When Heidegger's influence was at its zenith in Germany from the early fifties to the early sixties, most serious students of philosophy in that country were deeply steeped in his thought. His students or students of his students filled many if not most of the major chairs in philosophy. A cloud of reputedly Black Forest mysticism veiled the perspective of many of his critics and admirers at home and abroad. Droves of people flocked to hear lectures by him that most could not understand, even on careful reading, much less on one hearing. He loomed so large that Being and Time frequently could not be seen as a highly imaginative, initial approach to a strictly limited set of questions, but was viewed either as an all-embracing first order catastrophy incorporating at once the most feared consequences of Boehme, Kierkegaard, Rilke, and Nietzsche, or as THE ANSWER. But most of that has past. Heidegger's dominance of German philosophy has ceased. One can now brush aside the larger-than-life images of Heidegger, the fears that his language was creating a cult phenomenon, the convictions that only those can understand him who give their lives to his thought. His language is at times unusually difficult, at times simple and beautiful. Some of his insights are obscure and not helpful, others are exciting and clarifying. One no longer expects Heidegger to interpret literature like a literary critic or an academic philologist.
When Heidegger's influence was at its zenith in Germany from the early fifties to the early sixties, most serious students of philosophy in that country were deeply steeped in his thought.
Author: Edward G. Ballard
When Heidegger's influence was at its zenith in Gennany from the early fifties to the early sixties, most serious students of philosophy in that country were deeply steeped in his thought. His students or students of his students filled many if not most of the major chairs in philosophy. A cloud of reputedly Black Forest mysticism veiled the perspective of many of his critics and admirers at home and abroad. Droves of people flocked to hear lectures by him that most could not understand, even on careful reading, much less on one hearing. He loomed so large that Being and Time frequently could not be seen as a highly imaginative, initial approach to a strictly limited set of questions, but was viewed either as an all-embracing fmt order catastrophy incorporating at once the most feared consequences of Boehme, Kierkegaard, RiIke, and Nietzsche, or as THE ANSWER. But most of that has past. Heidegger's dominance of Gennan philosophy has ceased. One can now brush aside the larger-than-life images of Heidegger, the fears that his language was creating a cult phenomenon, the convictions that only those can understand him who give their lives to his thought. His language is at times unusually difficult, at times simple and beautiful. Some of his insights are obscure and not helpful, others are exciting and clarifying. One no longer expects Heidegger to interpret literature like a literary critic or an academic philologist.
... and hermeneutic phenomenology, and are initiated in their essential forms respectively by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Martin Heidegger. ... And since the tradition of European born philosophies of consciousness are often ...
Author: E.G. Ballard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
How could Hannah Arendt, a German Jew who fled Germany in 1931, have reconciled with Martin Heidegger, whom she knew had joined and actively participated in the Nazi Party? In this remarkable biography, Antonia Grunenberg tells how the relationship between Arendt and Heidegger embraced both love and thought and made their passions inseparable, both philosophically and romantically. Grunenberg recounts how the history between Arendt and Heidegger is entwined with the history of the twentieth century with its breaks, catastrophes, and crises. Against the violent backdrop of the last century, she details their complicated and often fissured relationship as well as their intense commitments to thinking.
The third and final presupposition was that this discourse saw itself as part of a pluralistic Western culture within which Europe and America communicated with each other. The irony of history is that in this historical moment American ...
Author: Antonia Grunenberg
Publisher: Indiana University Press
1 , July 1974 , 520 - A . Pöggeler , Otto : Heidegger to - day , in : Martin Heidegger in Europe and America , ed . E. G. Ballard / C . E. Scott , The Hague ( Martinus Nijhoff ] 1974 . Pöggeler , Otto : Hermeneutische Philosophie und ...
The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Heidegger's Philosophy is an historical perspective on the development of Martin Heidegger's thought in all its nuances and facets. Schalow and Denker cast light on the historical influences that shaped the thinker and his time through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography of key books on Heidegger, appendixes, and a cross-referenced dictionary section offering over 600 entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms.
Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil. Trans. E. Os- ers. ... Von der Un-Verborgenheit: Fridolin Wiplingers Bericht von einem Gespräch mit Martin Heidegger. Augezeichnet von E. Fräntzki. ... Heidegger: In Europe and America.
Author: Frank Schalow
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
The contributors to Language Ideologies, Policies and Practices investigate the workings of language ideologies in relation to other social processes in a globalizing world. They explore in detail the specific ways in which language ideologies underpin language policy and the relationship between public policies and individual practices. Particular attention is given to Europe, where the impetus to social transformation within and across national boundaries is in renewed tension with conflicting national and supra-national interests, with these tensions reflected in the complex issues of language choice and language policy.
Huntington argues that the infusion of immigrants from Latin America, and especially Mexico, is changing American identity by ... Martin Heidegger, at least in some of his formulations, found Americanism to be something European.
Author: C. Mar-Molinero
Category: Social Science
Heidegger in America explores the surprising legacy of his life and thought in the United States of America. As a critic of modern life, Heidegger often lamented the growing global influence of all things American. However, it was precisely in America where his thought inspired the work of generations of thinkers – not only philosophers but also theologians, architects, novelists, and even pundits. As a result, the reception and dissemination of Heidegger's philosophical writings transformed the intellectual and cultural history of the United States at a time when American influence was itself transforming the world. A case study in the complex and sometimes contradictory process of transnational exchange, Heidegger in America recasts the scope and methods of contemporary intellectual and cultural history in the age of globalization, challenging what we think we know about Heidegger and American ideas simultaneously.
This is not another story of how Europe continues to hold sway over American thought and culture. ... Sidney Hook, and Marjorie Grene, who, as she put it many years later, learned her philosophy “at the feet of Martin Heidegger.
Author: Martin Woessner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
"A collection of essays that discuss representative eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French and English views of American democracy and society, and offer a critical assessment of various narrative constructions of American life, society, and culture"--Provided by publisher.
america through european eyes Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, ideologically committed to communism, lauded Soviet approaches ... Martin Heidegger, ''The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics,'' in An Introduction to Meta- physics, trans.
Author: Aurelian Cr_iu_u
Publisher: Penn State Press
Sitting on pins and needles, anxiously waiting to see what will happen next, horror audiences crave the fear and exhilaration generated by a terrifying story; their anticipation is palpable. But they also breathe a sigh of relief when the action is over, when they are able to close their books or leave the movie theater. Whether serious, kitschy, frightening, or ridiculous, horror not only arouses the senses but also raises profound questions about fear, safety, justice, and suffering. From literature and urban legends to film and television, horror's ability to thrill has made it an integral part of modern entertainment. Thomas Fahy and twelve other scholars reveal the underlying themes of the genre in The Philosophy of Horror. Examining the evolving role of horror, the contributing authors investigate works such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), horror films of the 1930s, Stephen King's novels, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining (1980), and Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). Also examined are works that have largely been ignored in philosophical circles, including Truman Capote's In Cold Blood (1965), Patrick Süskind's Perfume (1985), and James Purdy's Narrow Rooms (2005). The analysis also extends to contemporary forms of popular horror and "torture-horror" films of the last decade, including Saw (2004), Hostel (2005), The Devil's Rejects (2005), and The Hills Have Eyes (2006), as well as the ongoing popularity of horror on the small screen. The Philosophy of Horror celebrates the strange, compelling, and disturbing elements of horror, drawing on interpretive approaches such as feminist, postcolonial, Marxist, and psychoanalytic criticism. The book invites readers to consider horror's various manifestations and transformations since the late 1700s, probing its social, cultural, and political functions in today's media-hungry society.
that democratic America has purchased its freedom from the nightmares of Europe's aristocratic and conflicted past only ... extreme example: in Martin Heidegger's thought, America functions as an image of everything that Europe is not.
Author: Thomas Richard Fahy
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Business & Economics
Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension between freedom and other core values, such as order and political stability. What may look like healthy, productive, and creative freedom from one point of view may look like chaos, anarchy, and a source of destructive conflict from another. Film and television continually pose the question: Can Americans deal with their problems on their own, or must they rely on political elites to manage their lives? In this groundbreaking work, Paul A. Cantor explores the ways in which television shows such as Star Trek, The X-Files, South Park, and Deadwood and films such as The Aviator and Mars Attacks! have portrayed both top-down and bottom-up models of order. Drawing on the works of John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, and other proponents of freedom, Cantor contrasts the classical liberal vision of America -- particularly its emphasis on the virtues of spontaneous order -- with the Marxist understanding of the "culture industry" and the Hobbesian model of absolute state control. The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture concludes with a discussion of the impact of 9/11 on film and television, and the new anxieties emerging in contemporary alien-invasion narratives: the fear of a global technocracy that seeks to destroy the nuclear family, religious faith, local government, and other traditional bulwarks against the absolute state.
Liberty Vs. Authority in American Film and TV Paul Arthur Cantor ... culture industry.47 To focus on a single important example: in Martin Heidegger's thought, America functions as an image of everything that Europe is not.
Author: Paul Arthur Cantor
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Social Science
In Questioning Martin Heidegger, Martin Heidegger’s “Overcoming Metaphysics” provides the jumping-off point for a wide-ranging critique and deconstruction of Western philosophy. This book also addresses Martin Heidegger’s controversial relationship with German National Socialism (Nazism) and the Holocaust, as well as with contemporary philosophers like J. F. Lyotard and Jacques Derrida.
...—At the same time, in response to Parisien “Post “68” Third-Wordlists (Tiers-Monidalistes) and Post-Obama-ite American multiculturalists, it really must be acknowledged that “the West” (...i.e., Western Europe.
Author: Eric D. Meyer
Publisher: University Press of America
The essays in this book discuss how universities work in relation to other parts of a higher education 'system'.
One of them derives from one of the most notorious statements of a major European intellectual in this century , namely Heidegger's address upon assuming the rectorship of the University of Freiburg im Breisgau ... 92 Martin Heidegger ...
Author: Sheldon Rothblatt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Vaughn Rasberry turns to black culture and politics for an alternative history of the totalitarian century. He shows how black writers reimagined the standard anti-fascist, anti-communist narrative through the lens of racial injustice, with the U.S. as a tyrannical force in the Third World but also an agent of Asian and African independence.
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014), 50. On my reading, Heidegger's point is that Europe's vulnerable position between America and Russia reflects the geopolitical situation of the ...
Author: Vaughn Rasberry
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
An authoritative and comprehensive survey of the major themes, thinkers, and movements in modern European intellectual history.
... into the existentialist canon,53 and marked much of the early reading of Heidegger in both Europe and America.54 ... philosophy on the reception of Heidegger, see for instance, Roberto Tommasi, “Essere e tempo” di Martin Heidegger ...
Author: Peter E. Gordon
Author: Hans-Martin Sass
Publisher: Bowling Green State Univ philosophy
Philosophers and Religious Leaders provides a synopsis of the lives and legacies of 200 men and women from the areas of religion and philosophy who have "changed the world." These individuals have developed, extended, or exemplified ideas fundamental to the way human beings perceive the meaning and purpose of their own lives and of their societies. Some have challenged prevailing convictions and worked for immediate change during their lifetimes; others have proposed new modes of thinking that have flourished only after their passing.
ven in his lifetime, Martin Heidegger was one of the most famous and most controversial of twentieth-century ... eidegger's impacr on European and North American thought is yet to be fully appreciated; his work had a profound effict on ...
Author: Christian von Dehsen
Focusing primarily on literature from Britain, France, and Germany, Jesper Gulddal offers in-depth analyses of a range of canonical literary works in which resentful hostility towards the United States is a predominant feature. This book excavates the long-standing tendency of "literary anti-Americanism" to define a common European identity in relation to the United States and Americans.
Wyndham Lewis, America and Cosmic Man (1948) (GardenCity, NY: Country Life Press, 1949), p.12. Cf. Richard Pells, Not LikeUs, p. 201–3. 4. Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics (1935) (trans. Gregory Fried&Richard Polt)(New ...
Author: Jesper Gulddal
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Why did Martin Heidegger, the giant of continental philosophy, believe in 1933 that Hitler is the future of Europe? And why does Slavoj Žižek, “the most dangerous philosopher in the West”, support Heidegger’s right wing militancy? Heidegger and Žižek are not only erudite thinkers on human being but also incorrigible revolutionaries who even after the catastrophic failures of their favourite revolutions – the October revolution for Žižek and the National Socialist revolution for Heidegger – want to overcome capitalism; undemocratically, if necessary. The two share a spirited and sophisticated rejection of the liberalist worldview and the social order based on it. The problem is not that liberalism is factually wrong, but rather that it is ethically bad. Both argue for building and educating a new collective based on human finitude and communality. In the tradition of the Enlightenment, Žižek advocates a universalist revolution, whereas Heidegger sees the transformation rooted in particular historical existence, inviting a bewildering array of mutually exclusive criticisms and apologies of his view. The crisis that Heidegger and Žižek want to address is still here, but their unquestioned Europocentrism sets a dark cloud over the whole idea of revolution.
Means, R. (1980). For America to live, Europe must die. http://www.russellmeansfreedom.com/ 2009/ for-america-to-live-europe-must-die-russell-means/ Milchman, A., & Rosenberg, A. (1997). Martin Heidegger and the university as a site for ...
Author: Tere Vadén