Tag: Politics


  • Heidegger by Michael Gillespie

    - Gillespie, Michael. "Heidegger." Ed. Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, The History of Political Philosophy. University of Chicago Press, 1963.
    Excerpt: “Martin Heidegger was the first philosopher since Plato and Aristotle seriously to consider the question of Being. Indeed his devotion to this question has marked him out as the preeminent continental European philosopher of the twentieth… More
  • The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader

    - Wolin, Richard ed. The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1993.
    Synopsis: This anthology is a significant contribution to the debate over the relevance of Martin Heidegger’s Nazi ties to the interpretation and evaluation of his philosophical work. Included are a selection of basic documents by Heidegger, essays and… More
  • Martin Heidegger: A Political Life

    - Ott, Hugo and Allen Blunden. Martin Heidegger: A Political Life. Hammersmith, London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1993.
    A documented account of how Heidegger came to embrace and promote Nazism, with fateful consequences for both his thought and German intellectual life in general.
  • Demythologizing Heidegger

    - Caputo, J.D. Demythologyzing Heidegger. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1981.
    Synopsis: A readable chronological consideration of Heidegger’s texts that assesses his achievement as a thinker, while pointing to the sources of his political and ethical failure. Caputo addresses the religious significance of Heidegger’s thought.… More
  • Heidegger and Arendt: The Fate of the Political

    - Villa, Dana. Heidegger and Arendt: The Fate of the Political. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
    Synopsis: Theodor Adorno once wrote an essay to “defend Bach against his devotees.” In this book Dana Villa does the same for Hannah Arendt, whose sweeping reconceptualization of the nature and value of political action, he argues, has been… More
  • Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism

    - Löwith, Karl, and Richard Wolin. Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
    Synopsis: Written by a former student of Heidegger, this book examines the relationship between the philosophy and the politics of a celebrated teacher and the allure that Nazism held out for scholars committed to revolutionary nihilism.
  • The Place of Prejudice

    - Sandel, Adam. The Place of Prejudice: A Case for Reasoning Within the World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.
    Today we associate prejudice with ignorance and bigotry and consider it a source of injustice. So how can prejudice have a legitimate place in moral and political judgment? In this ambitious work, Adam Sandel shows that prejudice, properly understood, is not… More