Kunst, Mohr Siebeck 9783161497216.

Journal Articles

  • Schmidt, D. (2017), 'On the ethopoetic possibilities of the work of art : responding to Brogan and Sallis', Philosophy Today, vol 61, no 1 , pp 73 - 84.
  • Schmidt, D. (2017), 'Introduction to Heidegger's "Notes on Klee"', Philosophy Today, vol 61, no 1 , pp 3 - 6.
  • Schmidt, D. (2017), 'Dominique Janicaud : Heidegger in France', Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, .
  • Schmidt, D. (2017), 'Between Niobe and Mary : remarks on Andrew Benjamin's Towards a Relational Ontology', Research in Phenomenology, vol 47, no 2 , pp 241 - 249.
  • Schmidt, D. (2017), 'On Tristan chords and knee play : music at the limit', Internationales Jahrbuch fur Hermeneutik, vol 16 , pp 84 - 95.
  • Schmidt, D. (2017), 'Where ethics begins....', Epoche, vol 22, no 1 , pp 159 - 175.
  • Rohden, L. and Schmidt, D. (2017), 'Dennis Schmidt and his conception of philosophical hermeneutics', Filosofia Unisinos, vol 18, no 3 , pp 253 - 259.
  • Schmidt, D. (2015), 'The monstrous, catastrophe, and ethical life : Hegel, Heidegger and Antigone', Philosophy Today, vol 59, no 1 , pp 61 - 72.
  • Schmidt, D. (2014), 'Another interrupted conversation', Oxford Literary Review, vol 36, no 2 , pp 306 - 308.
  • Schmidt, D. (2013), 'From the moly plant to the gardens of Adonis', Epoche, vol 17, no 2 , pp 167 - 177.
  • Schmidt, D. (2013), 'Keeping pace with the movement of life : on words and music', Research in Phenomenology, vol 43, no 2 , pp 193 - 203.
  • Schmidt, D. (2013), 'Klee's gardens', Research in Phenomenology, vol 43, no 3 , pp 394 - 404.
  • Schmidt, D. (2012), 'The idiom of the ethical', Epoche, vol 17, no 1 , pp 15 - 24.
  • Schmidt, D. (2011), 'On soil and soul : the philosophical question of the garden', Poligrafi, vol 16, no 61-62 , pp 169 - 184.
  • Schmidt, D. (2010), 'In Kant's wake : on John Sallis' Transfigurements', Research in Phenomenology, vol 40, no 1 , pp 104 - 114.
  • Schmidt, D. (2009), 'Naked, puny, and wild : on the idea of form', Philosophy Today, vol 53, no Supplement , pp 81 - 87.
  • Schmidt, D. (2008), 'Who counts? : on democracy, power, and the incalculable', Research in Phenomenology, vol 38, no 2 , pp 228 - 243.

Supervision

Professor Schmidt is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Thought and Transcendence: Hegel and Heidegger on Kantian Subjectivity
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The theodicy of Luigi Pareyson and its relationship with Schelling's conception of evil and freedom.
Field of Research:

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