Richard Polt

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Richard Polt
Fields Philosophy
Alma mater University of Chicago
Thesis Heidegger and the Place of Logic (1991)
Doctoral advisor Leszek Kolakowski

Richard F. H. Polt is a professor of philosophy at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has written about and translated works by Martin Heidegger. Polt is a typewriter enthusiast active on the Typosphere[1] and a former editor of the quarterly ETCetera publication about manual typewriters. He is the author of three books, and he recently contributed to the documentary California Typewriter that features Tom Hanks.


As author[edit]

  • The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century' (Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press, 2015)
  • The Emergency of Being: On Heidegger's 'Contributions to Philosophy' (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006)
  • Heidegger: An Introduction (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999)


  • Heidegger's 'Being and Time': Critical Essays (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)
  • Richard Polt and Gregory Fried (eds.), A Companion to Heidegger's 'Introduction to Metaphysics'" (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001)

As translator[edit]

  • Martin Heidegger, Being and Truth, trans. by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010)
  • Martin Heidegger, An Introduction to Metaphysics, trans. by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2000)
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1997)

See also[edit]


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