Christopher Merwin

PhD Candidate

Sixth year Ph.D. Candidate

(Please email me for my full and updated CV)


  • History of Philosophy
  • Phenomenology (esp. Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty)
  • Metaphysics (esp. Time)


  • Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science & Technology


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Emory University, May 2020 (Anticipated)

Dissertation: Heidegger’s Later Concept of Time

Dissertation Committee: Andrew J. Mitchell (Director), Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Boston University), John T. Lysaker, Dilek  Huseyinzadegan, Marta Jimenez.

  • M.A., Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, 2014
  • B.A., Philosophy, Religious Studies, Minor: Classics, Boston University, 2000

 Edited Volumes

 Heidegger on Technology, edited by Aaron J. Wendland, Christopher D. Merwin, and Christos M. Hadjioannou (New York: Routledge, 2018).  Edited volume with introduction, “Heidegger’s Thinking Through Technology”


The Oldest Fragment of Philosophy: Heidegger’s Readings of Anaximander”, Reading Heidegger and the Classics, edited by Aaron Turner (Berlin: De Gruyter, in preparation).

“Heidegger’s Justice: Ontology, Temporality, and the Esteeming of Beings”, Research in Phenomenology (under review).

“The Realization of Being in Aristotle’s account of Coming-to-be”, The Review of Metaphysics (under review).


Gourdain, Sylvaine. “Ground, Abyss, and Primordial Ground. Heidegger in the wake of Schelling”, in Paths in Heidegger’s Later Thought, ed. Günter Figal, et. al (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019). Translation of “Grund, Ab-grund, Ur-grund. Heidegger dans les pas de Schelling.”

Kommerell, Max. “Hölderlin’s Empedocles Poems” in Philosophers and their Poets: Reflections on the Poetic Turn in German Philosophy Since Kant. (SUNY Press, 2019). Translation of “Hölderlins Empedokles-Dichtungen” Co-translated with Margot Wielgus.

Trawny, Peter. “Heidegger, ‘World Judaism’, and Modernity”, in Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual 5 (2015): 1-20. Translation of “Heidegger, ‘Welt Judentum’, und ‘Modernität’.”

 Figal, Günter. The Unapparent: The Space of Phenomenology (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, under contract). Translation of Unscheinbarkeit: Der Raum der Phänomenologie (Mohr Siebeck, 2015). Co-translated with Margot Wielgus.

Heidegger, Martin. Guiding Thoughts on the Emergence of Metaphysics, Modern Science, and Contemporary Technology. Translated by Andrew J. Mitchell and Christopher Merwin (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, under contract). Translation of Leitgedanken zur Entstehung der Metaphysik, der neuzeitlichen Wissenschaft und der modernen Technik. Gesamtausgabe Band 76 (Klostermann, 2009).

Review Articles & Book Reviews

Review of Martin Heidegger, Bremen and Freiburg Lectures. Andrew Mitchell (tr.), Continental Philosophy Review, Volume 47, Issue 3-4 (2013).

 Review of Martin Heidegger, Country Path Conversations, Bret Davis (tr.), Florida Philosophical Review, Volume XII, Number 1(Winter 2012).

Review of Alessandro Iorio, Das Sein erzählt: Heideggers narratives Denken (Frankfurt: Klosterman Verlag, 2017), Philosophy Today, Volume 63, Issue 4 (2019).

Review of Martin Heidegger, Ponderings XII-XV: Black Notebooks 1939-1941. Richard Rojcewicz (tr.), Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal. Volume 40, Number 1, 2019.

“Heidegger’s Confrontation with his Own Writings”, Research in Phenomenology, Volume 49, Issue 2 (June 2019).

“Phenomenology, Our Shared Worlds, and Morality”, review essay of Daniel Batson’s What’s Wrong with Morality? A Social-psychological Perspective (Oxford University Press: Oxford. 2016.) in the Syndicate online symposium ( June 6, 2019).


  • Native: English
  • Advanced: German, French, Spanish
  • Reading Knowledge: Ancient Greek, Latin


Sole Instructor

  • PHIL 128, “Metaphysics & The Nature of Reality: Time”, Emory University, Spring 2017.
  • PHIL 100, “Basic Problems of Philosophy: Philosophy & the Fundamentals of Science”, Emory University, Fall 2016.
  • Phil 1100-1, “Introduction to Philosophy”, William Patterson University, Fall 2013.
  • GSC 101-4, “Civilizations I”, New Jersey City University, Fall 2013.


  • PHIL 200W, “Ancient and Medieval Philosophy”, Emory University, Spring 2016.

Teaching Assistant

  • PHIL 202W, “Renaissance and Modern Philosophy”, Emory University, Fall 2016.

Guest Lecturer

  • “Martin Heidegger’s ‘Question Concerning Technology”, HU 301, Introduction to Philosophy, New York City College of Technology, December 12, 2012, Brooklyn, NY
  • “The Concept of Time in the Work of Jorge-Luis Borges”, 195:135:03, Introduction to Short Fiction, Rutgers University, March 6, 2012, New Brunswick, NJ


  • “The Necessity of Time: Heidegger’s Return to Anaximander”
    Heidegger Circle satellite meeting
    The American Philosophical Association (APA) – Eastern Division Meeting
    Savannah, GA, January 3-6, 2018.
  • “The Ethics of the ‘Between’: Heidegger, the Open, and our Environment”
    “Heidegger: Dwelling, Thinking, and the Ethical Life”, Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy
    King’s University College at Western University, London, ON, October 27-29, 2017.
  • “Thinking Nature Inceptually: From the Open Region to Physis, and the Concept of Nature”
    51st Annual Meeting of the Heidegger Circle, “Art, Landscape, Technology”
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, March 31 – April 2, 2017.
  • “Thinking the Unthinkable: Deleuze, Nonrepresentation, and the Plane of Immanence”
    Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), 55th annual meeting
    Utah Valley University, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 20-22, 2016.
  • “Heidegger’s Thinking of χρόνος in Aristotle and Anaximander”
    Collegium Phænomenologicum Participants Conference,
    Collegium Phænomenologicum, Città di Castello, Italy, July 9 – 10, 2016.
  • “The Realization of Being in Aristotle’s Account of Coming-to-Be”
    Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (SAGP), Annual Conference
    Fordham University, New York, NY, October 23 – 25, 2016.
  • “Nietzsche’s Gods and Nobility in The Birth of Tragedy”
    Nietzsche Society satellite meeting
    Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP),
    Atlanta, GA, October 8-10, 2015.
  • “Heidegger’s Justice: Ontology, Temporality, and the Esteeming of beings”
    Heidegger Circle Meeting: Reading Heidegger for the Sake of Peace and Justice
    Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, May 7–10, 2015.