What is Understanding?, by Françoise Dastur
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Françoise Dastur is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis. She has published widely on topics in German idealism, hermeneutics, and phenomenology, and her works have been translated into English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Czech. Among her monographs to appear in English are Questions of Phenomenology: Language, Alterity, Temporality, Finitude (Fordham University Press, 2017); How Are We to Confront Death?: An Introduction to Philosophy (Fordham University Press, 2012); Telling Time: Sketch of a Phenomenological Chronology (Bloomsbury, 2000); Heidegger and the Question of Time (Humanity Books, 1998); and Death: An Essay on Finitude (Athlone, 1996). Among her recent articles are “Présence et représentation: La temporalité de l’oeuvre d’art,” Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (2017); “Derrida’s 1962–63 Sorbonne Courses on Metaphysics and Phenomenology,” Research in Phenomenology (2016); and “Fink lecteur de Nietzsche: La question du dépassement de la métaphysique,” Revue Philosophique de Louvain (2016).
Françoise Dastur, “What is Understanding?,” trans. Kaisa Sivenius, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 40:1 (2019), pp. 133-44.