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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Nazi Philosopher Martin Heidegger is Back!

 


 

By Nicholas Stix

1. It's impossible to separate Heidegger's (1889-1976) philosophy from his Nazism. His 1933 Freiburg Rektoratsrede makes this clear;

2. One must read Hannah Arendt's apologia while keeping in mind that she was in love with him. The Nazi and the Jew!;

3. His philosophy, even when he said nothing about politics, was a big zero. (Actually, he was much more interesting when he joined philosophy to Nazism!) I believe that his influence was due to personal magnetism that only worked in person, but did not translate to the written page;

4. Heidegger took philosophy’s point of departure, an awareness of man’s mortality, and acted as if it were its final destination; and

5. Although fascist political and legal philosopher Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) was also banned from teaching at West German universities after The War, due to his Nazism, Schmitt was so brilliant, exciting, and clear that students still read him, and theorists of all political stripes still debated discussed his ideas. Heidegger they ignored.

At The American Notice.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

GRA:What will be worse than Nazi's taking over the world?Muslims--but don't lose your head over it.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-27/sweden-will-remain-sweden-name-only
GRA:Sobering article,that due to lack of reproduction by Swedes and the continued influx of Muslims--mostly Pakistani's right now--you'll have a new name for the
birthplace of Ingmar Bergman and Greta Garbo("Allah,I want to be alone.")very soon:Swedistan.
And its coming to a country near you.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

What if Mel Brooks and Neil Simon collaborated 60 years ago,using the Heidegger/Arendt pairing as inspiration for ""Das Ungerade Paar"?Or "The Odd Couple"(but then separated to work on differing versions).
An interesting variation would have been,if Brooks had thought of such an idea first,that the slant would have veered toward the former--a Nazi and his Jewish girlfriend(Brooks and Madeline Kahn starring in the TV show/movie,of course),and a definite "Springtime for Hitler" feel to it.
Brooks(as Heidegger):"Where's my mustache?"
Kahn:"Oy vey,you're such a slob,Martin,it's over there on the shelf with your other Nazi zachs(things)."
Brooks:"You know I need that or the guys wont let me into the meeting hall."
But Neil Simon wrote the play,and so we had Oscar and Felix(which was an easier sell to entertainment execs lol).Coincidence that Felix Unger's last name is a large chunk of the German word for odd--"Unger"ade?
Maybe not.

--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

"2. One must read Hannah Arendt's apologia while keeping in mind that she was in love with him. The Nazi and the Jew!"

Hannah was in love with the ideas of the man and not the man himself?

Anonymous said...

"Schmitt was so brilliant, exciting, and clear that students still read him, and theorists of all political stripes still debated discussed his ideas."


Discussion and reading of fascist philosophies and ideas of itself is no bad thing. You have a base to make comparison with other ideas and philosophies.

Anonymous said...

Many [??] or at least some SS men carried with them the title of Doctor. I am not sure what the equivalent title as conferred by an American degree wold be.