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 2003, when a lot of material was already widely-known. Yes, there is a lot of unpleasant material in the notebooks, and it would cause me to amend, supplement and add nuance to claims I’ve previously made about Heidegger, politics and calculation – such as in Speaking Against Number. That said, much is familiar and there were public remarks available before. Figal’s willingness to be associated with this name and society until now seems to indicate a fairly uncritical – or perhaps just incurious – attitude before.
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