Intriguing news of a new volume of Heidegger’s seminars – Nature, History, State: 1933-1934 (I’ve linked to the Google Books page, as the publisher one is missing.) Amazon have this listed for October 2013.
Nature, History, State: 1933-1934 presents the first complete English-language translation of Heidegger’s seminar ‘On the Essence and Concepts of Nature, History and State’, together with full introductory material and interpretive essays by five leading thinkers and scholars: Robert Bernasconi, Peter Eli Gordon, Marion Heinz, Theodore Kisiel and Slavoj Žižek. The seminar, which was held while Heidegger was serving as National Socialist rector of the University of Freiburg, represents important evidence of the development of Heidegger’s political thought. The text consists of ten ‘protocols’ on the seminar sessions, composed by students and reviewed by Heidegger. The first session’s protocol is a rather personal commentary on the atmosphere in the classroom, but the remainder have every appearance of being faithful transcripts of Heidegger’s words, in which he raises a variety of fundamental questions about nature, history and the state. The seminar culminates in an attempt to sketch a political philosophy that supports the ‘Fuhrer state’. The text is important evidence for anyone considering the tortured question of Heidegger’s Nazism and its connection to his philosophy in general.
The seminars are translated by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt, responsible for the new translation of Introduction to Metaphysics and the lecture volume Being and Truth. Thanks to Enowning for the link. Are these seminar protocols available in German? I don’t think they are in a published volume of the Gesamtausgabe.