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Babette Babich (born 14 November 1956, New York City) is an American philosopher known for her studies of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Anders, Adorno, and Hölderlin as well as for her work in aesthetics, including philosophy of music but also film, television, and digital media, as well as life-size bronzes in antiquity (Greek sculpture), and continental philosophy, especially the philosophy of science and technology. In addition, Babich has foregrounded the role of politics in institutional philosophy (the analytic-continental divide) as well as gender in the academy. A student of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Babich also worked with Jacob Taubes and Paul Feyerabend among others. In 1996, Babich founded (and edits) the journal New Nietzsche Studies, echoing the spirit of the 1974 book, The New Nietzsche, the pathbreaking collection edited by David Blair Allison.

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Editor and contributorEdit

  • Reading David Hume's 'Of the Standard of Taste. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019.
  • Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017.
  • New Nietzsche Studies. The Journal of the Nietzsche Society. 1996 - ongoing.
  • The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology. Frankfurt am Main: Springer, 2013. [With Dimitri Ginev]
  • Heidegger und Nietzsche. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. [With Holger Zaborowski and Alfred Denker]
  • Nietzsche, Habermas, and Critical Theory. Amherst, New York. Prometheus Books Humanity Books Imprint. 2004.
  • Hermeneutic Philosophy of Science, Van Gogh's Eyes, and God: Essays in Honor of Patrick A. Heelan. S.J. [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.] Dordrecht. Kluwer. 2002.
  • Nietzsche, Theories of Knowledge and Critical Theory: Nietzsche and the Sciences I [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.] Dordrecht. Kluwer. 1999.
  • Nietzsche, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Nietzsche and the Sciences II [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.] Dordrecht. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1999.
  • From Phenomenology to Thought, Errancy, and Desire: Essays in Honor of William J. Richardson, S.J. [Phænomenologica] Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht. 1995.


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