Monday, February 08, 2010
Keenan, John. "Heidegger, Hitler's 'Spiritual Guide.'" GUARDIAN January 20, 2010.
Martin Heidegger is widely regarded as the most influential and important philosopher of the 20th century. His most famous work, Being and Time, is a cornerstone of philosophical study, while his anti-technological and romantic pastoral views continue to strike a chord with environmental campaigners. Heidegger was also an enthusiastic Nazi whose political views, if disseminated in plain English on a street corner in this country, would result in an arrest for hate crime. Emmanuel Faye's book Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy, published in the UK this week, demonstrates that the philosopher's foul beliefs were not aberrations; they were the soil from which his philosophy grew. . . . Read the rest here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/20/martin-heidegger-nazi-hitler.