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Tracy Colony

PhD in Philosophy
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Prof. Dr. Tracy Colony received his doctorate in Philosophy in 2001 from Leuven (Belgium). In 2000-01 he held a Flemish Community Fellowship and in 2002-03 a DAAD supported post-doctorate at Bard College Berlin, where, since 2003, he has taught. In 2006 he received a stipend from the Weimar Classics Foundation. 

Classes Taught at Bard College Berlin
  • Plato's Republic and Its Interlocutors
  • Forms of Love
  • The Thought of Martin Heidegger
  • In Search of the Good: An Introduction to Ethics
  • Continental Aesthetics
  • The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Introduction to Existentialism
  • Totality and Infinity
  • Dante's Divine Comedy
  • Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy
  • Existentialism
  • The Philosophy of Transcendentalism
  • Philosophy and Poetry: The Work of Friedrich Hölderlin

General Teaching Interests
Ancient Philosophy, German Idealism, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Contemporary Phenomenology

Martin Heidegger, Phänomenologie der Anschauung und des Ausdrucks; Gesamtausgabe Bd. 59, (Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann, 2007); translated as Phenomenology of Intuition and Expression (London: Continuum, 2010).

Publications (selection)
  • "Composing Time: Stiegler on Nietzsche, Nihilism and a Possible Future" in Nietzsche and the Politics of Difference, eds. A. Rehberg and A. Woodward, (Berlin: de Gruyter) (Forthcoming).
  • "From Time to Time: Auto-Affection in Derrida's 1964-65 Heidegger Course," Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy (2019).
  • "The Future of Technics: Stiegler on Time and Futurity", Parrhesia (2017).
  • "Transformations: Malabou on Heidegger and Change", Parrhesia (2015).
  • "Bringing Philosophy Back to Life: Nietzsche and Heidegger's Early Phenomenology", Studia Phaenomenologica (2014).
  • "Epimetheus Bound: Stiegler on Derrida, Life and the Technological Condition", Research in Phenomenology (2011).
  • "The Death of God and the Life of Being: Heidegger's Confrontation with Nietzsche," in Interpreting Heidegger: Critical Essays, ed. Daniel Dahlstrom, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
  • "A Matter of Time: Stiegler on Heidegger and Being Technological," Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology May (2010).
  • "Concerning Technology: Heidegger and the Question of Technological Essentialism," Idealistic Studies (2009).
  • "Given Time: the Question of Futurity in Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy," The Heythrop Journal (2009).
  • "Attunement and Transition: Hölderlin and Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning)," Studia Phaenomenologica (2008).
  • "The Wholly Other: Being and the Last God in Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy," Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology May (2008).
  • "Before the Abyss: Agamben on Heidegger and the Living," Continental Philosophy Review (2007).
  • "Unearthing Heidegger's Roots: On Charles Bambach's Heidegger's Roots," (review essay) Studia Phaenomenologica (2006).
  • "Geschichte der Rezeption der Heideggerschen Nietzsche Interpretation in Deutschland," in Heidegger-Jahrbuch (Hrg.) A. Denker und H. Zaborowski (Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber, 2005).
  • "Telling Silence: The Question of Divinity in Heidegger's Early Nietzsche Lectures," Epoche (2004).
  • "Heidegger's Early Nietzsche Lectures and the Question of Resistance," Studia Phenomenologica (2004).
  • "Twilight of the Eidos: The Question of Form in Heidegger's Reading of Nietzsche's Thought upon Art," Analecta Husserliana (2004).
  • "Circulus Vitiosus Deus: Time and the Question of God in Heidegger's Nietzsche," Existentia (2003).
  • "Eternal Phenomena: The Question of Contemplation in Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy," Existentia (2003).
  • "Time and the Work of Art: Reconsidering Heidegger's Auseinandersetzung with Nietzsche," Heidegger Studies 19 (2003).
  • "Representation and Metaphor in Nietzsche's "On Truth and Lie in the Extra-Moral Sense" in Neuere Beiträge zur Nietzsche-Forschung (Band II) (Hrg.) Sabine S. Gehlhaar (Cuxhaven: Traude Junghans Verlag) (2001).
  • "Dwelling in the Biosphere? Heidegger's Critique of Humanism and its Relevance for Ecological Thought," International Studies in Philosophy 31:1 (1999).
  • "Exquisite Stimulations: Will and Illusion in The Birth of Tragedy," Journal of Nietzsche Studies Spring (1999).

Prof. Dr. Tracy Colony
Email: t.colony[at]berlin.bard.edu