Heidegger delivered his Inaugural Lecture as Rector. 23 April Heidegger resigned from the Rectorate. The Rektoratsrede. With those dates. Martin Heidegger. (). The assumption of the rectorate is the commitment to the spiritual leadership of this institution of higher learning.* The following of. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Defense of irony: Heidegger and the ” rektoratsrede” | The author deals with Heidegger’s relation to National Socialism on.

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Self- examination, however, presupposes that the German university possesses the strength to self-assertioTL Will we enact it?

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stiegler understands the existential analytic of Being and Time as an account of psychic individuationand his later “history of being” as an account of collective individuation.

Only in the interest of the university, which did not figure in the play of political forces, did I, who had never belonged to a political party, accept the invitation, but this, too, only on the expressly acknowl- edged condition that I would never take on a party office or engage in any party activity, especially not in my capacity as rector.

This merely preventive work did not call itself to public attention, nor was it necessary that colleagues should learn of it.

Martin Heidegger

University of Marburg University of Freiburg. Most of the people, who were unable to do serious harm to the substance of Heidegger’s thinking, tried to get at Heidegger the man with personal attacks.

This was followed, according to Heidegger, by a long period increasingly dominated by the forgetting of this initial openness, a period which commences with Platoand which occurs in different ways throughout Western history.

Heidegger thought the presence of things for us is not their being, but merely them interpreted as equipment according to a particular system of meaning and purpose.

Martin Heidegger and Nazism – Wikipedia

It demands the readiness, secured by heideggdr and skill, and tightened by discipline, to give all. We understand the German university as the “high” school that, grounded in science, by means of science educates and disciplines the leaders and guardians of the fate of the German people.


So far, a breakthrough has only been achieved on one front: Only a spiritual world gives the people the assurance of greatness.

And they will do so if, and only if, we — this body heudegger teachers and students — on the one hand expose science to its innermost necessity and, on the other hand, are equal to the German fate in its most extreme distress.

Certainly, it was more com- fortable to stay on the sidelines, to turn up one’s nose at these “impossible people,” and to sing the rektorstsrede of what had been, without a glance at the historical situation of the Western world.

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Arendt very cautiously resumed her friendship with Heidegger after the war, despite or even because of the widespread contempt for Heidegger and his political sympathies, and despite his being forbidden to teach for many years. In particular, the language is obfuscatory and the logical sequence between one sentence and the next is obscure throughout. Some writers on Heidegger’s work see possibilities within it for dialogue with traditions of thought outside of Western philosophy, particularly East Asian thinking.

The heart of the Rectoral Address, apparent even by the space given to it, is the exposition of the essence of knowing and science; the university is to be grounded on that essence; and on that ground it is to assert itself as German university. Harper and Row, One only has to heed a second point. Halfway through 2nd paragraph: The Emergence of an Augustinian Phenomenologyed. The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy [41] Faye claims that Heidegger’s philosophy was close to Nazism and that fascist and racist ideas are so woven into the fabric of his thought that it does not deserve to be called philosophy.

After Hitler’s “Peace Speech” of May 17,Heidegger more likely wanted to test Staudinger, because as a chemist his researches could become dangerous.

Retrieved hidegger April The essence of modern technology is the conversion of the whole universe of beings into an undifferentiated “standing reserve” Bestand of energy available for any use to which humans choose to put it. Indiana University Press, Is there revolution at the university as well? To be sure — it would have been difficult to gather all capable forces; difficult, too, to gradually gain influence on rekhoratsrede movement in its entirety and its position of power — but not more difficult than the burden that we were later forced to bear.


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But doesn’t this beginning by now lie two and a half millennia behind us? The reaction was swift: Heidegger also made critical contributions to philosophical conceptions of trutharguing that its original meaning was unconcealmentto philosophical analyses of art as a site of the revelation of truth, and to philosophical understanding of language as the “house of being.

Just because of this, knowing re,toratsrede develop its highest defiance; called forth by such defiance, all the power of the hiddenness of what is must first arise for knowing really to fail.

Contrary to the criticisms Heidegger advances in his lectures, intentionality and, by implication, the meaning of ‘to be’ in the final analysis is not construed by Husserl as sheer presence be it the presence of a fact or object, act or event. It is up to us whether, and to what extent, we concern ourselves with self-examination and self-assertion not just casually, but penetrating to their very foundations, or whether— with the best of intentions — we only change old arrangements and add new ones.

Prior to that there was his self-initiated break in relations with me – in fact, soon after his appointment at Freiburg – and, over the last few years, his anti-Semitism, which he came to express with increasing vigor – even against the coterie of his most enthusiastic students, as well as around the department. Philosophical historian Hans Sluga wrote:.