David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Inquiry 43 (3):271 – 288 (2000)
This article rejects the idea that Heidegger's Nazism derives from his philosophical thought. No connection has convincingly been shown to hold between the ontological apparatus of Being and Time and any political orientation. The elaboration of the concept of being in the later work needs to be understood as Heidegger's own reaction to the activism of his earlier thought which in the absence of any principle of respect for other human beings could provide no moral basis for resistance to Nazi ideology. The tensions between the circumstances of Heidegger's early life - rural, conservative, and Catholic - and the Nietzschean modernism of his philosophical thought are explored. It is suggested that there were analogous tensions between tradition and the modern world in Nazism and that it was Heidegger's hatred of that world that led him to respond favorably to some (but not all) of the themes of Nazi thought.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Mark Tanzer (2001). Heidegger on Freedom and Practical Judgment. Journal of Philosophical Research 26:343-357.
Curtis A. Rigsby (2010). Nishida on Heidegger. Continental Philosophy Review 42 (4):511-553.
Frederick A. Olafson (1998). Heidegger and the Ground of Ethics: A Study of Mitsein. Cambridge University Press.
Jeff Malpas (2008). Heidegger, Geography, and Politics. Journal of the Philosophy of History 2 (2):185-213.
Babette Babich (2009). Jaspers, Heidegger, and Arendt: On Politics, Science, and Communication. Existenz 4 (1):1-19.
James Phillips (2005). Heidegger's Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry. Stanford University Press.
George Connell (1998). Deconstructing Caputo's Demythologizing Heidegger. Faith and Philosophy 15 (1):28-40.
Pierre Bourdieu (1991). The Political Ontology of Martin Heidegger. Stanford University Press.
Jacques Derrida (1989). Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question. University of Chicago Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads27 ( #140,743 of 1,792,259 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #345,572 of 1,792,259 )
How can I increase my downloads?