Charles Bambach

Professor - Arts And Humanities

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - History
University of Michigan - 1987
State University of New York at Cortland - 1974

Research Areas

  • Philosophy and Poetry in Dialogue
  • History of Hermeneutics
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Ethics in Continental Philosophy
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Humanities
  • History of Philosophy: Greeks and Modern Period
  • Philosophy and the University in Europe
  • Contemporary French Philosophy and Literary Theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Poetry
  • Justice, Dike, and Gerechtigkeit: Translating the Metaphysics of Dwelling
  • The Hermeneutical Tradition from the Romantics to Heidegger
  • Philosophy and the German University, 1810-1945
  • Translation and Philosophy of Language: Benjamin, Nietzsche, Hölderlin
  • Nietzsche and the Early Greeks
Areas of Specialization
  • Hermeneutics, contemporary continental philosophy, 19th & 20th-century European intellectual history and philosophy


Editor, NIETZSCHE : Special Issue American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, vol. LXXXIII (2010) 2010 - Publication
Heidegger's Rectorial Address in: Les Etudes philosophiques (Paris) ed. Jean-Francois Courtine & Christian Sommer, eds., vol. 86 (2010). 2010 - Publication
Historicism: Spengler, Neo-Kantianism, Heidegger in: Peter Eli Gordon, ed., Weimar Thought (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010). 2010 - Publication
The Temporality of Becoming in: History and Theory vol. 49 ( December 2010) 2010 - Publication
Nietzsche's Legacy in: Robert Bernasconi & Jonathan Judd, eds., Situating Existentialism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010) 2010 - Publication
The Concept of the Archaic in Nineteenth-Century German Thought in: Paul Bishop, ed., The Archaic: The Past in the Present (London: Routledge, 2010). 2010 - Publication
Situating Heidegger American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2009), 14pp. 2009 - Publication
Chinese Translation of: Heidegger's Roots: Nietzsche, National Socialism, and the Greeks, trans. Zhuang Zhenhua, Shanghai: Shanghai VI Horae Publishing, 2009 2009 - Publication
Heidegger und die Griechen, Heidegger Jahrbuch 5 (2009), 12pp. 2009 - Publication
Heidegger und die Griechen in: Alfred Denker and Holger Zaborowski, eds. Heidegger Jahrbuch, vol. 5, (Freiburg: Karl Alber Verlag, 2009). 2009 - Publication


University of Texas at Dallas [1989–Present]


Book Panel dedicated to my latest book Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice: Hölderlin-Heidegger-Celan - Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (National Organization for Continental Philosophy) [2014]
Senior Faculty Research Grant - Earhart Foundation [2012]
Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship (CIES) - University of Tübingen, Germany [2008]
Faculty Research Grant - Earhart Foundation [2005]
Faculty Research Grant - Earhart Foundation [1998]
Faculty Research Grant - Earhart Foundation [1991]
Faculty Research Grant - University of Texas at Dallas [1989]


Heidegger's Roots
2002–2002 21st Annual Heidegger Conference, Fall 2002.
Historicity and Hermeneutics in the Work of Wilhelm Dilthey and Hans-Georg Gadamer
1993–1993 Heidegger Conference: University of North Texas, January 1993.
Heidegger and the Limits of Community: a Response
2006–2006 40th Annual North American Heidegger Conference, Boston University Spring 2006.
Anaximander's DIKE and Heidegger's Notion of ethos
2007–2007 25th Annual DASEIN Heidegger Conference, Spring 2007.
Nietzsche, Heidegger and the Challenge of the Greeks
1992–1992 Society For Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Fall 1992 (chair).

Additional Information

  • North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • American Philosophical Association
  • North American Heidegger Circle
  • North Texas Philosophical Association (President, 1993-1995)
  • German Studies Association
  • International Nietzsche Society
  • International Association for Environmental Philosophy
  • German (fluent), French, and one year of Ancient Greek


  • A&H 3300: Reading and Writing Texts
  • PHIL 2306: Ethics: Theory and Practice
  • PHIL 2316: History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 2317: History of Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 3326: Philosophy and the Modern University
  • PHIL 4305: Ancient Greek Thought
  • PHIL 4380: Nietzsche
  • PHIL 4380: Time in Western Philosophy and Literature
  • PHIL 4381: Topics in Continental Philosophy


  • Humanities: History of Ideas 5300: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 6305: Philosophy and Poetry
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 6325: History of Hermeneutics
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 6325: The Postmodern Plato
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 6390: Theory and Practice in the History of Ideas
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 7355: Heidegger and Nietzsche in Dialogue
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 7340: Nietzsche and Postmodernity
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 6390: The Greeks and the Germans
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 7379: Aristotle and Hermeneutics
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 7368: Philosophy and the Political
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 7332: Germans, Greeks, and Hebrews
  • Humanities: History of Ideas 7379: Philosophy and Aesthetics
  • Lecturer, The University of Michigan, 1986 - 1988
  • Philosophy 374: Existentialism
  • Great Books 191: The Ancient World
  • Great Books 192: Medieval and Renaissance
  • Great Books 291: Modern European Thought and Culture