Category Archives: Martin Heidegger

Günter Figal resigns as Heidegger Society Chair over the content of the Black Notebooks

Günter Figal resigns as Heidegger Society Chair over the content of the Black Notebooks. Daily Nous has the story – thanks to Graham Harman for the link. I admit to being puzzled by this – Figal took up the chair in … Continue reading

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Heidegger et « les juifs » – conference in Paris, January 2015

Major conference 22-25 January 2015 in Paris on ‘Heidegger et « les juifs »’ – details here. Peter Sloterdijk, Peter Trawny, Babette Babich and Blandine Kriegel among the speakers. Thanks to Andrzej Serafin for the link.

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Heidegger Gesamtausgabe app with links to available translations

An app linking to available translations of volumes of Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe is available here – requires free registration. A webpage listing (not needing registration) is here.

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Richard Polt and Gregory Fried in conversation with Thomas Sheehan about Heidegger

Richard Polt and Gregory Fried in conversation with Thomas Sheehan at 3am (via Enowning). The discussion is around the reading proposed in Sheehan’s new book, but it also touches on Heidegger’s politics and the revelations of the ‘black notebooks’.

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Heidegger’s fountain pens

A discussion of the pens on Heidegger’s desk – via Enowning. I’d say it’s what he wrote with them that’s important, except that pens do find their way into his philosophy as examples of tools.  

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Bibliography of texts discussing Heidegger’s Black Notebooks

I wouldn’t usually link to Wikipedia, but this is a very useful list of text and recordings that discuss Heidegger’s Schwarze Hefte, the ‘Black Notebooks’. Thanks to Andrzej Serafin for the work, and for sending me the link.

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How much censorship has there been in Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe?

Die Zeit has a powerful piece discussing the involvement of the Heidegger family in the production of the Gesamtausgabe, the collected edition of his works. Theodore Kisiel has long called the editorial practices an ‘international scandal of scholarship‘, but this suggests … Continue reading

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