Faculty & Staff

Dr. Richard Polt

Dr. Richard Polt

Professor and Chair, Philosophy
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Professor and Chair, Honors Programs

ML 4443
238 Hinkle Hall

Phone: (513) 745-3274

Fax: (513) 745-3065

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Degrees:

  • Ph.D. (University of Chicago)

First Year at Xavier University:

1992

Expertise:

Heidegger, Greek Philosophy, Continental Philosophy

Biography:

Richard Polt holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago (1991). His main interests are the metaphysical and ethical problems of Greek and German philosophy. He has taught elective courses on a variety of topics, including Plato, Aristotle, Kant, German idealism, existentialism, slavery, time, and Heidegger.

Selected publications:

Heidegger: An Introduction. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

A Companion to Heidegger's "Introduction to Metaphysics." Edited by Richard Polt and Gregory Fried. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Heidegger's "Being and Time": Critical Essays. Edited by Richard Polt. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

The Emergency of Being: On Heidegger's "Contributions to Philosophy." Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.

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