Heidegger and the Myth of a Jewish World Conspiracy

2016.06.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Trawny, Heidegger and the Myth of a Jewish World Conspiracy, Andrew J. Mitchell (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2015,
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2016.06.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Trawny, Heidegger and the Myth of a Jewish World Conspiracy, Andrew J. Mitchell (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2015, 147pp., $25.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226303734. Reviewed by Taylor Carman, Barnard College In February and March of 2014 the first three (hefty) volumes of Heidegger's diaries dating from the 1930s and '40s -- widely known by their rather ominous subtitle, the Black Notebooks -- were published as vols. 94-96 of the Gesamtausgabe (vol. 97 appeared a year later, and there are more to come). So far they comprise nearly 2000 pages of more or less esoteric, often obscure and idiosyncratic, occasionally fascinating ruminations on matters internal to Heidegger's philosophical thinking, but they also touch on university politics (vol. 94 includes his year as rector of Freiburg University, 1933-34) and -- though with little concrete detail -- the situation in Germany and the wider world. A. . .

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