The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader

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Richard Wolin
MIT Press, 1993 - Philosophy - 305 pages
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This anthology is a significant contribution to the debate over the relevance of Martin Heidegger's Nazi ties to the interpretation and evaluation of his philosophical work. Included are a selection of basic documents by Heidegger, essays and letters by Heidegger's colleagues that offer contemporary context and testimony, and interpretive evaluations by Heidegger's heirs and critics in France and Germany.In his new introduction, "Note on a Missing Text," Richard Wolin uses the absence from this edition of an interview with Jacques Derrida as a springboard for examining questions about the nature of authorship and personal responsibility that are at the heart of the book.Richard Wolin is Professor of Modern European Intellectual History and Humanities at Rice University. He is the author of Walter Benjamin, The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger, and The Terms of Cultural Criticism: The Frankfurt School, Existentialism and Poststructuralism.

 

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Victor Farias ( Heidegger and Nazism , LJ 12/89) started it; Jean-Francois Lyotard ( Heidegger and the "Jews , '' LJ 7/90) and Gunther Neske ( Heidegger and National Socialism: Questions and Answers ... Read full review

Contents

Over the Line Reflections on Heidegger
1
Introduction
25
Heidegger 1966
91
Total Mobilization Ernst Jiinger
119
My Last Meeting with Heidegger in Rome 1936
140
An Exchange of Letters
152
The Political Implications of Heideggers Existentialism
167
On the Publication of the Lectures
186
Heideggers Political SelfUnderstanding Otto Poggeler
198
Heideggers Idea of Truth Ernst Tugendhat
245
An Interview Pierre Bourdieu
264
French Heidegger Wars Richard Wolin 172
272
Bibliography
301
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Richard Wolin is Professor of Modern European Intellectual History and Humanities at Rice University. He is the author of Walter Benjamin, The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger, and The Terms of Cultural Criticism: The Frankfurt School, Existentialism and Poststructuralism.

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