Heidegger

September 1, 2006

Heidegger

Thanks for posting a comment on my 360 Blog. I was going to comment back but couldn’t get the link to work.
If you are interested in Heidegger I highly recommend the biography written by Rüdiger Safranski, “Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil.” Safranki also wrote excellent biographies of Nietzche and Schopenhauer.
Ironically, I think Hannah Arendt (who had to flee the Nazis) was partially responsible for downplaying Heidegger’s Nazi past after WW2 ended, but you see the same thing with the German scientists the US used to build its space program. Some of these scientists were later persecuted in their old age when they were no longer “worth protecting.”
The disturbing thing about Heidegger was that at one point he was a “true believer” and then later he never seemed to have any remorse.

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