Forwarded from Nestor (Heidegger)

Charles Brown CharlesB at SPAMCNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Thu Nov 2 09:40:12 MST 2000


Thanks much for this.

The articles ( and their references) seem to prove more fully that Heidegger was quite
a reactionary, and that his philosophy is reactionary, even a main direct
philosophical basis for the rise of Nazism. In a way this is like proving 2 + 2 = 4,
but the postmod school of thought so rooted in Heidegger claims to be left, so it is
necessary to prove 2 + 2 = 4 in the current period.

It really raises a critique of Romanticism as politics and undermine's art's sort of
intuitive ( ha ha) claim to inherent political progressivity. Hitler was an artist,
afterall.

The article makes the Romantic philosophical geneological connection
Schelling-Schopenhauer-Nietzsche-Heidegger.

Political Romanticism seems to be longing for old Rome , aptly expressed in SPQR and
the bundle of rods.



Charles Brown

>>> Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net 10/31/00 01:43PM >>>
For what it is worth:

There is a series of articles on WSWS on Heidegger:

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/apr2000/heid-a03.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/apr2000/heid-a04.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/apr2000/heid-a05.shtml

Johannes







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