Read the full-text online edition of Martin Heidegger: A Political Life (). One of the many virtues of Hugo Ott’s recent biography of Heidegger is the Ott characterizes Heidegger’s later religious views as a “broadly Protestant band. Hugo Ott · American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 69 (2) () Martin Heidegger’s Thinking and Japanese Philosophy and From Martin.

Author: Fenrizahn Voodooshura
Country: Switzerland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: History
Published (Last): 19 May 2012
Pages: 356
PDF File Size: 16.39 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.56 Mb
ISBN: 606-6-57815-865-6
Downloads: 90666
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gam

On the contrary, is the interpretative stance necessary to any understanding of an event. There came a point when we failed to keep up with these Joneses. I would like to respond to the charges contained in Professor J. A professional historian of institutions, Ott works from an abundant array of sources. We bow before his fate. He does this when writing, not about Heidegger whose war experience turns out to have been markedly less heroic than he made outbut in praise of some of the colleagues among them Jews whom Heidegger calumniated.

Martin Heidegger: A Political Life

I just happen to have a different understanding of how that event came to take place. It cannot have been an easy book to write, and it is not an easy book to read. Thus the reader hufo left with the unfortunate impression that the dismissal of these men from their university posts after was particularly ignoble, and the fate of those hguo were not able to leave Germany particularly unjust: Compared to this, the questions which Stern raises seem less important.

Ott is particularly strong on Swabian local and ecclesiastical history, and provides a vivid account of the youth and schooling of a poor Roman Catholic scholarship boy; it becomes clear that, but for an asthmatic heart condition, Heidegger would have taken Holy Orders.

Sein is nothing like the Hegelian Geistor even the Christian God. You are not logged in If you have already registered please login here If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would like access to the entire online archive subscribe here Institutions or university library users please login here Learn more about our institutional subscriptions here.


I was pleased, at last, to get into your long-running debate about Heidegger Letters, 31 August.

Heil Heidegger

I am thinking here, for example, of his remark upon the death of Max Scheler: The strength of the book lies in the presentation of a life against the background of all those clerical, academic and political institutions which Heidegger succeeded in dominating or failed to put to his use.

We academics have to put up with this ot of thing, of course. He was far too subtle not to realise that others were also capable of such encounters and events, and thereby of bringing meaning to expression.

Jones gives the appearance of quoting Heidegger Letters, 17 Augustand then says he has been quoting Leibniz.

Hugo Ott, Martin Heidegger’s Catholic Origins – PhilPapers

Two correspondents of the same surname have been active on our Letters page. There are more than twenty huge iron lockers of them, but it does not seem likely that the eventual disclosure nugo their contents will greatly affect our picture of the man and our reading of his work. He saw himself as a contributor to this tribal lineage, and associated his writings with it; his biographer reports on this powerful rural mystique, and is as far as I know the first author to do so fairly hguo soberly.

The first and most important of these institutions is the Church.

Gareth Jones Keble College, Oxford. On the contrary, it seems clear hkgo the question which Heidegger constantly returned to was: This may all seem pedantic, but there is an important point lurking here.

In his important text, Was heisst Denken? Log In Register for Online Access. However, Mr Jones may console himself: As Stern indicates, this problem — which Heidegger himself might have described as single-mindedness — seems to geidegger been caused by character defects. Warun ist uberhaupt Seiendes und nicht vielmehr Nichts? Does Heidegger really return repeatedly, as Stern asserts, to the question: The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers heicegger the London Review of Books.

Astonishingly, Mr Jones denies all this: Stern writes a nasty letter, and I squirmed all the way through. This was not always the case: First, he identified the rise to power of National Socialism as an event: Contact us for rights and issues inquiries. Unlike Mr Jones, I tried to be accurate in my translations from Heidegger, quoting his ontological question in the form in which it occurs on the first page of his most important work, Time and Being: Toward his Biography stands out as the most detailed and scrupulously ot.


Hugo Ott & Allan Blunden, Martin Heidegger a Political Life – PhilPapers

Heidegger is of course more ambitious than that. This is in no sense an intimate biography: Whatever the outcome of such psychological conjecture, however, one thing seems clear: Again, here we simply need to turn to what Heidegger himself actually wrote, on this occasion oht a letter to Father W.

But it seems to be true that later in his life he became more and more dictatorial, at precisely the time when he heidrgger have been more open. It is hekdegger, by any stretch of the imagination, a form of Californian laissez faire. When this takes place, the ontological difference between Sein and Dasein is understood as a relationship — rather than an arbitrary distinction — in which the meaning of human existence is revealed.

From this arrogance — the forgetfulness of his own standards of Gelassenheit as a hermeneutic stance — arose his dismissive attitude towards his colleagues.

My complaint against Professor Stern was that in loading the dice in favour of Being and Timehis comments were misleading. What I was trying to demonstrate, however — and nothing that Professor Stern has said has changed my mind on this point — was that Heidegger could only write of the event of Sein as he himself encountered it.

Richardson in the early Sixties: It is this Gelassenheit which Heidegger attempts to practise in his interpretations of such writers as Trakl, Rilke and Holderlin.

Here, therefore, is something which strikes at the very life of his credibility as an interpreter. He is an interpreter: However, his approach entails a limitation of a different kind.