Why the ongoing fascination with deconstructionism and with the work of the philosopher whose radical works inspired it? Why does this philosophical strain seem strangely central to the conception of modern criticism, even as it recedes in influence? And why do these thinkers’ personal lives and ideological compromises seem unusually relevant to their work, beyond the usual scandal-sheet Schadenfreude? Richard Brody on the first three volumes of Heidegger’s “Black Notebooks” and the role of anti-Semitism in his philosophy: http://nyr.kr/1jYNngY (via newyorker)
Heidegger is one of my favorite philosophers and I’ve been perplexed by this for so long. I don’t really understand the man who produced “being and time” could have such views.
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