Heidegger's Crisis: Philosophy and Politics in Nazi Germany

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Harvard University Press, 1993 - Philosophy - 285 pages

Heidegger's Crisis shows not only how the Nazis exploited philosophical ideas and used philosophers to gain public acceptance, but also how German philosophers played into the hands of the Nazis. Hans Sluga describes the growth, from World War I onward, of a powerful right-wing movement in German philosophy, in which nationalistic, antisemitic, and antidemocratic ideas flourished.

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Sluga (philosophy, Univ. of California, Berkeley) provides a synoptic survey of German philosophy in the Nazi era and examines how it relates to the politics of the time. He uses Heidegger's actions ... Read full review

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Hans Sluga is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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