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Prof. Dr. Günter Figal

Universität Freiburg
Okt. 09 - März 2010

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Günter Figal is professor for philosophy (ordinarius) at the university of Freiburg. He is the editor of the International Yearbook for Hermeneutics (Internationales Jahrbuch für Hermeneutik) and the president of the Martin-Heidegger-Society. Figal held distinguished visiting professor positions in Berlin (Humboldt University), Nishinomiya (Kwansei Gakuin University), Rome (University La Sapienza), Aarhus (Aarhus University), Leuven (Kardinal Mercier Chair), and Boston (Boston College).



Selected Publications


  • Zu Heidegger. Frankfurt a.M. 2009. 248 pages.
  • Verstehensfragen. Tuebingen 2009. 329 pages.
  • Gegenständlichkeit. Tuebingen 2006. 447 pages. Portuguese: Petrópolis (Brazil) 2007. English, Italian, and Hungarian translations forthcoming
  • Nietzsche. Stuttgart 1999. 294 pages. Italian: Rom 2002. 195 pages.
  • Sokrates. Munich 1995. 2nd edition 1998. 144 pages. Italian: Bologna 2000. 140 pages.
  • Der Sinn des Verstehens. Stuttgart 1996. 157 pages. Croatian: Zagreb 1997. 147 pages. Italian: Bologna 2007.
  • Für eine Philosophie von Freiheit und Streit. Stuttgart & Weimar 1994. 181 pages. English: Albany, NY 1998. 226 pages. Italian translation Pisa 2006. 178 pages. Czech: (in parts): Vera Koubová. Prag 1994. 29 pages.
  • Phänomenologie der Freiheit. Frankfurt a.M. 1988. 2nd edition 1991. 428 pages. 3rd edition Weinheim 2000. 432 pages. Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro 2005. Italian: Genova 2006. 441 pages
  • Heidegger zur Einführung. Hamburg 1992. 193 pages. 2nd edition 1996, 3rd edition 1999, 4th edition 2003. Italian: Annamaria Lossi. Pisa 2006. 212 pages. Korean: 2008. 268 pages. Czech: Prague 2007.
  • Untier und die Liebe. Stuttgart 1991. 144 pages. Italian: Pisa 2006. 157 pages
  • Adorno. Bonn 1977. 192 pages



FRIAS Research Project

Erscheinungsdinge. Ästhetik als Phänomenologie (accomplishment of a book)

The book is conceived as a phenomenological elaboration of philosophical aesthetics and thereby as a new conception of philosophical aesthetics as such.  The book will be not be restricted to art but nevertheless concentrated on it.  The structure, the appearance, and the accessibility of artworks will be discussed under the presupposition that art, including modern art, is essentially beautiful. Artworks are transparent beautiful things, which only because of their beauty have a prominent deictic function. They reveal by showing, and the show by showing themselves. The deictic function of art can be described only adequately by elucidating the spatial character of artworks. Therefore the concluding considerations of the book will be devoted to the character of space.