Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil by Rudiger Safranski

Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil by Rüdiger Safranski
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Overview: One of the century’s greatest philosophers, without whom there would be no Sartre, no Foucault, no Frankfurt School, Martin Heidegger was also a man of great failures and flaws, a Faustus who made a pact with the devil of his time, Adolf Hitler. The story of Heidegger’s life and philosophy, a quintessentially German story in which good and evil, brilliance and blindness are inextricably entwined and the passions and disasters of a whole century come into play, is told in this brilliant biography.

Heidegger grew up in Catholic Germany where, for a chance at pursuing a life of learning, he pledged himself to the priesthood. Soon he turned apostate and sought a university position, which set him on the path to becoming the star of German philosophy in the 1920s. Rüdiger Safranski chronicles Heidegger’s rise along with the thought he honed on the way, with its debt to Heraclitus, Plato, and Kant, and its tragic susceptibility to the conservatism that emerged out of the nightmare of Germany’s loss in World War I. A chronicle of ideas and of personal commitments and betrayals, Safranski’s biography combines clear accounts of the philosophy that won Heidegger eternal renown with the fascinating details of the loves and lapses that tripped up this powerful intellectual.

The best intellectual biography of Heidegger ever written and a best-seller in Germany, Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil does not shy away from full coverage of Heidegger’s shameful transformation into a propagandist for the National Socialist regime; nor does it allow this aspect of his career to obscure his accomplishments. Written by a master of Heidegger’s philosophy, the book is one of the best introductions to the thought and to the life and times of the greatest German philosopher of the century.
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On Heidegger’s Being and Time by Steven Levine+

On Heidegger’s Being and Time by Steven Levine, Reiner Schürmann, Simon Critchley
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Overview: On Heidegger’s Being and Time is an outstanding exploration of Heidegger’s most important work by two major philosophers. Simon Critchley argues that we must see Being and Time as a radicalization of Husserl’s phenomenology, particularly his theories of intentionality, categorial intuition, and the phenomenological concept of the a priori. This leads to a reappraisal and defense of Heidegger’s conception of phenomenology.
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Heidegger and Aquinas by John D. Caputo

Heidegger and Aquinas: An Essay on Overcoming Metaphysics by John D. Caputo
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Overview: The purpose of the present study is to undertake a confrontation of the thought of Martin Heidegger and Thomas Aquinas on the question of Being and the problem of metaphysics.
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Heidegger’s Silence by Berel Lang

Heidegger’s Silence by Berel Lang
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Overview: In What Is Called Thinking, Martin Heidegger wrote, "Man speaks by being silent." Berel Lang demonstrates that Heidegger’s own silence spoke consciously and deliberately in response to what has been called the "Jewish Question." Posed simply, the Jewish Question, as it gained currency in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, asked how (or if) the Jews were to live among the nations. The Holocaust radically altered the significance of the Jewish Question and, still, the great philosopher did not speak.

Lang interrogates Heidegger’s silence for its possible meanings. He asks: What does it tell us about someone who prided himself on his ability to think that Heidegger never felt compelled to address the Jewish Question or to respond to the Nazi genocide? Lang demonstrates that Heidegger’s silence after the Holocaust had its foundation in his silence on the Jewish Question before its occurrence. That earlier silence, he suggests, was based in the conceptual and historical role Heidegger ascribed to the Volk and in particular to the German Volk. Heidegger’s silence, Lang concludes, was thus not simply an expression of prejudice or of his public persona. It derived from his philosophical thought and becomes, therefore, a necessary consideration in assessing Heidegger as a thinker. In this context, Lang suggests, Heidegger’s silence still speaks.
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Heidegger’s Silence by Berel Lang

Heidegger’s Silence by Berel Lang
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Overview: In What Is Called Thinking, Martin Heidegger wrote, "Man speaks by being silent." Berel Lang demonstrates that Heidegger’s own silence spoke consciously and deliberately in response to what has been called the "Jewish Question." Posed simply, the Jewish Question, as it gained currency in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, asked how (or if) the Jews were to live among the nations. The Holocaust radically altered the significance of the Jewish Question and, still, the great philosopher did not speak.

Lang interrogates Heidegger’s silence for its possible meanings. He asks: What does it tell us about someone who prided himself on his ability to think that Heidegger never felt compelled to address the Jewish Question or to respond to the Nazi genocide? Lang demonstrates that Heidegger’s silence after the Holocaust had its foundation in his silence on the Jewish Question before its occurrence. That earlier silence, he suggests, was based in the conceptual and historical role Heidegger ascribed to the Volk and in particular to the German Volk. Heidegger’s silence, Lang concludes, was thus not simply an expression of prejudice or of his public persona. It derived from his philosophical thought and becomes, therefore, a necessary consideration in assessing Heidegger as a thinker. In this context, Lang suggests, Heidegger’s silence still speaks.
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Heidegger and Marx by Laurence Paul Hemming

Heidegger and Marx: A Productive Dialogue Over the Language of Humanism by Laurence Paul Hemming
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Overview: Martin Heidegger and Karl Marx remain two of the most influential thinkers in philosophy, in political science and other social sciences, and in the humanities. Yet there has never been a full-length study in English of the relationship between their ideas, and there has only been one study in German (from 1966). A Productive Dialogue fills this gap and contradicts the widely held assumption that Heidegger had no significant engagement with Marx. Hemming focuses on four related areas of inquiry-Heidegger’s reading of Marx; Marx’s relation to G. W. F. Hegel; Heidegger’s disastrous political involvement with National Socialism; and the significance of Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, and Friedrich Nietzsche for the politics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A Productive Dialogue explores the understanding of political processes, systems, and behavior that animates both thinkers.
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Heidegger: Philosophy in an Hour by Paul Strathern

Heidegger: Philosophy in an Hour by Paul Strathern
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Overview: Philosophy for busy people who are always on the go but have always wanted to read up on certain figures in history that have shaped the way we think and live.Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Heidegger in just one hour. One of the two major philosophical traditions of the twentieth century was linguistic analysis, derived largely from Wittgenstein. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger, and its fundamental question was: ‘What is the meaning of existence?’ For Heidegger, this was not a query that could simply be ‘analysed away’ – it was beyond the reach of logic or reason. This was the primary ‘given’ of every individual life. To confront it, Heidegger needed to develop an entirely new form of philosophy. Here is a concise, expert account of Heidegger’s life and philosophical ideas that is entertainingly written and easy to understand. Also included are selections from Heidegger’s work, suggested further reading and chronologies that place Heidegger in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.
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Heidegger’s Temporal Idealism by William D. Blattner

Heidegger’s temporal idealism by William D. Blattner
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Overview: This book is a systematic reconstruction of Heidegger’s account of time and temporality in Being and Time. The author locates Heidegger in a tradition of "temporal idealism" with its sources in Plotinus, Leibniz, and Kant. For Heidegger, time can only be explained in terms of "originary temporality," a concept integral to his ontology. Professor Blattner sets out not only the foundations of Heidegger’s ontology, but also his phenomenology of the experience of time. Focusing on a neglected but central aspect of Being and Time this book will be of considerable interest to all students of Heidegger both inside and outside philosophy.
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Heidegger’s temporal idealism via William D. Blattner

Heidegger’s temporal idealism via William D. Blattner
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Overview: This e-book is a scientific reconstruction of Heidegger’s account of time and temporality in Being and Time. The creator locates Heidegger in a practice of "temporal idealism" with its resources in Plotinus, Leibniz, and Kant. For Heidegger, time can most effective be defined relating to "originary temporality," an idea integral to his ontology. Professor Blattner units out no longer most effective the rules of Heidegger’s ontology, but additionally his phenomenology of the revel in of time. Focusing on a disregarded however central facet of Being and Time this e-book might be of substantial pastime to all scholars of Heidegger each outside and inside philosophy.
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Heidegger et l. a. query de Dieu (Figures) (French Edition) [French]

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Heidegger on Being and Acting by way of Reiner Schurmann

Heidegger on Being and Acting: From Principles to Anarchy by way of Reiner Schurmann
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Overview: Reiner Schürmann’s sensible deconstructionist research supplies a complete interpretation of Heidegger’s pondering from the point of view of the query, What is to be carried out on the finish of metaphysics? Focusing at the dating between concept and follow m an technology through which metaphysical rationality has come to an finish, Schürmann examines what occurs when "pondering" now not secures a rational basis for wisdom and "performing" now not approach conforming one’s day-to-day enterprises, private and non-private, to that basis. In a retrospective studying of historical past, Schürmann, following Heidegger, reveals that fashionable generation fulfills and completes a historical past begun with the traditional Greeks and presentations that ours is the age through which epochal ideas wither away Schürmann explicates an economic system of presencing through which pondering can now not be known as upon to legitimize praxis by way of measuring it towards some enduring concept or arche. Thinking and performing, he concludes, can then turn out to be an-archic.
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Heidegger on Literature, Poetry by James M. Magrini

Heidegger on Literature, Poetry, and Education after the “Turn”: At the Limits of Metaphysics by James M. Magrini, Elias Schwieler
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Overview: Offering new and original readings of literature, poetry, and education as interpreted through the conceptual lens of Heidegger’s later philosophy of the "Turn", this book helps readers understand Heidegger’s later thought and presents new takes on how to engage the themes that emerged from his later writing. Suggesting novel ways to consider Heidegger’s ideas on literature, poetry, and education, Magrini and Schwieler provide a deep understanding of the "Turn," a topic not often explored in contemporary Heideggerian scholarship. Their inter- and extra-disciplinary postmodern approaches offer a nuanced examination, taking into account Heidegger’s controversial place in history, and filling a gap in educational research.
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German Existentialism by Martin Heidegger

German Existentialism by Martin Heidegger
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Overview: “On the day of German Labor, on the day of the Community of the People, the Rector of Freiburg University, Dr. Martin Heidegger, made his official entry into the National Socialist Party.” And so begins one of the most controversial texts available today. Heidegger, a German Nationalist and proud Nazi, thoroughly examines the history, the philosophy, and the rise to power of the Nazi movement in Germany.

Martin Heidegger’s distinguished Italian colleague, Professor Benedetto Croce, said of his German contemporary, “This man dishonors philosophy and that is an evil for politics too.” Croce’s severe rebuke was not singular at the time when Hitlerism was rampant over Europe. It is true that among the almost one thousand professional philosophers of Germany and Austria only very few actively opposed National Socialism. On the other hand, no one degraded his history profession in the way that Heidegger did, by becoming a spokesman for National socialism and attempting to mold his theories into one pattern with Hitlerism.
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Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence

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