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Heidegger cult

October 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

End of Heidegger cult?

How many scholarly stakes in the heart will we need before Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), still regarded by some as Germany’s greatest 20th-century philosopher, reaches his final resting place as a prolific, provincial Nazi hack? Overrated in his prime, bizarrely venerated by acolytes even now, the pretentious old Black Forest babbler makes one wonder whether there’s a university-press equivalent of wolfsbane, guaranteed to keep philosophical frauds at a distance.

Tags: Philosophy

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  • 1 The Gurdjieff Con » Heidegger and the fascist occult phase // Oct 22, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    […] Heidegger cult Although it is invisible to the naked eye, the Heidegger fad and its tenacity springs from the same occult phasing that we see in the whole period, and in which we ambiguously try to place/understand Gurdjieff (who is generally too clever to be caught directly) […]

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