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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 the Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town. His interests include European philosophy, phenomenology, contemporary Jewish thought and post/decolonial theory. His current research project investigates the failure of alterity narratives in philosophy and post/decolonial theory and how broken relations, betrayal and misrecognition overshadow the recognition of others as an ethical demand. Contemporary narratives appear destined to misread each other; “not-getting-it” becomes a normative obstacle to alternative accounts of otherness. 


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)