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Martin Heidegger : a political life

Author: Hugo Ott
Publisher: Hammersmith, London : HarperCollinsPublishers ; New York, N.Y. : BasicBooks, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As well as being influential both in Europe and America in terms of his philosophical thinking, Heidegger is a figure whose Nazi sympathies have attracted much attention. This biography also looks at his philosophical ideas, his love of Hannah Arendt and his work as a Gestapo informer.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Martin Heidegger; Martin Heidegger; Martin Heidegger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Ott
ISBN: 0465028985 9780465028986 0002153998 9780002153997
OCLC Number: 27898322
Description: 407 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Indications. First Indication: 'The voice of the poet from his tower'. Second Indication: the perpetual Advent. Third Indication: dialogue without communication --
Pt. 2. 'The struggle with the faith of my birth'. From Messkirch to Freiburg. The student of theology: early works. The enforced termination of Heidegger's theological studies and the start of his academic career as a philosopher. The break with the 'system of Catholicism'. The Marburg years 1923-1928 --
Pt. 3. 'The failure of the rectorship'. 'National Socialism: Germany's preordained path'. How Heidegger became rector. The curious yearning for hardness and rigour --
placing the rectorship address in its martial context. Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger: a personal and political profile. The rector's dilemma: caught between Scylla and Charybdis. The case of Hermann Staudinger or 'Operation Sternheim' --
a classic example of collaboration within the National Socialist cadre of university teachers. The 'academic summer camp' project. The turning-point of the rectorship --
Pt. 4. Heidegger's career after the rectorship. Return from Syracuse. What is man? Philosophy derided, or: what is humanism? After the war, the void --
Pt. 5. The post-war years: Heidegger under scrutiny. Coming to terms with the political past. The search for Heidegger's successor. Towards a rehabilitation of Heidegger.
Other Titles: Martin Heidegger.
Responsibility: Hugo Ott ; translated by Allan Blunden.

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As well as being influential both in Europe and America in terms of his philosophical thinking, Heidegger is a figure whose Nazi sympathies have attracted much attention. This biography also looks at his philosophical ideas, his love of Hannah Arendt and his work as a Gestapo informer.

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