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Author Jeff Collins wrote in the first chapter of this 2000 book, "The perspective that informs this book.

Author Jeff Collins wrote in the first chapter of this 2000 book, "The perspective that informs this book. to political struggles that RESIST Nazisms of all kinds. That is the book's main question.

Heidegger and the Nazis book. Heidegger and the Nazis. Postmodern Encounters). This book is very clear about the biographical facts of Heidegger's connection to the Nazi party, but it does not make a firm argument about his philosophy. This book achieves its purpose: it is a good starting point for those interested in the debate. But it is nothing more than that.

Heidegger and the Nazis. Postmodern Encounters. By (author) Jeff Collins.

Reason, modernity, humanism, subjectivity and identity - as well as the futures of Marxism and social democracy - are among the issues. At stake are not only philosophical reputations, but also the possibility of successful opposition to the resurgent nazisms of our own time.

Philosopher Martin Heidegger joined the Nazi Party (NSDAP) on May 1, 1933, ten days after being elected Rector of the University of Freiburg. A year later, in April 1934, he resigned the Rectorship and stopped taking part in Nazi Party meetings, but. A year later, in April 1934, he resigned the Rectorship and stopped taking part in Nazi Party meetings, but remained a member of the Nazi Party until its dismantling at the end of World War II. The denazification hearings immediately after World War II led to Heidegger's dismissal from Freiburg, banning him from teaching

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Martin Heidegger – philosophy's 'hidden king', or leading exponent of a. .The book opens up an encounter with a kind of thinking whose outlines.

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Jeff Collins, Howard Selina. Martin Heidegger - philosophy's 'hidden king', or leading exponent of a dangerously misguided secular mysticism

Jeff Collins, Howard Selina. Martin Heidegger - philosophy's 'hidden king', or leading exponent of a dangerously misguided secular mysticism. Heidegger announced the end of philosophy and of humanism, and was a committed Nazi and vocal supporter of Hitler's National Socialism

Martin Heideggers enthusiastic advocacy of Nazism has left discordant traces in the political culture of postmodernity. As a philosopher, he proposed an extraordinary thinking calculated to overcome Western philosophy. A major resource for the counter-philosophies, anti-essentialisms and deconstructive movements of the postmodern era, his work has proved attractive to thinkers such as Foucault, Lacan, Derrida, Deleuze and Baudrillard. Critics, however, have seen in their work some dangerous failures of political judgement and responsibility. Their applause for Heidegger seems crucially symptomatic.

"Heidegger and the Nazis" reviews the facts and arguments surrounding Heideggers politics, and situates them within critical political debates as we move into the 21st century. Reason, modernity, humanism, subjectivity and identity as well as the futures of Marxism and social democracy are among the issues. At stake are not only philosophical reputations, but also the possibility of successful opposition to the resurgent nazisms of our own time.


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Author Jeff Collins wrote in the first chapter of this 2000 book, "The perspective that informs this book ... suggests that both the biographical facts and the philosophical critiques of Heidegger's politics need to be taken seriously... We deal, then, with quite a different conundrum: how texts by a philosopher who advocated Nazism might lend themselves... to political struggles that RESIST Nazisms of all kinds. That is the book's main question." (Pg. 8-9)

He summarizes: "A prima facie case: Heidegger lent his public support to Hitler's party in the 1930s. The facts of the case gravitate around his term of office as Rector of Freiburg University... After his election as Rector in April 1933, he joined the National Socialist Party. His inaugural address to the university in May 1933 unequivocally valorized the Party and its leader---as did his other public speeches and publications in newspapers, Party journals and student newsletters between 1933 and 1934... However, Heidegger resigned the Rectorship in April 1934 and the flow of pro-Nazi speeches petered out." (Pg. 12-13)

He notes, "Biographical evidences offer a mixed picture. He associated with anti-Semites such as Krieck and Baeumler, and his wife Elfride was known for her overt anti-Semitism. He occasionally subscribed to a hostile drawing of distinctions between Germans and Germans who were Jewish." (Pg. 30) But he adds, "However, there were Jews among his students, colleagues and friends... Biological racism seems not to have entirely shadowed his three-year-long affair with Jewish student Hannah Arendt... On his own account, he resisted the posting of an anti-Semitic fly-sheet in the university, forbade a book-burning outside its building and protected library books by Jewish writers." (Pg. 31)

He points out, "In many views, the balance sheet has been irredeemably slanted against him by the post-war reticence, or silence. For the Nazi regime, its masculinist and militarizing programmes, its exclusionary social trajectories, its subjugating operations of power and its racist-forced-labour and extermination policies: no anger, no regret, no word of concern." (Pg. 42)

This brief book effectively presents information that is covered in much greater detail in books such as Heidegger and Nazism], Heidegger's Silence, and Martin Heidegger and National Socialism: Questions and Answers.
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Collins book on Heidegger's nazi committents is short but very informative. Every Heidegger-fan muts read this.
Heidegger and the Nazis (Postmodern Encounters) download epub
Europe
Author: Jeff Collins
ISBN: 1840461306
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Icon Books (June 1, 2000)
Pages: 80 pages