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[Xmca-l] Re: Heidegger's Notebooks Renew Focus on Anti-Semitism - NYTimes.com

As an african/haitian, I am baffled when contemporary scholars want to ban heidegger from philosophy for his so-called antisemitism.   By their logic, people of African descent should be clamoring for the banishment of almost all scholars since descartes who showed any sign of racism in their writings.

Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.

<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: David Kellogg <dkellogg60@gmail.com> </div><div>Date:03/30/2014  10:47 PM  (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu> </div><div>Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Heidegger's Notebooks Renew Focus on Anti-Semitism -
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I've only seen short extracts from the "Black Notebooks", but what
I've seen suggests that the real problem is not time but precisely the
problem of "worlding" which was mentioned earlier.

Jews, according to the "Black Notebooks", are an "unworlded" people,
and because of that they are necessarily parasitic upon peoples who
are deeply and profoundly in the world, i.e. his truly.


It's a big world, and there are lots of other things to read. They are
only short extracts, but they are more than enough.

David Kellogg
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

On 31 March 2014 10:02, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co> wrote:
> Hi David,
> Yes, this always the problem with Heidegger: his appalling politics, both professional and personal.  However, the conceptual problem he was working on was also important to philosophers with very different politics. For example, Lucien Goldmann found parallels between Heidegger and Lukacs (ref below). I find it helpful to (try to) understand what Heidegger was trying to do, and also understand how a philosopher of human existence was unable to prevent himself from becoming a very unpleasant human being. (The problem lies in his treatment of time, in my view.)
> Martin
> Goldmann, L. (1979). Lukacs and Heidegger: Towards a new philosophy. Routledge and Kegan Paul.
> On Mar 30, 2014, at 7:10 PM, David Preiss <daviddpreiss@gmail.com> wrote:
>> As an aside to the ongoing references to Heidegger... May be of interest or not.
>> DP
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