Tracy Colony

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
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)

"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).