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Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil

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One of the century's greatest philosophers, without whom there would be no Sartre, no Foucault, no Frankfurt School, Martin Heidegger was also a man of great failures and flaws, a Faustus who made a pact with the devil of his time, Adolf Hitler. The story of Heidegger's life and philosophy, a quintessentially German story in which good and evil, brilliance and blindness are inextricably entwined and the passions and disasters of a whole century come into play, is told in this brilliant biography.

Heidegger grew up in Catholic Germany where, for a chance at pursuing a life of learning, he pledged himself to the priesthood. Soon he turned apostate and sought a university position, which set him on the path to becoming the star of German philosophy in the 1920s. Rüdiger Safranski chronicles Heidegger's rise along with the thought he honed on the way, with its debt to Heraclitus, Plato, and Kant, and its tragic susceptibility to the conservatism that emerged out of the nightmare of Germany's loss in World War I. A chronicle of ideas and of personal commitments and betrayals, Safranski's biography combines clear accounts of the philosophy that won Heidegger eternal renown with the fascinating details of the loves and lapses that tripped up this powerful intellectual.

The best intellectual biography of Heidegger ever written and a best-seller in Germany, Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil does not shy away from full coverage of Heidegger's shameful transformation into a propagandist for the National Socialist regime; nor does it allow this aspect of his career to obscure his accomplishments. Written by a master of Heidegger's philosophy, the book is one of the best introductions to the thought and to the life and times of the greatest German philosopher of the century.

Synopsis:

and to the life and times of the greatest German philosopher of the century.

About the Author

Rdiger Safranski is a freelance writer living in Berlin.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Master from Germany

Chronology

Abbreviations

Translator's Note

Childhood and School

Idealism and Materialism: German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century

Career Planning and Career Problems

The Outbreak of World War I: Habilitation, War Service, Marriage

The Triumph of Phenomenology: Husserl and Heidegger, Father and Son

Revolution in Germany and the Question of Being

Parting with Catholicism and Studying the Laws of Free Fall while Falling

Marburg University and Hannah Arendt, the Great Passion

Being and Time: What Being? What Meaning?

The Mood of the Time: Waiting for the Great Day

A Secret Principal Work: The Metaphysics Lectures of 1929-30

Balance Sheets at the End of the Republic

The National Socialist Revolution and Collective Breakout from the Cave

Is Heidegger Anti-Semitic?

Heidegger's Struggle for the Purity of the Movement

Departure from the Political Scene

The Age of Ideology and Total Mobilization: Heidegger Beats a Retreat

The Philosophical Diary and Philosophical Rosary

Heidegger under Surveillance

Heidegger Faces the Denazification Committee: Barred from University Teaching

What Do We Do When We Think?

Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and Karl Jaspers after the War

Heidegger's Other Public

Adorno and Heidegger: From the Jargon of Authenticity to the Authentic Jargon of the 1960s

Sunset of Life

Notes

Works Cited

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674387096
Subtitle:
Between Good and Evil
Translator:
Osers, Ewald
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Translator:
Safranski, R]diger
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Author:
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Safranski, Rudiger
Translator:
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Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Heidegger, martin, 1889-1976
Subject:
Philosophers -- Germany -- Biography.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Heidegger, Martin
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1.86 lb

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