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



It is not only his writings. It is also his actions, specially his role as rector of Freiburg University and his affiliation to the Nazi Party across the whole span of time of the Nazi regime. I read Heidegger many years ago and didn't capture my imagination as did empirical psychological science so I am not the one to judge whether his philosophy is a nazi one or not. The way it is build stroke me as a very anti-modern enterprise and not necessarily one that would advance diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism, values that are to cherised for me.  And the idea of that metaphysical being was too much far away from my training as a social scientist. I tried to connect as a poet with it but then I realized poetry was a very different, less totalizing enterprise. I prefer the linguistic experiments of modern experimental poetry including surrealism than the metaphisycal aspirations of the german philosopher. Additionally, I mistrust totalizing philosophies, and prefer local, situated inquiries.  And yet Heidegger's silence after the war about the Holocaust speaks volumes, silence addressed by Paul Celan in his poem Todtnauberg which I recommend. 
David

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> El 31-03-2014, a las 6:48, "Dr. Paul C. Mocombe" <pmocombe@mocombeian.com> escribió:
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> 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.
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> <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 -
>    NYTimes.com </div><div>
> </div>Martin:
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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.
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> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/books/heideggers-notebooks-renew-focus-on-anti-semitism.html?_r=0
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> 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.
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>> 
>>> On Mar 30, 2014, at 7:10 PM, David Preiss <daviddpreiss@gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> As an aside to the ongoing references to Heidegger... May be of interest or not.
>>> DP
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