Professor, Philosophy Department
Heidegger, Greek Philosophy, Continental Philosophy
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.
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 and Littlefield, 2005.
The Emergency of Being: On Heidegger's "Contributions to Philosophy." Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.