Richard Wolin

Richard Wolin

Richard Wolin is an intellectual historian.

He is Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York Graduate Center, where he has worked since 2000. He is known for a series of Platonic attacks on postmodernism in general, and on particular contributors to and sources of its late twentieth century formulation, including Nietzsche and Heidegger.

Before going to CUNY, he was a professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He currently resides in Maplewood, New Jersey and has three children.



*"Walter Benjamin: An Aesthetic of Redemption". (1982)
*"The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger" (1990)
*"The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader".(1991)
*"The Terms of Cultural Criticism: The Frankfurt School, Existentialism, Poststructuralism" (1992)
*"Karl Löwith, Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism". (1995) editor).
*"Labyrinths: Explorations in the Critical History of Ideas".(1995)
*"Heidegger's Children: Philosophy, Anti-Semitism, and German-Jewish Identity" (2001) also as "Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse"
*"The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche to Postmodernism" (2004)


*" [ Paul Ricoeur as Another: how a great philosopher wrestled with his younger self] ", "The Chronicle of Higher Education", October 14, 2005

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