This book can be approached on two levels. On one level, it is an original study of the post-Heideggerian destiny of postmetaphysical thinking. Here elaborations on the purpose and future of philosophy after the "deconstruction of metaphysics" are playing the central role. On another level, the study examines the possibility to extend Vattimo's hermeneutic nihilism to a "weak ontology" of the remains of Being. On this level, Zabala's program is a continuation (and partial revision) of the "weak thought." THE REVIEW OF METAPHYSICS

” The Remains of Being remains quite lively, nonetheless, for it is written in an energetic and dynamic style, with all the apparent conviction of an apostle of a new philosophical movement and with the excesses typical of such philosophical evangelism.” NOTRE DAME PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEWS

“Santiago Zabala follows his first book, The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat, with this profound interpretation of the history of metaphysics. After offering a compelling reading of Heidegger’s Destruktion of metaphysics as more properly a convalescence (Verwindung) than an agonistic overcoming (Überwindung) of Being, Zabala interprets the work of six post-Heideggerian thinkers as each engaging in his own specific way with what Zabala calls the remains of Being. This dis­cussion leads to his own forceful arguments concerning the purpose and future of philosophy as one of keeping thought attuned to Being’s constant regeneration, albeit always in the form of its remains.” - WILLIAM EGGINTON

  “A bold, ambitious read of the Heidegger legacy as manifest in six very different interpreters. Provocative from beginning to end.” - WILLIAM J. RICHARDSON

 “Although what remains of Being in the work of the thinkers Santiago Zabala explores appears differ­ently in each case, Zabala’s work also demonstrates that what remains of Being, above all else, is its very questionability—and it is surely that which sustains the possibility of thinking. No mere exegesis, Zaba­la’s work constitutes an important and original con­tribution to post-Heideggerian thought—it is a true continuation of the lines of thinking whose outlines and direction it also traces.” - JEFF MALPAS


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