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

Contents

1 Heideggers Moment of Decision
1
2 Fichte Nietzsche and the Nazis
29
3 The Politics of Crisis
53
4 The German Mission
75
5 Nation and Race
101
6 The Philosophical Radicals
125
7 The Philosophical Conservatives
154
8 Ideology after 1933
179
9 The True Order Debated
206
10 The Aftermath
234
Notes
259
Index
283
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