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The Resource Heidegger & the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy, Peter Trawny ; translated by Andrew J. Mitchell

Heidegger & the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy, Peter Trawny ; translated by Andrew J. Mitchell

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Heidegger & the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy
Title
Heidegger & the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy
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Peter Trawny ; translated by Andrew J. Mitchell
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Heidegger and the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In 2014, the first three volumes of Heidegger's Black Notebooks - the personal and philosophical notebooks that he kept during the war years - were published in Germany. These notebooks provide the first textual evidence of anti-Semitism in Heidegger's philosophy, not simply in passing remarks, but as incorporated into his philosophical and political thinking. In Heidegger and the Myth of a Jewish World Conspiracy, Peter Trawny, the editor of those notebooks, offers the first evaluation of Heidegger's philosophical project in light of them. While Heidegger's affiliation with National Socialism is well known, the anti-Semitic dimension of that engagement could not be fully told until now. Trawny traces Heidegger's development of a grand "narrative" of the history of being, the "being-historical thinking" at the center of Heidegger's work after Being and Time. Two of the protagonists of this narrative are well-known to Heidegger's readers: the Greeks and the Germans. The world-historical antagonist of this narrative, however, has remained hitherto undisclosed: the Jews, or more specifically "world Judaism." As Trawny shows, world Judaism emerges for Heidegger as a racialized, destructive, technological threat to the German homeland, indeed to any homeland. Trawny pinpoints recurrent anti-Semitic themes in the Notebooks, including Heidegger's adoption of crude cultural stereotypes, his assigning of racial reasons to philosophical decisions (even undermining his Jewish teacher, Edmund Husserl), his especially damning endorsement of a Jewish "world conspiracy" (such as that proposed by the Protocols of the Elders of Zion), and his first published remarks on the extermination camps and gas chambers under the troubling aegis of a Jewish "self-annihilation." Trawny concludes with a thoughtful meditation on how Heidegger's achievements might still be valued despite these horrifying facets of his thought. Unflinching and systematic, this is a crucial assessment of one of the most important philosophers in history. -- from dust jacket
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Has translation
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1964-
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Trawny, Peter
Dewey number
193
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
B3279.H49
LC item number
T639513 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1970-
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Mitchell, Andrew J.
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  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Antisemitism
  • Jews
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Antisemitism
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Antisemitismus
  • Verschwörungstheorie
Label
Heidegger & the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy, Peter Trawny ; translated by Andrew J. Mitchell
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Note
"Originally published as Heidegger und der Mythos der jüdischen Weltverschwörung © Vittorio Klostermann GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, 2014. 3rd, revised and extended edition 2014."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index
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Contents
Preface to the English translation -- Introduction: a thesis in need of revision -- The being-historical landscape -- Types of being-historical anti-semitism -- The being-historical concept of "race" -- The foreign and the foreign -- Heidegger and Husserl -- Work and life -- Annihilation and self-annihilation -- After the shoah -- Attempts at a response -- Afterword to the German second edition -- Afterword to the German third edition
Control code
907206178
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 147 pages
Isbn
9780226303734
Lccn
2015014460
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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40025629949
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unspecified
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(OCoLC)907206178
Label
Heidegger & the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy, Peter Trawny ; translated by Andrew J. Mitchell
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Heidegger und der Mythos der jüdischen Weltverschwörung © Vittorio Klostermann GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, 2014. 3rd, revised and extended edition 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the English translation -- Introduction: a thesis in need of revision -- The being-historical landscape -- Types of being-historical anti-semitism -- The being-historical concept of "race" -- The foreign and the foreign -- Heidegger and Husserl -- Work and life -- Annihilation and self-annihilation -- After the shoah -- Attempts at a response -- Afterword to the German second edition -- Afterword to the German third edition
Control code
907206178
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 147 pages
Isbn
9780226303734
Lccn
2015014460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025629949
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)907206178

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