The Political Ontology of Martin Heidegger

The Political Ontology of Martin Heidegger


A decade before the flare-up of the debate on the relation between Heidegger’s philosophical thought and political ideology, leading French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu published this, in a sense, predecessor to the discussion on “the greatest stupidity in Heidegger’s life”, but with it also an analysis of the institutional mechanisms present in the creation of philosophical discourse. By examining the complexity of Heidegger’s philosophical discourse positioned at an intersection of his academic ontology and political philosophy of the “conservative revolution”, at the time manifested in Nazism, Bourdieu attempted to approach the issue of Heidegger’s abstractness and vagueness with nuance.

  • Original title: L'Ontologie politique de Martin Heidegger
  • Original language: French
  • Translation: Rade Kalanj