The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger

The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger

by Richard Wolin

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Overview

Martin Heidegger's ties to Nazism have tarnished his stature as one of the towering figures of twentieth-century philosophy. The publication of the Black Notebooks in 2014, which revealed the full extent of Heidegger's anti-Semitism and enduring sympathy for National Socialism, only inflamed the controversy. Richard Wolin's The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger has played a seminal role in the international debate over the consequences of Heidegger's Nazism. In this edition, the author provides a new preface addressing the effect of the Black Notebooks on our understanding of the relationship between politics and philosophy in Heidegger's work. Building on his pathbreaking interpretation of the philosopher's political thought, Wolin demonstrates that philosophy and politics cannot be disentangled in Heidegger's oeuvre. Völkisch ideological themes suffuse even his most sublime philosophical treatises. Therefore, despite Heidegger's profundity as a thinker, his critique of civilization is saturated with disturbing anti-democratic and anti-Semitic leitmotifs and claims.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231179324
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Edition description: With a new preface
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Richard Wolin is distinguished professor of political science, history, and comparative literature at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. His books include Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, Herbert Marcuse (2001), Karl Löwith's Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism (1995), and The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader (1991).

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2016 Edition
Preface
1. Heidegger and Politics
2. Being and Time as Political Philosophy
3. "To Lead the Leader": Philosophy in the Service of National Socialism
4. "The Inner Truth and Greatness of National Socialism"
5. Technology, Antihumanism, and the Eclipse of Practical Reason
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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