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Author Badiou, Alain, author

Title Heidegger : his life and his philosophy / Alain Badiou and Barbara Cassin ; translated by Susan Spitzer ; introduction by Kenneth Reinhard
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Series Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
Contents Table of Contents ; Introduction, by Kenneth Reinhard; 1. The Heidegger "Affair"; 2. About the Uses of the Word Jew ; 3. About Nazism; 4. Planetary Prose in the German Provinces; 5. Heidegger's Women; 6. Maneuvering and Career; 7. Couples from France and Germany; 8. Linguistic Transfiguration; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Martin Heidegger was an ordinary Nazi and a loyal member of the provincial petty bourgeoisie. He was also a seminal thinker of the Continental tradition and one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers. How are we to make sense of this mix? Should we factor Heidegger's domestic and political associations into our understanding of his thought, or should we treat his intellectual work independently of his abhorrent politics? How does any thinker reconcile the mundane with the ideal, or the pursuit of philosophical inquiry with the demands of civic engagement? In Heidegger, Alain Ba
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976 -- Political and social views.
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976 -- Relations with women.
National socialism and philosophy.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Cassin, Barbara, author
ISBN 0231542240 (electronic bk.)
9780231542241 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)
(paperback: alk. paper)
(cloth : alk. paper)
(paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Heidegger. English