Heidegger’s Black Notebooks: Philosophy, Politics, Anti-Semitism

Heidegger’s Black Notebooks: Philosophy, Politics, Anti-Semitism, Emory University, September 5-6, 2014

Peter Trawny (Bergische Universität Gesamthochschule Wuppertal)
Bettina Bergo (Université de Montréal)
Robert Bernasconi (Pennsylvania State University)
Martin Gessmann (Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach am Main)
Sander Gilman (Emory University)
Peter E. Gordon (Harvard University)
Eduardo Mendieta (Stony Brook University)
Richard Polt (Xavier University)
Tom Rockmore (Duquesne University)

Conference is free and open to the public.

Please join us for a conference devoted to Heidegger’s recently published Black Notebooks. These notebooks contain Heidegger’s private political ruminations from the years 1931-1944, dealing directly with his conception of National Socialism and politics more broadly. They also evince a strain of anti-Semitism, not only in passing remarks, but as incorporated into his philosophical/political thinking as well. And while the Black Notebooks are undoubtedly crucial for an assessment of Heidegger’s relation to politics, National Socialism, and anti-Semitism, they likewise provide an opportunity to reflect more broadly on topics such as the relation of philosophy to politics, the role of the intellectual in society, the problem of modernity, and the tension between the public and the private, to name only a few. The Emory conference features the editor of the notebooks, Peter Trawny, along with an interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the content of these notebooks from a variety of perspectives and contexts.

The conference will be held at the Emory Conference Center. Rooms can be reserved at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, (404) 712-6000, emoryconferencecenter.com Discounted room rates may apply.

For further details or questions, please contact the conference organizer, Andrew J. Mitchell, at andrew.j.mitchell@emory.edu

This conference is made possible by the generous support of the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, the Hightower Fund, the departments of Philosophy, Comparative Literature, German Studies, and French and Italian, the Institute of Liberal Arts, and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

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