Dennis J. Schmidt
St. Augustine Center 170
(610) 519-4714
Post-Kantian Continental Philosophy
Greek Philosophy
Literary Criticism
Philosophy of Art

Dennis Schmidt, 1994; B.A., 1974, Bucknell University; M.A. 1976, Boston College; Ph.D., 1980 Boston College; Professor

Honors: Honorary Degrees1995 University Faculty Research Award

1993 PDQWL Award

1988 University Research Semester Award

1987 University Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (SUNY)

1987 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (New York State)

1987 SUNY Faculty Summer Research Grant

1987 Experienced Faculty Travel Grant

1985 New Faculty Development Award

1984 SUNY Faculty Summer Research Grant

1984 Phi Beta Kappa, Bucknell University

1978 Fulbright-Hays Full Fellowship, Universit„t Freiburg

1978 University Dissertation Award, Boston College

Other positions held: (Editor....; Director.....: publisher......:Holds office in......: SERIES EDITOR: "Contemporary Continental Philosophy" (SUNY Press)



1988 The Ubiquity of the Finite: Hegel, Heidegger and the Entitlements of Philosophy (MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 1988), xix + 241 pp.


1986 Natural Law and Human Dignity, by Ernst Bloch, (MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 1986), xxx + 323 pp.


1990 Hermeneutics and the Poetic Motion, (SUNY/CRIT, 1990), 173 pp.


1996 "What we owe the dead," in Revue Philosophique, forthcoming 1996, (26 pp ms).

"Beauty," Encyclopedia of Philosophy Supplement, Macmillian Publishing Co., forthcoming 1996, (2 pp ms).

"The Ordeal of the Foreign," Philosophy Today, (special issue) ed. Caputo and Berghofen, forthcoming 1996, (22 pp ms).

1995 "What we didn't see," in The Silverman Lectures, Duquesne University Press, forthcoming 1995, (29 pp ms). Reprinted in The Presocratics After Heidegger, ed. Jacobs, (SUNY Press), forthcoming 1996.

"Putting Oneself in Words...," in Library of Living Philosophers (Open Court Press), forthcoming 1995, (23pp ms).

"Heidegger and the Greeks / History, Catastrophe and Community," in Heidegger Toward the Turn: Essays on Texts of the 1930's, ed. J. Risser (SUNY Press), forthcoming 1995 (37pp).

"Ruins and Roses: Hegel and Heidegger on Mourning, Sacrifice and History," in Endings: The Question of Memory in Hegel and Heidegger, ed. McCumber & Comay (Northwestern U. Press), forthcoming 1995. (39pp ms).

"Lyrical and Ethical Subjects," in Internationale Zeitschrift fr Philosophie, Vol. I, 1995 pp. 147-158. Reprinted in abridged form in Proceedings of the Kant-Kongress, ed. Robinson, Marquette University Press, 1995, pp. 1-8.

1994 "Can Law Survive?" in Toledo Law Review, Vol. 26., No. 1, Fall 1994, pp. 147-158.

"Why I am so Happy," in Research in Phenomenology, Vol. XXIV, 1994, pp. 3-14. "Among the Ways: Heidegger after Gadamer," introduction to the translation of Gadamer's Heidegger's Ways Albany: SUNY Press, 1994, pp. xv-xxiii.

1993 "Toward `Another Time'," in Southern Journal of Philosophy, (1993) Vol. XXXII, pp. 56-64.

"On the Memory of Last Things," in Research in Phenomenology, 1993, pp. 92-104.

"Fission and Fusion: Gadamer, Hegel and Heidegger on History and Language," in skepteon, Vol. I, No. 2, 1993, pp. 1-13.

"Acoustics: Nietzsche on words and music," in Dialectic and Narrative, ed. Flynn and Judowitz, SUNY Press, 1993, pp. 83-99, 319-323.

"Black Milk and Blue/ Bodies: Heidegger and Celan on the Politics of Language," in Word Traces, ed A. Fiorettos, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993, pp. 81-103, 251-253.

1992 "Between the Meridian and Other Lines," in Proceedings of the Celan Conference, ed. H. Block, 1992, pp. 30-38.

1991 "Changing the Subject: Heidegger, `the' National and `the' Epochal," in Graduate Faculty Journal of the New School, Vol. 14, No. 2 - Vol. 15, No. 1, 1991, pp. 441-464.

1990 "Economies of Production," in Crises in Continental Philosophy, ed. by A. Dallery and C. Scott (Albany: SUNY Press, 1990), pp. 145-57 + pp. 265-8.

"Poetry and the Political," in Festivals of Interpretation, ed. by K. Wright (SUNY Press: Albany, NY), 1990, pp. 209-228.

1989 "Strangers in the Dark: On the limits of praxis in Heidegger," in Southern Journal of Philosophy, (1989) Vol. XXVIII, pp. 43-51.

"Hermeneutics and the Poetic Motion," in Hermeneutics and the Poetic Motion: Translation Perspectives, V, 1989, pp. 1-10.

"In Heidegger's Wake: Belonging to the Discourse of the Turn," in Heidegger Studies Vol. V, 1989, 145-158.

1988 "Circles--Hermeneutic and Otherwise," in Writing the Future, ed. by D. Wood (Routledge & Kegan Paul: London), 1988, pp. 67-77.

"The Hermeneutic Dimension of Translation," in Translation Perspectives IV, ed. by M.G. Rose, (Binghamton: SUNY), 1988, pp. 5-17.

1987 "Kunst, Kritik und die Sprache der Philosophie," Philosophische Rundschau, Vol. 34, 1987, pp. 299-307.

1986 "Heine, History, and Revolution," Foreword to the English edition of Heinrich Heine, Religion and Philosophy in Germany pp. vii-xxii, (SUNY Press: Albany, NY), 1986.

"In the Spirit of Bloch," Introduction to my translation of Ernst Bloch's Natural Law and Human Dignity pp. vii-xxv, (MIT Press: Cambridge, MA), 1986.

1984 "Some Reflections on Translating Philosophy," in Perspectives: Selected Translation Papers, II, 1984, pp. 28-34.

1982 "Between Hegel and Heidegger," Man and World 15 (1982), pp. 57-71.

"On the Obscurity of the Origin," Philosophy Today 26 (Winter 1982), pp. 322-331.


1995 "Replies", by H.-G. Gadamer in Library of Living Philosophers (Open Court Press, 1995 (co-translated by M. Ltkeherm”lle), 78 pp. ms.

1993 "To Diotima," "On tawny leaves...," "In the middle of life," and "Ripe are the fruits," by Friedrich H”lderlin in Graham House Review, translated with L. Rosenberg, No. 17, Fall 1993, pp. 108-111.

1990 "In Praise of Theory," by H.-G. Gadamer in ellipsis Vol. I, No. 1, 1990, pp. 85-100 (co-translated by J. Steinwand).

1989 "Culture and the Word," by H.-G. Gadamer in Hermeneutics and the Poetic Motion (SUNY/CRIT, 1989), pp. 11-23.

1986 "Text and Interpretation," by H.-G. Gadamer in Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy (SUNY Press: Albany, 1986), pp. 377-396. Expanded version reprinted in Dialogue and Deconstruction, SUNY Press, 1988, pp. 21-51 (co-translated by R. Palmer).

1984 "Morality and Religion in Kant," by H. Wagner in Contemporary German Philosophy, Vol. 3, 1984, pp. 75-88.

"On Plato's Unwritten Doctrine," by T. Gerstmeyer in Contemporary German Philosophy, Vol. 4, 1984, pp. 312-319.


1989 Die Heidegger Kontroverse (ed. J. Altwegg), International Studies in Philosophy Vol 20, No.2, 1989, pp 90-93.

1988 Die Religionsphilosophie Hegels (by W. Jaenske), International Studies in Philosophy Vol. 19, No. 3, 1988, pp. 93-4.

Reason in the Age of Science (by H.-G. Gadamer), International Studies in Philosophy, Vol 19, No. 1, 1988, pp. 80-81.

Kant's Critical Philosophy (by G. Deleuze), International Studies in Philosophy, Vol 19, No. 1, 1988, 81-83.

Between Kant and Hegel (by Giovanni and Harris), International Studies in Philosophy, Vol. 19, No.1, 1988, pp. 83-84.

1987 Der Spielraum des Verhaltens (by B. Waldenfels), Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1987, pp. 98-100.

Kierkegaard's Relation to Hegel (by N. Thulstrup), International Studies in Philosophy, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1987, pp. 100-101

1986 Adorno und Heidegger (by H. M”rchen), International Studies in Philosophy Vol. 18, No. 1, 1986, pp. 106-108.