Ruin, Hans 1961–

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Ruin, Hans 1961–

PERSONAL: Born 1961. Education: Stockholm University, Ph.D., 1994.

ADDRESSES: Office—Philosophy Department, Södertörns University College, Marinens väg 30, 136 04 Haninge, Sweden. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Södertörns University College, Haninge, Sweden, professor; Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, research assistant.

MEMBER: Nordic Society for Phenomenology (member of executive committee).


Enigmatic Origins: Tracing the Theme of Historicity through Heidegger's Works, Almqvist & Wiksell (Stockholm, Sweden), 1994.

(Editor, with Aleksander Orlowski) Femonenolgiska perspektiv: Studier i Husserls och Heideggers filosofi, Thales (Stockholm, Sweden), 1996.

(With H. Rehnberg) Herakleitos fragment, 1998.

(Editor, with Dan Zahavi and Sara Heinämaa) Metaphysics, Facticity, Interpretation: Phenomenology in the Nordic Countries, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Boston, MA), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Postsekulariserat interregnum?, edited by O. Franck, Delsbo, 1990; Art and Science, Inapress, 1998; and Hermeneutische Wege: Hans-Georg Gadamer zum Hundertsten, edited by G. Figal and others, Mohr Siebeck, 2000. Contributor to journals, including Kritisk psykologi, Kris, Ellipsis, Hjärnstorm, Basileus, Studia Leibnitiana, Ephoche, Filosofisk tidskrift, Review of Metaphysics, Lychnos, Stockholm Studies in Philosophy, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, and Research in Phenomenology; contributor to newspapers, including Dagens Nyheter.

SIDELIGHTS: A Finnish philosophy professor at Södertörns University College in southern Stockholm, Hans Ruin publishes works on such subjects as modern German and French philosophy, ancient philosophy, and phenomenology and hermeneutics. He has also translated the works of such philosophers as Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, and Herakleitos into Swedish. Commenting on Ruin's Enigmatic Origins: Tracing the Theme of Historicity through Heidegger's Works, Review of Metaphysics contributor George Kovacs described the work as a "serious, well-researched study" of Heidegger's writings and the theme of historicity that runs through them. The book draws on recent scholarship regarding Heidegger, focusing primarily on the philosopher's own works, not secondary sources about them. Ruin asserts that it is essential to understand the historicity of thinking in Heidegger in order to comprehend many of his key ideas regarding time, truth, and the nature of being. Kovacs declared the results to be "an essential contribution to a thoughtful, unprejudiced, and questioning dialogue with Heidegger's way of thinking."



Review of Metaphysics, December, 1995, George Kovacs, review of Enigmatic Origins: Tracing the Theme of Historicity through Heidegger's Works, pp. 433-434.