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The Heidegger Controversy : A Critical Reader - Richard Wolin

The Heidegger Controversy

A Critical Reader

By: Richard Wolin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd December 1992
ISBN: 9780262731010
Number Of Pages: 328
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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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"This should become the standard sourcebook for those troubled by the links between arguably the greatest philosopher of our century and unarguably its most infamous political movement." Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley

Preface to the MIT Press Edition: Note on a Missing Text
Introduction: "Over the Line": Reflections on Heidegger and National Socialismp. 1
Texts by Martin Heideggerp. 23
Introductionp. 25
The Self-Assertion of the German University (1933)p. 29
Political Texts, 1933-1934p. 40
Letter to the Rector of Freiburg University, November 4, 1945p. 61
Overcoming Metaphysics (1936-1946)p. 67
"Only a God Can Save Us": Der Spiegel's Interview with Martin Heidegger (1966)p. 91
Context and Testimonyp. 117
Total Mobilizationp. 119
My Last Meeting with Heidegger in Rome, 1936p. 140
Letter to the Freiburg University Denazification Committee, December 22, 1945p. 144
An Exchange of Lettersp. 152
Interpretationsp. 165
The Political Implications of Heidegger's Existentialismp. 167
Martin Heidegger: On the Publication of the Lectures of 1935p. 186
Heidegger's Political Self-Understandingp. 198
Heidegger's Idea of Truthp. 245
Back to History: An Interviewp. 264
French Heidegger Warsp. 272
Bibliographyp. 301
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ISBN: 9780262731010
ISBN-10: 0262731010
Series: The Heidegger Controversy
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 3rd December 1992
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.51