Babette Babich, Fordham University

Babette Babich, "Aftermath" in: Richard Polt and Greg Fried, eds., After Heidegger? (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), pp. 87-97.


The question after any disaster is the question of what remains and that, to the extent that there is still something that remains, is the question of life. It is life that is the question after Auschwitz—how go on, how write poetry, how philosophize? What is called thinking after Heidegger? Are we still inclined to thinking, after Heidegger? And what of logic? What of history? And what of science? In addition, we may ask after ethical implications, including questions bearing on anti-Semitism, but also issues of misogyny, as well as Heidegger’s critical questions concerning technology and concerning animal life and death.