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Dr Louis Blond

Blond, P.L. 2010. Heidegger and Nietzsche:

Dr. Louis Blond

Overcoming Metaphysics.London: Continuum

International. ISBN 9781847064042.

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Louis Blond is a Senior Lecturer in Jewish Religion and Jewish Thought at the University of Cape Town. His research focuses on European philosophy, particularly phenomenology and post-structuralism, and philosophy’s relationship with religious discourse. He recently published a monograph for Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy, Heidegger and Nietzsche: Overcoming Metaphysics, which examines Heidegger's confrontation with Nietzsche and traces Heidegger's attempt to find a pathway out of nihilism. He has also published on Franz Rosenzweig, Emmanuel Levinas, homelessness, translation and religious freedom.



Selected Biography


Co-authored with Peter G. Danchin, ‘Unlawful Religion? Modern Secular Power and the Legal Reasoning in the JFS Case,’ Maryland Journal of International Law (forthcoming)


‘Translation, Interpretation and Contemporary Jewish Thought,’ Journal for the Study of Religion, Vol. 25 (2) 2012


‘Franz Rosenzweig: Homesickness in Time,’ New German Critique, No. 111, Fall 2010


Heidegger and Nietzsche: Overcoming Metaphysics (London: Continuum, 2010)