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Title Heidegger & the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy / Peter Trawny ; translated by Andrew J. Mitchell.
Author Trawny, Peter, 1964-
Publication Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Description xii, 147 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 193 HEIDEGGER T
Note "Originally published as Heidegger und der Mythos der jüdischen Weltverschwörung © Vittorio Klostermann GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, 2014. 3rd, revised and extended edition 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index.
Contents Preface to the English translation -- Introduction: a thesis in need of revision -- The being-historical landscape -- Types of being-historical anti-semitism -- The being-historical concept of "race" -- The foreign and the foreign -- Heidegger and Husserl -- Work and life -- Annihilation and self-annihilation -- After the shoah -- Attempts at a response -- Afterword to the German second edition -- Afterword to the German third edition.
Note Translated from the German.
Summary In 2014, the first three volumes of Heidegger's Black Notebooks - the personal and philosophical notebooks that he kept during the war years - were published in Germany. These notebooks provide the first textual evidence of anti-Semitism in Heidegger's philosophy, not simply in passing remarks, but as incorporated into his philosophical and political thinking. In Heidegger and the Myth of a Jewish World Conspiracy, Peter Trawny, the editor of those notebooks, offers the first evaluation of Heidegger's philosophical project in light of them. While Heidegger's affiliation with National Socialism is well known, the anti-Semitic dimension of that engagement could not be fully told until now. Trawny traces Heidegger's development of a grand "narrative" of the history of being, the "being-historical thinking" at the center of Heidegger's work after Being and Time. Two of the protagonists of this narrative are well-known to Heidegger's readers: the Greeks and the Germans. The world-historical antagonist of this narrative, however, has remained hitherto undisclosed: the Jews, or more specifically "world Judaism." As Trawny shows, world Judaism emerges for Heidegger as a racialized, destructive, technological threat to the German homeland, indeed to any homeland. Trawny pinpoints recurrent anti-Semitic themes in the Notebooks, including Heidegger's adoption of crude cultural stereotypes, his assigning of racial reasons to philsophical decisions (even undermining his Jewish teacher, Edmund Husserl), his especially damning endorsement of a Jewish "world conspiracy" (such as that proposed by the Protocols of the Elders of Zion), and his first published remarks on the extermination camps and gas chambers under the troubling aegis of a Jewish "self-annihilation." Trawny concludes with a thoughtful meditation on how Heidegger's achievements might still be valued despite these horrifying facets of his thought. Unflinching and systematic, this is a crucial assessment of one of the most important philosophers in history. -- from dust jacket.
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
Jews -- Identity.
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976. (OCoLC)fst00032385
Antisemitism. (OCoLC)fst00810769
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Jews -- Identity. (OCoLC)fst00983278
Addl. Author Mitchell, Andrew J., 1970-
Addl. Title Heidegger und der Mythos der jüdischen Weltverschwörung. English
Alt Title Heidegger and the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy
Related To Translation of: Trawny, Peter, 1964- Heidegger und der Mythos der jüdischen Weltverschwörung.
ISBN 022630373X (hardcover) :
9780226303734 (hardcover) :
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