Original publication information:

Babette Babich, “Constellating Technology: Heidegger’s Die Gefahr / The Danger.” In: Babich and Dimitri Ginev, eds., The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology. (Frankfurt am Main: Springer, 2014(, p. 153-182.


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Heidegger’s question concerning technology was originally posed in lectures to the Club of Bremen. This essay considers the totalizing role of technology in Heidegger’s day and our own, including a discussion of radio and calling for a greater integration of Heidegger’s thinking and critical theory. Today’s media context and the increasing ecological pressures of our time may provide a way to think, once again, the related notions of event [ Ereignis] and ownedness [ Eigentlichkeit ].