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Title Stranger from abroad : Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, friendship, and forgiveness / Daniel Maier-Katkin.
Author Maier-Katkin, Daniel, 1945-
Publication New York, NY : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (384 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-374) and index.
Summary Shaking up the content and method by which generations of students had studied Western philosophy, Martin Heidegger sought to ennoble Man's existence in relation to Death. Yet in a time of crisis, he sought personal advancement, becoming the most prominent German intellectual to join the Nazis. Hannah Arendt, his brilliant, beautiful student and young Jewish lover, sought to enable a decent society of human beings in relation to one other. She was courageous in the time of crisis. Years later, she was even able to forgive Heidegger and to find in his behavior an insight into Nazism that would influence her reflections on "the banality of evil"--A concept that remains bitterly controversial and profoundly influential to this day. This book dramatizes some of the greatest questions of the twentieth century--revealing bonds connecting the personal, philosophical, and political, highlighting the responsibility of intellectuals in dark times.--From publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975 -- Friends and associates.
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976 -- Friends and associates.
Intellectuals -- Germany -- Biography.
Philosophers -- Germany -- Biography.
Jews -- Germany -- Biography.
Nazis -- Germany -- Biography.
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. (OCoLC)fst01427224
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976. (OCoLC)fst00032385
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
Intellectuals. (OCoLC)fst00975799
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Nazis. (OCoLC)fst01035219
Philosophers. (OCoLC)fst01060746
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Maier-Katkin, Daniel, 1945- Stranger from abroad. First edition 9780393068337 (DLC) 2009043992 (OCoLC)317919839
ISBN 9780393077315 electronic bk.
0393077314 electronic bk.

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