A new look at Heidegger
- Dark side of the Black Notebooks
- Hašim Bahtijari, Goran Gretić
From the 1930s to the 1970s, the philosopher Martin Heidegger wrote down his thoughts in booklets that, because of their binding, he himself sometimes called the Black Notebooks. With their publication, debates about the role of world-famous thinkers in pivotal historical events were revived, especially about the intertwining of philosophy and National Socialism, so the international controversy regarding these topics took on a new dimension.
Although Heidegger's preference for National Socialism was already known to many, Black Notebooks showed for the first time that his anti-Semitism was much more than a personal reaction to turbulent social and political events. Heidegger's controversial writings do not only contain anti-Semitic remarks, but show how the undoubted intellectual authority of the time wove the basic ideas of anti-Semitism into his philosophical thinking. He tried to give anti-Semitism a philosophical meaning, with "Jews" and "world Jewry" as the main antagonists of the project he embraced.
The collection A New View of Heidegger, in addition to a comprehensive and informative introduction, also contains ten texts by eminent world philosophers, psychoanalysts, and historians of culture and philosophy. Investigating Heidegger's philosophical and political thoughts, the authors try to answer the question of whether and to what extent the Black Notebooks can change the view of his philosophy as a whole, and whether these new insights require a thorough reconsideration of the work of one of the greatest and most influential philosophers of the 20th century.
- ISBN: 978-953-369-014-8
- Dimensions: 155x230 mm
- Number of pages: 288
- Cover: paperback
- Year of the edition: 2022
- Translation: Predrag Bejaković, Sabina Folnović Jaitner, Hrvoje Gračanin, Jasmin Jašaragić, Jasmina Kekić-Fess