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Author Ott, Hugo, 1931-

Title Martin Heidegger : a political life / Hugo Ott ; translated by Allan Blunden
Published Hammersmith, London : HarperCollinsPublishers ; New York, N.Y. : BasicBooks, [1993]


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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
Summary 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
Analysis Germany
Notes Translation of: Martin Heidegger
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-401) and index
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976 -- Political and social views.
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
Philosophers -- Germany -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Blunden, Allan.
LC no. 91059018
ISBN 0002153998
Other Titles Martin Heidegger. English