Confronting Heidegger: A Critical Dialogue on Politics and Philosophy (New Heidegger Research) ペーパーバック – 2019/11/16
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Bringing together leading Heidegger scholars in critical dialogue, this timely collection of essays provides widely divergent interpretations about the controversial political significance and contemporary relevance of one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
The prominent contributors to this timely and provocative volume critically reflect on and vigorously debate the significance of the deeply troubling fact that the thought of one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century was entangled in one of its most infamous and horrific political movements. At stake is nothing less than how--and, for some, even whether--we should continue to read Heidegger's texts as contributions to philosophy.--Bret W. Davis, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Maryland, USA
A common response today by both Heideggerians and those who believe that he should still be read as an important philosopher is that despite Martin Heidegger's deep and even passionate involvement with Nazism and antisemitism, there is still much of philosophic importance and fruitfulness in his work. That view is both challenged and defended in this provocative collection, which needs to be read and confronted by all of us who propose to continue studying and teaching Heidegger.--Drew A. Hyland, Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Trinity College, USA
The most important outcome in Heidegger research at least after the publication of the Black Notebooks, and as a consequence of the ensuing controversial philosophical-political debates, is a profound discussion about the methods employed in interpreting his work. To collect such different and serious contributions to this metaperspective is no small feat. It promises to loosen the gridlock of entrenched positions and it attains a new level of reflection.--Marion Heinz, Professor of Philosophy, University of Siegen, Germany
Over ten years in the making, this amazing book aims to achieve a genuine philosophical dialogue. Perhaps the scandal of Heidegger's Nazism has reached a new stage for much of his readership. At first, it seemed that Heidegger made a political error, which he later regretted. Then it seemed that Heidegger had adopted his own personal form of Nazism that did not match orthodox Nazi beliefs. The third stage, presented in this book, is a debate between those who see genuine philosophical merit in Heidegger's thinking and those who would consign it in toto to Nazi politics. These two sides have difficulty speaking to each other. Faye and his allies construe their reading of Heidegger as "reality" over and against the reading provided by "defenders of Heidegger," which is certain to upset the latter. Fried and other contributors who recognize the importance of Heidegger's philosophy explore the profound moral obstacles that come with working in the field of Heidegger studies. Neither side in this debate will be placated by this book, which is why everyone should read it.--Scott M. Campbell, Professor of Philosophy, Nazareth College, USA