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In his conclusion Rockmore considers the ongoing discussion of Heidegger's thought and Nazism in France. Combining extensive documentation of the Heidegger controversy with philosophical and historical analysis, this book raises profound questions about the social and political responsibility of by: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of –, Translated by Michael B. Smith, Foreword by Tom Rockmore, Yale University Press, , p. Foreword Award: Book of the year for : 26 September , Meßkirch, Baden, German . Martin Heidegger, German philosopher whose groundbreaking work in ontology and metaphysics determined the course of 20th-century philosophy on the European continent and exerted an enormous influence on virtually every other humanistic discipline, including literary criticism, hermeneutics, psychology, and theology. He does not convert this ontology into an independently existing political discourse, such as Nazism. He sets the ontological lexicon to work politically. Heidegger's political philosophy is a philosophy of the world of the "Volk", of a community always already bound together because Dasein is essentially s: 2.
A recent book, Heidegger, The Introduction of Nazism Into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of , by Emmanuel Faye [translated by Michael B. Smith, foreword by Tom Rockmore, Yale University Press, ], features ever more disturbing revelations about Heidegger. This stuff is pretty damning. This book is a concise, jargon-free journey through Heidegger's life and thought. Heidegger’s concern with “the essence of being German” may strike us now as dated and as being, at best, only of local interest, but it is clear from his repeated discussion of his theme in the years between and that his interest in both Nietzsche and Hölderlin was to a large extent motivated by this “political”question. Itwould be amiss to neglect the political context of these lectures. Heidegger became Rector of Freiburg University in April , and resigned in early The Holderlin lectures therefore post-date his explicit political career, but they are allwritten by acard-carrying member of the NSDAP (he remained in the party until ).
Martin Heidegger: the philosopher who fell for Hitler Martin Heidegger is regarded by some as the greatest philosopher of the 20th century. He was also a Nazi . Emmanuel Faye. Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of Published: Ma Emmanuel Faye, Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of , Michael B. Smith (tr.), Yale UP, , pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Peter E. Gordon, Harvard . the meaning of Being.7 Unfortunately, the combatants' narrow focus on the minutiae of Heidegger's political debacle obscured a number of crucial issues. The debate neglected to consider whether Heidegger's Nazism represented not merely the moral and . The philosopher's sympathies for the Nazi regime have been well documented in the past: Heidegger joined the party in and remained a member until the end of the second world war.