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by Ewald Osers,Rüdiger Safranski

  • ISBN: 0674387104
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Ewald Osers,Rüdiger Safranski
  • Subcategory: Historical
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition edition (November 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 496 pages
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Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was a genius in philosophy (born in Germany as. was another emblematic genius, Albert Einstein) and his thinking will last through the ages. He has had a profound impact on psychology and psychiatry. Heidegger's Collected Works approach 100 volumes.

Rüdiger Safranski, Ewald Osers (Translator)

Rüdiger Safranski, Ewald Osers (Translator). The best intellectual biography of Heidegger ever written and a best-seller in Germany, Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil does not shy away from full coverage of Heidegger's shameful transformation into a propagandist for the National Socialist regime; nor does it allow this aspect of his career to obscure his accomplishments. Written by a master of Heidegger's philosophy, the book is one of the best introductions to the thought and to the life and times of the greatest German philosopher of the century.

Rüdiger Safranski chronicles Heidegger's rise along with the thought he honed on the way, with its .

thoughtful, sensitive and sympathetic biography. Ray Monk Times Literary Supplement). A superb work of synthesis, the book places Heidegger’s thought and life in the volatile context of 20th-century German and European politics and philosoph. lthough Safranski sees Heidegger as a towering figure in 20th-century philosophy, this is a ‘warts and all’ biography.

Rudiger Safranski, Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography (London: Granta Books, 2002). A beautifully written presentation that brings alive Nietzsche’s life and thought. Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness, Hazel Barnes, trans. London: Routledge, 1969). Sartre’s most important work in philosophy.

Rudiger Safranski studies German, philosophy, and history in Frankfurt and Berlin. He has worked in adult education and was copublisher of the magazine Berlin Hefte. He is also the author of a widely acclaimed biography of . Ewald Osers is the distinguished translator of numerous works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from German and Czech, including the correspondence of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Country of Publication. Translated by. Ewald Osers.

Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976

Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976. Philosophers - Germany - Biography. The story of Heidegger's life and philosophy, a quintessentially German story in which good and evil, brilliance and blindness are inextricably entwined and the passions and disasters of a whole century come into play, is told in this biography. Heidegger grew up in Catholic Germany where, for a chance at pursuing a life of learning, he pledged himself to the priesthood.

Rudiger Safranski, translated by Ewald Osers. Published by Harvard University Press. of the loves and lapses that tripped this intellectual. It includes coverage of Heidegger’s transformation into a propagandist for the National Socialist regime.

Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and Karl Jaspers after the War Heidegger's Other Public Adorno and Heidegger: From the Jargon of Authenticity to the Authentic Jargon of the 1960s Sunset of Life Notes Works Cited Further Reading Index. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

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One of the century's greatest philosophers, without whom there would be no Sartre, no Foucault, no Frankfurt School, Martin Heidegger was also a man of great failures and flaws, a Faustus who made a pact with the devil of his time, Adolf Hitler. The story of Heidegger's life and philosophy, a quintessentially German story in which good and evil, brilliance and blindness are inextricably entwined and the passions and disasters of a whole century come into play, is told in this brilliant biography.

Heidegger grew up in Catholic Germany where, for a chance at pursuing a life of learning, he pledged himself to the priesthood. Soon he turned apostate and sought a university position, which set him on the path to becoming the star of German philosophy in the 1920s. Rüdiger Safranski chronicles Heidegger's rise along with the thought he honed on the way, with its debt to Heraclitus, Plato, and Kant, and its tragic susceptibility to the conservatism that emerged out of the nightmare of Germany's loss in World War I. A chronicle of ideas and of personal commitments and betrayals, Safranski's biography combines clear accounts of the philosophy that won Heidegger eternal renown with the fascinating details of the loves and lapses that tripped up this powerful intellectual.

The best intellectual biography of Heidegger ever written and a best-seller in Germany, Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil does not shy away from full coverage of Heidegger's shameful transformation into a propagandist for the National Socialist regime; nor does it allow this aspect of his career to obscure his accomplishments. Written by a master of Heidegger's philosophy, the book is one of the best introductions to the thought and to the life and times of the greatest German philosopher of the century.


Reviews about Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil (7):
Dishadel
This book's richness is quite impossible to adequately convey. Safranski not only conjures up the circumstances surrounding Heidegger and his work, but also touches on the zeitgeist surrounding that which surrounded Heidegger. One of the most exciting things I've read in recent years is the portion of the book explicating the 'life philosophy' movement of the late-19th c./early 20th c. and how this played out among the professional and academic class. Fascinating book, and I find myself still able to continue to mine nuggets through the many re-readings of it I have done this past year. By the way, I initially purchased a soft cover copy at Borders and, when I discovered I had accidentally left it behind in a coffee shop somewhere, I had to re-purchase the book again (this time via Amazon, and a hard-back copy now, since it has become a 'lifetime book' for me - one to which I return, over and over again.) Beautifully written and well-translated, this book is Safranski's major achievement, his genuine tour de force. Yes, I profited from his Nietzsche book as well, but that book does not convey the care and - one is tempted to use the word 'love' - that he put into this Heidegger biography. An unqualified masterpiece!
Anaginn
This is one of the very best intellectual biographies of Heidegger. Sophisticated without being inscrutable, critical without being overly condemnatory. A landmark book in Heidegger studies
Nuadabandis
Rüdiger Safranskis biography on Heidegger combines a profound understanding of Heidegger's philosophy with a wealth of anecdotes and perceptive analysis of Heidegger the man and his relationships. In particular, Heidegger's affiliation with National Socialism is well covered.

Overall, the book is very impressive and well worth time and effort. As I am quite familiar with the young Heidegger via Theodor Kisiel's "The Genesis of heidegger's Being & Time" and the work of Scandinavian philosophers on the subject, my only regret is that Safranski didn't write more about the "thinking" of the late Heidegger.
Samowar
I ordered this book in hardcover (publisher:Harvard University Press, Cambridge,
MA) because of its lasting value. It was in excellent condition, and was shipped promptly. This book is also available in soft cover (paperback).

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was a genius in philosophy (born in Germany as
was another emblematic genius, Albert Einstein) and his thinking will last through the ages. He has had a profound impact on psychology and psychiatry
(see his Zollikon Seminars, authored by Martin Heidegger and edited by a very famous Swiss German psychiatrist, Medard Boss), as well as upon other fields of inquiry. Heidegger's Collected Works approach 100 volumes. He was extremely bright, and all of his manuscripts were handwritten because he did not want a typewriter or personal computer to come between his mind and the written word. His hand was part of who he was, and his thinking would flow from his mind, heart, spirit through his hand onto the manuscript page. His Magnum Opus is Sein und Zeit (translated by Macquarrie and Robinson as Being and Time - the best translation available in English) completed in 1926 and dedicated to his mentor, Edmund Husserl (the father of phenomenological philosophy and a Jew).
This biography is a wonderful introduction to Martin Heidegger, the human being and the philosophical genius. Professor Heidegger himself always downplayed the significance of his biographical narrative. He preferred that others would focus on his thinking in and of itself. However, there is something magnetic about human genius and we can all benefit from knowing the human being who was so gifted with genius (and wisdom). He loved his native land and very much regretted Germany's tragic immersion in World War I, the Nazi scourge on humanity, and World War II. He loved his native tongue, but also loved the language of Ancient Greece. His "conversational partners" spanned the centuries. Genius has a way of finding other genius. This biographer has done a masterful job of telling one story of the life and works of Martin Heidegger. Other stories of this genius also need to be told.
Mr_TrOlOlO
Writing about philosophers is a rather difficult task in most cases. The author has to be able to separate the philosophy from the man without making too many conjectures as to how the man shaped the philosophy or how the philosophy shaped the man. It's rather understandable the different opinions on him. He was a rabid National Socialist, hough he saw the errors of this ideology with time, he alienated many of his close friends for petty reasons, and showed blatant infidelity towards his wife.

His writing had a tendency to be obtuse, but this book is anytihng but. His philosophy is well covered, and there are some instances of a tongue -in-cheek amusement at his play on words. Like every philosopher, the philosophy changed with him, and there were times he was writing almost incoherently. It seemed he was in love with his own words as opposed to being at certain points, or perhaps couldn't come up with a logical structure to explain what he felt. Regardless, his influence is without question, and with time he always recomposed himself to the core of his teaching, to be-in-the-world, and to be open to one's own Dasein.

An excellent biography that is a good introduction to his core teachings.

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