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The Resource The duplicity of philosophy's shadow : Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish other, Elliot R. Wolfson

The duplicity of philosophy's shadow : Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish other, Elliot R. Wolfson

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The duplicity of philosophy's shadow : Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish other
Title
The duplicity of philosophy's shadow
Title remainder
Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish other
Statement of responsibility
Elliot R. Wolfson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is considered one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century in spite of his well-known transgressions--his complicity with National Socialism and his inability to show remorse or compassion for its victims. In The Duplicity of Philosophy's Shadow, Elliot R. Wolfson intervenes in a debate that has seen much attention in scholarly and popular media from a unique perspective, as a scholar of Jewish mysticism and philosophy who has been profoundly influenced by Heidegger's work. Wolfson sets out to probe Heidegger's writings to expose what remains unthought. In spite of Heidegger's explicit anti-Semitic statements, Wolfson reveals some crucial aspects of his thinking--including criticism of the biological racism and militant apocalypticism of Nazism--that betray an affinity with dimensions of Jewish thought: the triangulation of the concepts of homeland, language, and peoplehood; Jewish messianism and the notion of historical time as the return of the same that is always different; inclusion, exclusion, and the status of the other; the problem of evil in kabbalistic symbolism. Using Heidegger's own methods, Wolfson reflects on the inextricable link of truth and untruth and investigates the matter of silence and the limits of speech. He challenges the tendency to bifurcate the relationship of the political and the philosophical in Heidegger's thought, but parts company with those who write off Heidegger as a Nazi ideologue. Ultimately, The Duplicity of Philosophy's Shadow argues, the greatness and relevance of Heidegger's work is that he presents us with the opportunity to think the unthinkable as part of our communal destiny as historical beings
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Wolfson, Elliot R
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • National socialism
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • HISTORY
  • National socialism
Label
The duplicity of philosophy's shadow : Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish other, Elliot R. Wolfson
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Calculating Heidegger's miscalculation -- Barbaric enchantment: from existential ontology to abyssal meontology -- Nomadism, homelessness, and the obfuscation of being -- Jewish time and the historiographical eclipse of historical destiny -- Being's tragedy: Heidegger's silence and the ring of solitude -- Political disavowal: truth and concealing the unconcealment -- Heidegger, Balaam, and the radiant duplicity of philosophy's shadow
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on1031847628
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1 online resource (xxiii, 312 pages)
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online
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9780231546249
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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10.7312/wolf18562
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22573/ctv13vpbv
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remote
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(OCoLC)1031847628
Label
The duplicity of philosophy's shadow : Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish other, Elliot R. Wolfson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Calculating Heidegger's miscalculation -- Barbaric enchantment: from existential ontology to abyssal meontology -- Nomadism, homelessness, and the obfuscation of being -- Jewish time and the historiographical eclipse of historical destiny -- Being's tragedy: Heidegger's silence and the ring of solitude -- Political disavowal: truth and concealing the unconcealment -- Heidegger, Balaam, and the radiant duplicity of philosophy's shadow
Control code
on1031847628
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231546249
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/wolf18562
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv13vpbv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1031847628

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