JBSP Online: Prabhsharanbir Singh – Heidegger and Colonialism

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Available now, Singh’s essay for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, online in advance of the paper edition.

Prabhsharanbir Singh– ‘Auseinandersetzung, Colonialism and Heidegger’s Oblivion of Other Beginnings’ (Originally published online: 24 November 2019).

Abstract: This article attempts to enact a creative confrontation (Auseinandersetzung) between Heidegger and Sikh spirituality. Heidegger’s idea of confrontation did not stay the same throughout his career. It goes through multiple transformations. The earliest iteration of this idea in the 1930s can be linked to his ethno-centrism. In the Black Notebooks, Heidegger performs a confrontation with himself, which marks his attempts to go beyond his prior position. Later in the 1960s and 1970s, Heidegger gets a glimpse of what a different confrontation might look like. However, he fails to enact it. This failure can be located in his inability to build a profound connection between his quest and non-European traditions. The article concludes with a fleeting glance at what such a connection between Heidegger’s quest and Sikh spirituality might look like.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1690750

Prabhsharanbir Singh, ISGP, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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