Theodore Kisiel (1930-2021)

Theodore Kisiel, professor emeritus of philosophy at Northern Illinois University, has died.

Professor Kisiel was well-known for his work on Heidegger. Among his several books are The Genesis of Heidegger’s Being and Time (1993) and Heidegger’s Way of Thought: Critical and Interpretative Signposts (2002), a collection of some of his essays. You can browse his writings here and here.

Kisiel joined the faculty of Northern Illinois University in 1969. Prior to that, he worked Canisius College. He earned his PhD in philosophy from Duquesne University.

He died on December 25th, 2021.

You can read an obituary for Professor Kisiel here.

(via Aaron Wendland)

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2 years ago

Never met him personally, but this is a huge loss to the world of Heidegger scholarship and “continental philosophy” generally. The Genesis of Heidegger’s Being and Time is an invaluable resource and an extremely comprehensive piece of scholarship, from which I have learned a great deal.

Scott R Jensen
11 months ago

I was his TA for a year at NIU. I took off two years from my PhD. program at the New School specifically to study Heidegger with him. It was worth it, and, honestly, I love the guy. A world class character, a genuinely dedicated teacher, and everyone knows what remarkable scholar he was. Huge loss.