Race and earth in Heidegger's thinking during the late 1930s

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In 1934 Heidegger offered an account of what a Volk is in terms of the existential analytic of Dasein set out in Being and Time, but soon after he abandoned this framework as he began the task of overcoming metaphysics. Integral to this new task was a confrontation with the racial policies not just of the Nazis but also of the Allies because he believed that the Western philosophical tradition was deeply implicated in these policies. Against this background, this paper explores Heidegger's attempts - hitherto unrecognized - in the late 1930s to sketch another way of thinking what his contemporaries called "race" using the conceptual resources he had introduced in "The Origin of the Work of Art." The paper also includes some criticisms of Emmanuel Faye's recent study, Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-66
Number of pages18
JournalSouthern Journal of Philosophy
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

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In: Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.03.2010, p. 49-66.

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