It is with profound sadness that we report that Theodore Kisiel, a founding member of The Heidegger Circle, passed away early on Christmas morning at the age of 91 after a long illness. A renowned Heidegger scholar who taught at Northern Illinois University until his retirement, Ted was author of the seminal study The Genesis of Heidegger’s Being and Time and translator of Heidegger’s 1925 lecture course History of the Concept of Time, among many other notable accomplishments. He is survived by his wife Marie and daughters Caroline and Cassandra.

For an obituary and details of a livestream virtual memorial service to be held on January 16, please visit


Members of Alan Milchman’s family share with great sorrow the news of his sudden and unexpected death in August at the age of 81. In addition to being a longtime member of The Heidegger Circle, Alan was a lifelong scholar and a passionate educator; he taught political philosophy and political science for fifty-one years at Queens College/CUNY. Alan was also the editor (along with Alan Rosenberg) of such books as Martin Heidegger and the Holocaust and Foucault and Heidegger: Critical Encounters, in addition to numerous papers on Heidegger and related topics. His wife of nearly 59 years, Madelyn, as well as two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren all deeply miss him.


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The Executive Committee was contacted a few days ago to let us know that Parvis Emad, 87, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2023, surrounded by the loving presence of his family.

Parvis Emad was a world-renowned scholar in continental philosophy and phenomenology, specifically as an educator, interpreter and translator of Martin Heidegger’s writing. In the work of translation, Parvis always found what he called “the task of thinking” in its most vibrant form. Parvis was a paradigmatic scholar in exploring Heidegger’s thinking, showing in theory and practice the importance of going back “to the texts themselves.” A generous and profoundly creative collaborator, Parvis co-translated five significant volumes from Heidegger’s complete works, including two of Heidegger’s most groundbreaking works, Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) (1999) and Mindfulness (2006). In his four sole-authored books and many articles and essays, he shared what he gleaned from the path of translation and interpretation. In 1985, he founded the journal, Heidegger Studies, where he served as editor-in-chief until 2015. Parvis always understood that knowledge, light, and guidance – in life and in the philosophical enterprise – comes from the path itself, not only the destination.

Prof. Emad’s wife Gertrude and daughter Dr. Mitra Emad have indicated that donations may be made to the Heidegger Circle in lieu of flowers. Donations may be made through this link:

For more information, please see his Obituary posted at

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The Executive Committee was contacted a few days ago to let us know that Wayne Froman passed away on March 5, 2023 after a long and fruitful career in philosophy at George Mason University. Wayne was a leading scholar of 20th century European philosophy, especially the thought of Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Franz Rosenzweig. At the time of his death, he was working on a book-length study of the philosophical contributions of Rosenzweig and Heidegger. Wayne was a long-time member of many philosophical organizations including the Heidegger Circle.
The Department of Philosophy at George Mason University have shared this ‘in memoriam’ page, where details of an event to celebrate Wayne’s scholarship will be posted as soon as they are available:
Wayne will be sorely missed by his students, colleagues, and philosophical friends around the world.