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Richard Wolin
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: Frankfurt School; Counter-Enlightenment thought; twentieth century French intellectual life; Heidegger and the German ideology

Research Interests:

Heidegger’s Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, Herbert Marcuse (Princeton University Press, 2001)

Labyrinths: Explorations in the Critical History of Ideas (University of Massachusetts Press, 1995)

Walter Benjamin: An Aesthetic of Redemption (University of California Press, 1994; second edition)

The Terms of Cultural Criticism: The Frankfurt School, Existentialism, Poststructuralism (Columbia University Press, 1992)

The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader. (MIT Press, 1993)

The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger (Columbia University Press, 1990)


Courses Taught

French Social Thought: From Durkheim to Derrida (2001)

Intellectuals and Politics in Twentieth Century Europe (2001)

The Outcome of Classical German Philosophy (2000)

After Postmodernism (2000)

The Frankfurt School (1999)


Current Projects


I am currently working on a study of French intellectuals (Sartre, Foucault, Tel Quel, and others) and Maoism in the aftermath of May 1968