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Confronting Heidegger: A Critical Dialogue on Politics and Philosophy

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2020.03.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregory Fried (ed.), Confronting Heidegger: A Critical Dialogue on Politics and Philosophy, Rowman and Littlefield, 2020, 284pp., $44.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781786611918. Reviewed by Adam Knowles, Drexel University Gregory Fried’s edited collection provides a timely intervention into a debate that returns in a cyclical fashion to the philosophical headlines: the evergreen "Heidegger Case." Unlike many edited collections which lack cohesion or at best coalesce around a loosely structured topic, Fried's aims at the specific goal of re-reading Emmanuel Faye's 2009 book Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933-1935 in light of the Black Notebooks.[1] Since the publication of the Black Notebooks began in 2013, it has been virtually impossible, save a few stalwart holdovers, to deny the depth of Heidegger's anti-Semitism.[2] Faye, on the contrary, has long contended that... Read More

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