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The Resource Heidegger and the Jews : the Black Notebooks, Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by Murtha Baca

Heidegger and the Jews : the Black Notebooks, Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by Murtha Baca

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Heidegger and the Jews : the Black Notebooks
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Heidegger and the Jews
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the Black Notebooks
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Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by Murtha Baca
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Philosophers have long struggled to reconcile Martin Heidegger’s involvement in Nazism with his status as one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. The recent publication of his Black Notebooks has reignited fierce debate on the subject. These thousand-odd pages of jotted observations profoundly challenge our image of the quiet philosopher’s exile in the Black Forest, revealing the shocking extent of his anti-Semitism for the first time. For much of the philosophical community, the Black Notebooks have been either used to discredit Heidegger or seen as a bibliographical detail irrelevant to his thought. Yet, in this new book, renowned philosopher Donatella Di Cesare argues that Heidegger’s “metaphysical anti-Semitism” was a central part of his philosophical project. Within the context of the Nuremberg race laws, Heidegger felt compelled to define Jewishness and its relationship to his concept of Being. Di Cesare shows that Heidegger saw the Jews as the agents of a modernity that had disfigured the spirit of the West. In a deeply disturbing extrapolation, he presented the Holocaust as both a means for the purification of Being and the Jews’ own “self-destruction”: a process of death on an industrialized scale that was the logical conclusion of the acceleration in technology they themselves had brought about. Situating Heidegger’s anti-Semitism firmly within the context of his thought, this groundbreaking work will be essential reading for students and scholars of philosophy and history as well as the many readers interested in Heidegger’s life, work, and legacy.--
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Di Cesare, Donatella
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index present
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Translated from the Italian
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non fiction
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Baca, Murtha
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  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Antisemitism
  • Antisemitism
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Heidegger and the Jews : the Black Notebooks, Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by Murtha Baca
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Between Politics and Philosophy -- Philosophy and Hatred of the Jews -- The Question of Being and the Jewish Question -- After Auschwitz -- Notes -- Index
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on1031423256
Dimensions
24 cm
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English edition.
Extent
x, 310 pages
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9781509503827
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)1031423256
Label
Heidegger and the Jews : the Black Notebooks, Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by Murtha Baca
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Foreword -- Between Politics and Philosophy -- Philosophy and Hatred of the Jews -- The Question of Being and the Jewish Question -- After Auschwitz -- Notes -- Index
Control code
on1031423256
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9781509503827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031423256

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