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Philosophy Talk: Martin Heidegger

Sep 18, 2020

Can Heidegger's contributions to Western philosophy and his active support for the German Nazi party be reconciled?


Best known for his work Being and Time, Martin Heidegger (born September 26, 1889) has been hailed by many as the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century. He has also been criticized for being both nearly unreadable and a Nazi. Yet there is no disputing his seminal place in the history of Western thought. So what significance does he still hold as a thinker today, especially as a philosopher of modern technology? Should we even read the works of a Nazi? John and Ken are present and ready with Thomas Sheehan from Stanford University, author of Making Sense of Heidegger: A Paradigm Shift. Sunday 9/20 at 11 am and Tuesday 9/22 at 6 pm.